North Carolina Botanical Garden


Carolina Community Garden Tour

with Claire Lorch, CCG Educator
The registration period has closed for this event.

Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021

Time: 5:00 PM-6:00 PM

Fee: Free, preregistration required


Tour the Carolina Community Garden (CCG) with garden manager Claire Lorch. Learn about this 1/3-acre garden, an outreach program of the North Carolina Botanical Garden, which provides 5000+ pounds of fresh, sustainably grown produce to the University’s housekeepers annually through the shared efforts of staff, students, faculty, and local residents. The CCG’s special features include a solar-powered greenhouse, an extensive composting system, beehives, pollinator-friendly wildflowers, and shiitake mushroom logs.


Note: We'll meet at the Carolina Campus Community Garden, located at 200 Wilson Street in Chapel Hill.


Note: Preregistration is required | Registration open through 5/13/2021 12:00 PM EST

About GO Public Gardens Week

This annual tradition (formerly National Public Gardens Week) of the American Public Gardens Association celebrates public gardens, raising awareness of the important role the North Carolina Botanical Garden plays in the community. Join NCBG staff for a guided tour of some of our gardens and natural areas, emphasizing our role as a Conservation Garden. We encourage you to attend multiple tours.

About the Speaker

Claire Lorch helped to start and has served as the garden manager/education coordinator for the Carolina Community Garden, a 14,000 square foot garden that provides sustainably grown produce to UNC’s lowest wage workers.

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UNC Community Standards

We are taking extensive precautions to make sure the Garden is a safe place to visit, and we need your help to keep it safe for everyone. When registering, you must agree to abide by the UNC Community Standards. Read the UNC Community Standards here.


In brief, please follow these practices:

  • Before leaving home for class, check for symptoms using the COVID-19 screening checklist. Do not attend class if you are experiencing any symptom(s) indicated on the screening checklist. If you are not able to attend class for this reason, we will offer you a full refund as course credit or to your credit card.

  • Watch your distance and remain 6 feet apart from others.

  • Bring a mask with you. Wear a mask at all times indoors and when you are unable to maintain a 6' distance outdoors.

  • Wash your hands often.

  • Wipe off your work area before class with disinfecting wipes that will be available in the classroom.

By doing these things, you are doing your part to keep others safe both on campus and in our local communities.


Carolina Community Garden (CCG)

200 Wilson Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

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