Friday, March 1, 2013

March Calendar of Triangle Gardening Programs

NC Botanical Gardens
Location: 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC.

Soil Is Everything: A Vegetable Garden Workshop
Dates: Sunday, Mar 3 (Inclement weather date: 3/17)
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Greta Lee, Permaculture Designer & Organic Gardener; Claire Lorch, Carolina Campus Community Garden Educator

Sustainable Solutions to Your Landscape Challenges
Dates: Saturday, March 23
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Amanda Mixon, NCBG Curator of Education Center Gardens

Compost Workshop
Dates: Wednesday, March 27
Time: 3:00 - 4:15 pm
Instructor: Muriel Williman, Orange County Solid Waste Management Office

This free workshop will be held at the Carolina Campus Community Garden, on Wilson Street, off Cameron Avenue past the Carolina Inn. No registration necessary.

JC Raulston Arboretum
Location: Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"The Politics of the Garden"
Noel Kingsbury, Ph.D., Garden Writer
Thursday, March 7, 2013, 7:30 pm (reception begins at 7:00 pm)

Gardening Workshop
"The Rabbit's Eye View—Long Term Plant Performance"
Noel Kingsbury, Ph.D., Garden Writer
Saturday, March 9, 2013, 9:00 am

Triangle Camellia Society's 4th Annual Camellia Show and Plant Sale
Hosted by the Triangle Camellia Society in cooperation with the American Camellia Society, the JC Raulston Arboretum, and the Raleigh Garden Club
Entries Accepted
Saturday, March 9, 2013, 8:00 AM–10:00 am
Plant Sale: 10:00 AM–4:00 pm
Show: 1:00 PM–5:00 pm

Plantsmen's Tour
"Magnolias and Early Blooming Companions"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
Tuesday, March 12, 2012, 1:00 pm

Spring Symposium
"Magnolia Mayhem" A Magnolia Study Day
Tour: Friday, March 22, 2013, 8:30 am
Presentations: Saturday, March 23, 2013, 8:00 am

Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Introduction to Vegetable Gardening
3 Thursdays, March 28 & April 4 & 11; 6:30-8:30 pm | Location: Doris Duke Center
Participant limit: 15 | Fee: $75; Gardens members $60

In the Garden: the Master Gardeners’Extension Gardener Series
"Love that Lettuce"
Meet at the Burpee Learning Center in the Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden to work
alongside an expert as you learn more about vegetable gardening
March 24, 2-4 pm

Durham Garden Forum
"Cut Flowers for the Home Garden"
Alicain Carlson, Graduate Research Asst. Floricultural Crop Research,NCSU
Tuesday, March 19, 6:30-8 pm

The Secret Life of Trees
Stefan Bloodworth, curator of the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants
Wednesday, March 27, 6:30-8 pm | Location: Doris Duke Center
Fee: $15; Gardens members $12

Frank Hyman (the Lazy Gardener) free Lectures
Chicken Coop and Hen Habitat Design & Build Workshop at Hentopia
(make it easy to have happy hens and happy henkeepers)
Sat. March 16th, 2-5pm at 1412 N. Mangum St., Durham, NC
For those who want to raise their own backyard hens—aka feathered pets with culinary benefits—we’ll be hosting a Chicken Coop and Hen Habitat Design & Build Workshop (with limited space) for $35. Cash or Check Only.

Rain Garden class at the Main Library
When: Tue, March 26, 6:45pm – 8:45pm
Where:  Durham County Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. (map)
Description:  Contact with questions and reserve a seat in the class.

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