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S. Cory Tanner

Urban Horticulture Program Team Leader
Horticulture Program Team, Greenville County Cooperative Extension Office

Office: Greenville
Phone: 864-365-0633


 Educational Background

M.S. Plant & Environmental Science
Clemson University 2007

B.S. Horticulture
Clemson University 2001

 Courses Taught

Continuing Education Programs for Professional Horticulturists
Pesticide Recertification Training
Master Gardener Training


A life-long gardener, Cory earned a B.S. and an M.S. in horticulture from Clemson University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in entomology. Prior to employment with Clemson Extension, he worked in the nursery trade, producing quality landscape trees and shrubs. A prolific writer, Cory previously authored a monthly column for SC Living Magazine called SC Gardener and frequently appears as an expert panelist on SCETV’s award-winning gardening program, Making It Grow!.

 Extension and Outreach

As the Urban Horticulture Program Team Leader I provide statewide programmatic leadership to extension agents working in the areas of school & community gardening, consumer horticulture, and the ornamental nursery and landscape industry. I deliver educational programs and consultation services to landscapers and nursery professionals and share home gardening advice, teach Master Gardener lessons throughout the state, and write horticultural columns and fact sheets.


Bowen, D., A. Dabbs, G. Dickert, B. Landford, W. Massey, and C. Tanner. (2012). Starting a Community Garden. Clemson Cooperative Extension Publication.

Tanner, C. 2011. Pomegranate. Reprint of Clemson Extension Home & Garden Information Center Fact Sheet – HGIC 1359. Published in March/April 2011 Issue of The South Carolina Nurseryman trade magazine. pp. 18-20.

Knight, F. and Tanner, C. 2010. Garden Peas. Clemson Extension Home & Garden Information Center Fact Sheet – HGIC 1328. 3 pp.

Tanner, C. 2010. Harvesting Vegetables. Clemson Extension Home & Garden Information Center Fact Sheet – HGIC 1262. 7 pp.

Tanner, C. 2009. Pomegranate. Clemson Extension Home & Garden Information Center Fact Sheet - HGIC 1359

Tanner, C., T. Davis, K. Smith, E. Brantley, F. Henning, P. Pugliese, G. Wade, M. Fonseca, E. Bauske. 2009. Advanced Concepts in Water Smart Landscapes Part I: Landscape Planning and Design. UGA Coop. Ext. Elec. Bul. CD-044.


Read Corys monthly S.C. Gardener columns in S.C. Living Magazine
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