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|January||1/5/2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM||Tai Chi in the Garden|
Class starts with a gentle warm-up, new movement instruction, and then practice and review. Students will move through the first third of a classical Tai Chi form – simple, low-impact movement appropriate for all abilities. Class will be held outdoors when possible. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and flat, thin-soled shoes.
Fee: $60 for the series ($55 NCBG members)
|1/18/2014 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM||The DO’s (and some Don’ts) of Pruning |
This will be an informative workshop on the DO’s, DO’s, DO’s of pruning. Participants will be instructed on the different types of pruning equipment and safety, the best pruning techniques, and the proper timing of pruning. In this workshop the main focus will be on, but not limited to, trees and shrubs. Pruning is beneficial to the overall health of plants, as well as, stimulating new growth and flowering. Participants will spend the first half of the workshop learning about these benefits. The second half will be applying this knowledge and technique with hands-on activities.
Fee: $20 Public ($15 NCBG Member)
|February||2/22/2014 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM||Weeds 101|
Every gardener and homeowner can tell you what they consider to be a weed. Too often, one person’s weed is another creature’s lunch 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’ve explored here at NCBG, with an emphasis on environmentally responsible gardening. Participants are welcome to bring in their own specimens for identification.
Fee: $27 ($22 NCBG members)
|2/23/2014 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM||Get Ready for Spring: A Vegetable Gardening Workshop|
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: $15 ($10 NCBG members; Free to UNC Students)
For directions to the garden site: http://ncbg.unc.edu/carolina-campus-community-garden/