Wednesday, April 13, 2016

GCNC Annual Meeting Spotlight: Afternoon Workshops Available

The Durham Council of Garden Clubs is hosting the April 17-19, 2016 Annual Meeting of The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc., and its roster of afternoon workshops is just about full!

Here are two exciting workshops that attendees can still enjoy.
Cheralyn Schmidt, MPH
Durham County Horticultural Extension Agent.

Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
Southwestern Food Demonstration: "The World of Chilies"
Cheralyn Schmidt, MPH
Durham County Horticulture Agent, North Carolina State University
"The World of Chilies" Come on a culinary tour of this spicy ingredient used in cuisines throughout the world. Learn about the discovery and history of chiles as well as nutrition and medicinal uses.
Cheralyn is a food educator with 20 years experience working in the culinary and farming industries. She holds degrees in nutrition and public health specializing in seed-to-table education for family health and wellness. She is a pollinator promoter, bee swarm catcher and avid backyard gardener. She currently manages Briggs Avenue Community Garden and 100 Extension Master Gardener Volunteers in Durham County.

Monday, 2:30 p.m.
Witherspoon Rose Culture

David Pike, President of Witherspoon Rose Culture and
Rhonda W. Pike, VP and a member of the Hillsborough Garden Club.
David Pike, President
David Pike became president of Witherspoon Rose Culture in 1983 and works diligently to build a staff of expert rose professionals who serve rose garden clients in the Durham and Charlotte areas.

David is a frequent and favorite speaker at garden clubs, rose societies, gardening shows, and radio talk shows. David has been featured in numerous local and national print media, including Southern Living. “The Gardens at Witherspoon” has been awarded the official designation “Outstanding Rose Garden Maintenance” given by All-American Rose Selections. In 1999, David’s vast experience with roses took him to The Netherlands where he was invited to judge in the World Rose Trials in The Hague. David has served as a frequent rose judge for the annual Biltmore Estate Festival of Flowers in Asheville, NC.

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