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Spaces Remaining: 9999
Share your love for the mission of the North Carolina Botanical Garden with a gift certificate in the amount of your choosing. Gift certificates never expire and can be used toward registration in any of our hundreds of programs, or even toward enrollment in one of our certificate programs!

9:30 AM - 4/11/2015
Landscape for Life
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Harness nature’s power to create a healthy, beautiful home landscape. Landscape For Life shows you how to work with nature in your garden, no matter where you live, whether you garden on a city or suburban lot, a 20–acre farm, or the common area of your condominium. Conventional gardens often work against nature. They can damage the environment's ability to clean air and water, reduce flooding, combat climate change, and provide all the other natural benefits that support life on earth-including us. 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 will include successful soil, water, plant and materials practices with emphasis on native plants. Also, consider registering for a valuable and subsequent course, Home Landscape Design Workshop, scheduled to begin April 18.

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Identifying and Controlling Invasive Plants
Spaces Remaining: 13
Through classroom and field demonstrations, students learn the tools and methods needed to identify invasive species and effectively remove them under various scenarios. No prerequisites. $30 ($25 Members)

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Composting Workshop
Spaces Remaining: 19
Muriel Williman, Orange County Waste Management Educator and composter extraordanaire will be demonstrating how to put your food scraps to good use-what to compost, what not to compost and why. She will also show you how easy it is to start your own vermicomposting. We will hold the class rain or shine, and people should dress for the weather and be prepared to stand outside without shelter for the duration of the class, so weather depending, a sun hat or raincoat may be appropriate. Free, but registration required. Parking is available in the parking lot right across from the CCCG.

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Shiitake Mushroom Growing Workshop
Spaces Remaining: 3
Learn how to grow shiitake mushrooms by preparing logs with mushroom plugs for the CCCG and taste delicious samples of mushroom dishes. Please bring a charged cordless drill (bit size 5/16 or 8mm) if possible. Children are welcome. Free. Preregistration required. (Rain date: Mar 29)

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Leopold Bench Building Workshop
Spaces Remaining: 12
During this workshop, participants build a Leopold Bench to take home. This bench is simple, yet classic for any garden and landscape. Rough finish pine wood will be cut to size for assembly by the participants. If you can, please bring a power drill/screwdriver and a paint brush to seal the bench. Otherwise, tools will be provided. $80 ($70 NCBG Members)

9:30 AM - 4/25/2015
Home Landscape Design Workshop
Spaces Remaining: 19
Saturdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 11; 9:30 – 11:30am This workshop addresses the typical challenges of homeowners in this area. Participants learn how to approach a landscape design project, how to implement a plan with sustainable materials and finally, will be given a list of native plants of this area frequently used in home landscapes. Specific topics will include analyzing the property for wind and sun orientation, a functional flow, and treating special features of your landscape. The concepts of sight line, public and private areas and “rooms” will be discussed. Fee: $50 ($45 NCBG Members)

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Native Southeastern Medicinal Plants
Spaces Remaining: 17
This course is intended for a broad audience. Participants explore the beauty of spring native south eastern medicinal plants through field identification. Using the expansive resources of the NCBG gardens themselves as well as woodland trails in close proximity, students take in the abundant medicine that our local flora has to offer. Topics include field identification, ethical gathering and harvesting, history and lore of each plant, therapeutic and medicinal uses as well as preparations. $30 ($25 Members)

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Plant Propagation
Spaces Remaining: 18
This short course is intended for a broad audience. Students learn fundamentals of vegetative propagation and techniques for propagating southeastern native plants by means of stem and root cuttings. Class includes hands-on propagation and a tour of the vegetative propagation facilities of NCBG. No prerequisites $30 ($25 Members)


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