Preserving Our Culture through Land Stewardship: The Story of the Triangle Native American Society and the Wake County Indian Education Community Garden
Learn about the Healthy Native North Carolinians project in which Native youth, adults, and elders are working together to preserve cultural heritage, promote health, and foster land stewardship through community gardening and educational aquaponic gardening. Jeff Currie, member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and a community member of the Triangle Native American Society, helped start the educational gardens at the NC Museum of History. Advance registration recommended. Please plan to stay and join us for a special musical performance by UNC Unheard Voices at noon.
Edible, Utilitarian, and Religio-Medical Plants Used by the Cherokees
The Occaneechi and Their Predecessors: Archaeological Discoveries Near Hillsborough, NC
"Bulbs in the Garden" and "Inspired to Rock"
Ian Young, North American Rock Garden Society Traveling Speaker.
Plantsmen's Tour: "Lovely Laurels"
Nov. 12, 1 p.m.
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections.
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m. (reception at 7:00 p.m.)
"The Greek Torch Continues to Shine in Our Everyday Life"
Constantinos Sfikas, Licensed Professional Guide,
Professor at National Guiding School and Program Director at Hellenic Educational Travel Services.
Join us for a moment of respite in the Duke Gardens teahouse, where, as a guest to Tea, you will experience the warmth of a traditional Japanese tea gathering. Enjoy the aesthetics, poetry and serenity of this rich tradition over an enticing bowl of whisked green tea and a Japanese confection. Guests will meet at the Doris Duke Center to be escorted to the teahouse for these intimate gatherings. Children age 6 and older are welcome at Saturday teas with an accompanying adult. Participant limit: 10. $40; $30 Gardens members & Duke students/staff. Information/registration: 919-668-1707.
Nov. 23, 9 a.m.
Location: 420 Anderson St., Durham, NC.
A feast for the senses greets you in the Asiatic Arboretum, with fragrant fall blooming witch-hazel, a blaze of red, orange, yellow and gold foliage and fruit, and the smoky scents of autumn. Join curator Paul Jones and horticulturist Michelle Rawlins as they share the hidden gems of the autumn season. Meet at the Doris Duke Center. Participant limit: 15. Pre-registration required. $7; $5 Gardens members & Duke students/staff. Parking fees apply. Information/registration: 919-668-1707
Come work with floral designer Theo Roddy and create your own flower arrangement in each class. No cookie-cutter designs here! You will sharpen your design skills, learn of resources to purchase flowers, use flowers from your own garden and create a seasonal floral design. Students supply flowers (fresh or silk), a container and tools. A supply list and more information will be provided prior to each class. All other materials will be supplied in class.
Location: Sarah P. Duke Gardens greenhouse classroom. Participant limit: 20 (minimum 6). $50; $40 Gardens members and Duke students/staff. Discount available if registering for all four classes. Information/registration: 919-668-1707.
Learn about spectacular plants that offer both beauty and functionality with Stefan Bloodworth, curator of Blomquist Garden of Native Plants. Please note that this is the third of four programs. Meet at the Doris Duke Center. $7; $5 Gardens members & Duke students/staff. Participant limit: 15. Information/registration: 919-668-1707. Horticulture Certificate elective course.
Decorate your home for the holidays and find fabulous gifts for friends, including ornaments, gourd bird houses, jewelry, stationery, knitted goods and nature-focused gifts. All proceeds support Duke Gardens. All items made by the volunteer Garden Guild. Free admission. Parking free until 1 p.m.
|"Outsmarting Critters," Nov. 3.|
Learn to deter and manage pests with integrated pest management strategies presented by Master Gardeners of Durham County. Durham Co. Extension Agent Michelle Wallace will lead the talk.
South Regional Library, 919.560.7409
Cultivating a Garden of Acidic Lovers
Nov. 17, 3-4 p.m.
North Regional Library, 919.560.0231