|Orchid Growers Day, August 3, |
at the JC Raulston Arboretum.
Location: 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC.
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: JoAnn Overton, Landscape Designer
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, you 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: $35 ($30 NCBG members)
Dates: Saturdays, Aug 3, 10, 17, 24
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Nicolette Cagle, Ecologist
This course is intended for a broad audience. Students are introduced to the complex world of soils including information on how they are formed, characterized, and populated by a wide array of organisms. An overview of soil types is presented, followed by the study of typical Piedmont soils and their properties. The various roles that soils play in both human society and ecological systems are discussed. No prerequisites. Fee: $125 ($115 NCBG members)
Time: 9:15 am - 1:15 pm
Instructor: Olivia Lenahan, Horticultural Scientist
This course is introductory in nature and designed for a broad audience. It is a fundamental core course for students enrolled in either of the NCBG certificate programs. Basic principles of botany including taxonomy, anatomy, morphology and physiology are covered. Class time is divided between lectures and examining/dissecting samples. There are also opportunities for making observations in the gardens. No prerequisites.Fee: $150 ($135 NCBG members)
Hosted by the Triangle Orchid Society in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
Date: August 3, 10–4 p.m. – (Check In opens at 9:30 a.m.)
Plantsmen's Tour: "Perennials for Shade"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
Date: August 13, 9–10:30 a.m.
Date: August 15, 7:30–9 p.m.
Turkey, with a wide range of climatic conditions and rich natural resources, has a high agricultural potential which enables the cultivation of several crop species. Agriculture still plays an important role in the economy of Turkey, but its share has declining gradually in the last years. With increased research and investments in agriculture, productivity and profitability are expected to increase in the years ahead so that the country can economically benefit from its natural resources.
http://gardens.duke.edu/events. Please call 919-668-1707 to register.
Explore wild North Carolina in these walks through our Blomquist Garden of Native Plants. Join curator Stefan Bloodworth or horticulturist Annabel Renwick on the first Thursday of every month for discussions of seasonal interest. Please dress for the weather. $7; $5 for Gardens members and Duke students and staff. Registration required (parking fees apply). To register, or for more information, please call 919-668-1707.
Membership is $25 for the year (which runs April – March) or each lecture is $10. No preregistration is required. Contact information is firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration required, but free to the public.
Location: North Regional Library, Durham
Location: South Regional Library, Durham
Location: East Regional Library, Durham