Amy Dabbs

Extension Associate
Statewide School and Community Gardening Coordinator
Horticulture Program Team, Charleston County Cooperative Extension Office

Office: Coastal Research & Education Center
Phone: 843-402-5328
Fax: Charleston

Email: adabbs@clemson.edu
 

 Educational Background

M.S. Horticulture
Clemson University 1997

B.S. Agricultural Educatio
Clemson University 1993

 Courses Taught

Tri-County Master Gardener Course
School Gardening for SC Educators
Master Gardener Advanced Training School and Community Gardening
Carolina Yards Gardening School
Sustainable Small Farms & Backyards

 Profile

Amy is the Statewide School and Community Gardening Coordinator where she leads the statewide initiative School Gardening for SC Educators that provides online training and technical support to educators interested in starting and improving school gardens. Formerly serving as the Clemson Extension Horticulture Agent and Master Gardener Coordinator for Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties for over 10 years. She has a Masters Degree in Horticulture from Clemson University specializing in horticulture therapy. Amy spent ten years at the South Carolina Botanical Garden as a registered horticultural therapist where she coordinated the after school children's gardening program, Sprouting Wings. As an Area Horticulture Agent working with a large urban audience in the Lowcountry, Amy enjoys teaching the public about native plants, composting, pollinator gardening, family friendly gardening, edibles and perennials.

 Publications

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

Dabbs, A.L. (2011) Swamp Leatherflower. Clemson Cooperative Extension Publication. clemson.edu/extension/hgic/hot_topics/2011/06swamp_leather_flower.html

Dabbs, A.L. (2009) Worm Composting. Clemson Cooperative Extension Publication. clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/other/compost_mulch/hgic1607.html

Dabbs, A.L. (2012) Foamflower. Clemson Cooperative Extension Publication. clemson.edu/extension/hgic/hot_topics/2012/03foamflower.html

Dabbs, A.L. (2015)Sow Seeds Now for Spring Blooms. Clemson Cooperative Extension Publication. clemson.edu/extension/hgic/hot_topics/2015/11sow_seeds_now_for_spring_bloom.html

Dabbs, A.L. (2015) Attracting Hummingbirds. Clemson Cooperative Extension Publication. www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/hot_topics/2015/04%20attracting_hummingbirds.html

Moraganello,K.C., Dabbs, A.L. (2015) Gardening with Native Plants. Naturally Kiawah. http://www.joomag.com/magazine/naturally-kiawah-magazine-volume-43/0698847001441728319?short

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