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Month
Date
Upcoming Event
January
1/30/2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The DO's and Some Dont's of Pruning
Registration Closed
This is an informative workshop on the fundamentals of pruning. Participants are instructed on the different types of pruning equipment and safety, the best pruning techniques, and the proper time to prune. The primary focus is, but not limited to, trees and shrubs. Pruning is a beneficial horticultural practice for the overall health of plants, as well as, stimulating new growth and flowering.
March
3/19/2016 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sustainable Lawns
Spaces Remaining: 19
Go Green! An ecologically sensible lawn will save you time, water, fuel and money while still offering the landscape pleasures of green space. Types of lawns depend on use, design goals and resources you are willing to invest. Learn alternatives to a traditional lawn and sustainable horticultural practices. Fee: $30 ($27 NCBG members)
3/30/2016 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Composting Workshop
Spaces Remaining: 50
Muriel Williman, composter extraordinaire, demonstrates how to put your food scraps to good use-what to compost, what not to compost and why and how easy it is to start your own vermicomposting. The class is rain or shine, so dress for the weather. Free admission Registration Required.
April
4/2/2016 9:30 AM - 4/30/2016 12:00 PM
Sustainable Landscapes
Spaces Remaining: 15
Harness nature’s power to create a healthy, beautiful home landscape. Landscape for Life teaches how to work with nature in your landscape, no matter where you live, whether you garden in a city or suburban lot, 20–acre farm, or the common area of your condominium. Conventional gardens often work against nature and can damage the environment's ability to clean air and water, reduce flooding, and combat climate change. The good news is that even one home garden can begin to repair the web of life. It's possible to create a great–looking garden that's healthier for you, your family, your pets, and the environment and that saves you time and money. Topics include successful soil, water, plant and materials practices with emphasis on native plants. Consider registering for a valuable and valuable course, Home Landscape Design Workshop, scheduled to begin May 14. Fee: $150 ($140 NCBG Members).
4/3/2016 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Get Ready for Summer: An Organic Vegetable Gardening Workshop
Spaces Remaining: 11
Get ready for summer! We are excited to have the Carolina Campus Community Garden (CCCG) as the learning laboratory for this workshop. This organic gardening workshop covers what vegetables to plant for a summer garden; when to start planting; tips on trellising, staking and organic methods of pest control; and how to get a large harvest from a small space. Following the indoor workshop, students will visit the CCCG and have an opportunity to garden with the CCCG volunteer corp!
4/9/2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Weeds 101
Spaces Remaining: 17
Every gardener and homeowner can tell you what they consider to be a weed. Too often, one person’s weed is another creature’s critical food source or shelter, while another person’s prized plant might be the next ecological disaster. Discussion will include a brief history of weeds and their impact on ecosystems and our economy. This workshop focuses on ways to identify your weeds and strategies for their management, whether they be friend or foe. Management practices include time-tested approaches and some new techniques we employ here at NCBG, with an emphasis on environmentally responsible gardening. Participants are welcome to bring in their own specimens for identification.
4/24/2016
Mercer Reeves Hubbard Herb Garden: Afternoon Tea and Lemon Thyme Cookies
Spaces Remaining: 25
Join us for this special celebration in the Mercer Reeves Hubbard Herb Garden. Wendy offers tips on growing and using herbs and Ken shares stories of the early years of the Herb Garden. Free. Preregistration required.