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Month
Date
Upcoming Event
June
6/25/2016 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Botany of Gardening
Registration Closed
What makes a seed wake up and germinate? How are flowers pollinated and how are fruit formed? This workshop delves into the science of gardening as we journey through a growing season. Discussion and hands-on activities will cover seeds, flowers, fruits, vegetables, and the science behind gardening practices. Perfect for gardeners who want to have a better understanding of basic botany and aim to have a more prosperous gardening experience. Fee: $30 ($28 NCBG Members)
September
9/10/2016 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
How to Create a Bird-Friendly Yard Workshop
Spaces Remaining: 19
Are you ready to transform your yard into a bird sanctuary? Learn what birds need in your yard during all parts of their annual cycle, from raising babies in the spring to migrating south in the winter. You'll learn about the four food groups for birds and how to provide shelter. This workshop is equally helpful for large yards and tiny yards. You’ll get a printed copy of Audubon North Carolina’s list of 400 recommended bird-friendly native plants with full details on each one. This workshop is perfectly timed so that you can walk out of the workshop with a wish-list of bird-friendly native plants, and head straight for the NCBG Plant Sale to buy them!
9/14/2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fourteen Ferns for Fun
Spaces Remaining: 8
Take a walk through the Garden for an introduction to our common native ferns. You will learn about their fascinating life cycle, tips for propagation and uses in the home landscape, and ways to distinguish and remember these graceful native plants. Fee: $12 ($11 NCBG Members)
9/18/2016 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Native Seed Propagation
Spaces Remaining: 11
Intended for all levels, students learn seed propagation techniques for native perennials and woody plants. Topics include seed collection methods, post-collection handling, cleaning equipment and techniques, seed storage, seed sowing techniques, sowing media, cultural requirements of seedlings, and dormancy requirements. Fee: $38 ($34 NCBG members).
October
10/22/2016 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Therapeutic Horticulture: An Introductory Workshop
Spaces Remaining: 8
This full day workshop provides an overview of the theory and practice of therapeutic horticulture. Participants learn how to use plants, gardens and nature as a therapeutic tool for health and well-being, including physical, social, emotional, and cognitive health. We will discuss ways to integrate therapeutic horticulture into various settings for people of all ages and abilities.
December
12/10/2016 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Basics of Bird Photography
Spaces Remaining: 13
Join local photographers and bird enthusiasts, Mary Sonis and Mike Dunn, for a morning program on how to improve your bird photography. There will be instructional time in the classroom on basic equipment, tips, and techniques, followed by time in the Garden to practice what you have learned. Bring a digital camera, comfortable walking shoes, and dress for the weather. Fee: $20 ($18 members)