Upcoming Event
1/16/2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Leopold Bench Building Workshop
Spaces Remaining: 10
Saturday, January 16; (Inclement weather date: January 30); 2:00 – 4:00pm Celebrate Aldo Leopold’s birthday with us. Considered by many to be the father of wildlife management and of the U.S. wilderness system, Aldo Leopold was a conservationist, forester, philosopher, educator, writer, and outdoor enthusiast. In 1935, Aldo Leopold and his family initiated their own ecological restoration experiment on a worn-out farm along the Wisconsin River outside of Baraboo, WI. There, he used scrap wood or whatever materials he had on hand to build a series of benches. During this workshop, participants build a Leopold Bench to take home. This bench is simple, yet classic for any garden and landscape. Rough sawn cedar wood will be cut to size for assembly by the participant. If you can, please bring a power drill/screwdriver. Otherwise, tools will be provided. $65 ($58 NCBG Members). Limit 12.
1/23/2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The DO's and Some Don'ts of Pruning
Spaces Remaining: 16
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. Fee: $36.00 ($32 NCBG Members). Limit 20.
4/9/2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Weeds 101
Spaces Remaining: 18
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. Fee: $24 ($22.00 NCBG members) Limit 20.