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9:30 AM - 10/24/2015
Landscape for Life
Registration Closed
Saturdays September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24 9:30am - 12:00pm 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 October 31, 2015. Fee: $150 ($140 NCBG Members)

9:30 AM - 11/7/2015 12:30 PM
Home Landscape Design Workshop
Spaces Remaining: 12
2 Saturdays, Oct 31, Nov 7; 9:30am-12:30pm The workshop addresses the typical challenges of homeowners in this area. Participants learn how to approach a landscape design project and how to implement a plan with sustainable materials. Specific topics include analysis of the property, functional flow, public and private areas and “rooms” will be discussed. You will receive a list of native plants frequently used in home landscapes. Fee: $50 ($45 NCBG Members)

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fanciful Birds Holiday Tour Ornament Workshop
Spaces Remaining: 7
Learn a new craft for the holidays! Please join us for this fun workshop, creating fanciful birds from natural materials that will adorn our Holiday Tree. Free. Preregistration required. Limit 20.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Leopold Bench Building Workshop
Spaces Remaining: 12
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.

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The DO's and Some Don'ts of Pruning
Spaces Remaining: 19
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.

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Get Ready for Spring: A Vegetable Gardening Workshop
Spaces Remaining: 18
Get ready for spring! We are excited to have the Carolina Campus Community Garden (CCCG) as the learning laboratory for this workshop in our Home Gardening Series. This workshop covers what vegetables to plant for a spring garden; when to start planting; how to grow your own vegetable seedlings; tips on protecting plants from freezing; and how to get a large harvest from a small space. Following the workshop, plan on staying to volunteer with the CCCG volunteer corp! Fee: $18.00 ($16 NCBG members; Free to UNC Students) For directions to the garden site: ) The workshop itself will be held in the library of the Newman Catholic Student Center located at 218 Pittsboro St. in Chapel Hill. Parking is available behind the church. Plan to meet at the Church. CCCG is located nearby. Limit 20.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Weeds 101
Spaces Remaining: 20
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.


For questions about registration, please contact the Registrar:
phone: 919-843-8524

For questions about Adult Certificate Programs (Botanical Art & Illustration or Native Plant Studies), please contact the Director of Education:
phone: 919-962-9460

phone: 919-962-0522
fax: 919-962-3531
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