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North Carolina Botanical Garden

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February 2015
$8

Family Gardening Series – Tee-PEAS

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

It’s time to plant peas ’round the teepee! Even though the air is still chilly, now is the time to get seeds in the ground for a sweet spring time harvest. Discover this delicious, climbing vine, help plant peas in the vegetable garden and to take home, and learn how to build a tee pee for your pea plant to grow on in your garden! One adult per child please. Fee, per child: $8 ($6 for members); no fee for…

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$20

Wildlife Garden Design

February 14 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Stefan Bloodworth, Curator, Blomquist Garden of Native Plants, Sarah P. Duke Gardens This workshop focuses on the vital components of a garden designed to attract and sustain a diverse cross-section of wildlife species. Special attention will be paid to specific plant families which boast a diverse contingent of wildlife-attracting species. In addition, we’ll discuss how to provide refuge and sustenance for all stages of the insect life cycle, the vital role of water in the wildlife garden, and the important…

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$15-$20

Weeds 101

February 15 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Sally Heiney, NCBG Horticulturist Every gardener and homeowner can tell you what they consider to be a weed. Too often, one person’s weed is another creature’s critical food source or shelter, while another person’s prized plant might be the next ecological disaster. Discussion will include a brief history of weeds and their impact on ecosystems and our economy. This workshop focuses on ways to identify your weeds and strategies for their management, whether they be friend or foe. Management practices…

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$10-$15

Get Ready for Spring: A Vegetable Gardening Workshop

February 22 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Greta Lee, Certified Permaculture Instructor; Claire Lorch, NCBG CCCG Educator Get ready for spring! We are excited to have the Carolina Campus Community (CCCG) as the learning laboratory for this workshop in our Home Gardening Series. This workshop covers what vegetables to plant for a spring garden, when to start planting, how to grow your own vegetable seedlings, tips on protecting plants from freezing, and how to get a large harvest from a small place. Following the workshop, plan on…

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$15

Bearing Witness to the Miracle of Monarch Migration

February 22 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

with John Connors, Wildlife Biologist There are few undertakings on earth that amaze an inspire us more than the epic annual migration of the Monarch Butterfly across eastern America. As they begin their journey northward this February, peer into the life cycle of this species including their autumn journey, one that is fraught with peril but buoyed by optimist, and join millions of them at their winter destination in Mexico. Cost: $15 ($10 for Members)

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Free

Climate Change in the Forest: Effects of Urban and Global Warming on Trees and Pests

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden,
100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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Elsa Youngstead, Entomologist Trees are essential to our wild and urban landscapes. They purify the air, cool the environment, provide wildlife habitat, and benefit human health. City trees, however, face serious stresses, including the urban heat island effect. Cities are warmer than the surrounding landscape, and research shows that urban hotspots favor insect pests. This talk will examine how urban warming helps pests and harms trees, and asks whether global warming will cause similar issues in rural forests. Free, but…

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March 2015
$125-$140

Botany

March 7 @ 9:15 am - 1:15 pm
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Every week until March 28, 2015

Olivia Lenahan, Horticultural Scientist Learn the basic principles of botany including taxonomy, anatomy, morphology and physiology. Class time is divided between lectures and examining/dissecting samples, and includes opportunities for observing examples in the Garden. No Pre-requisites. Cost: $140 ($125 for Members)

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$25-$30

Identifying and Controlling Invasive Plants

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Through classroom and field demonstrations, students learn the tools and methods needed to identify invasive species and effectively remove them under various scenarios. No prerequisites. Cost: $30 ($25 for Members)

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$115-$125

Plant Communities of North Carolina

March 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Alan Weakley, Director, UNC Herbarium This course introduces students to North Carolina’s rich diversity of plant communities. Variations in climate and soil types across the state as well as other factors have resulted in the creation of distinctive regions: subtropical maritime forests, salt marshes, longleaf pine savannas and sandhills, pocosins, oak-hickory forests, bottomland hardwoods, spruce-fir forests, rock outcrops and glades, relict prairies, and grasslands. This course explores the causes and history of North Carolina’s plant community diversity. Class sessions include…

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$125-$140

Botany

March 14 @ 9:15 am - 1:15 pm
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Every week until March 28, 2015

Olivia Lenahan, Horticultural Scientist Learn the basic principles of botany including taxonomy, anatomy, morphology and physiology. Class time is divided between lectures and examining/dissecting samples, and includes opportunities for observing examples in the Garden. No Pre-requisites. Cost: $140 ($125 for Members)

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$115-$125

Spring Flora

March 14 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Milo Pyne, Plant Ecologist Field trips and exercises provide experience in the use of identification keys and recognition of plants in a natural setting. No prerequisites. Cost: $125 ($115 for Members)

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$35-$40

Ephemerals

March 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Linda Koffenberger, professional artist Celebrate spring! Students learn about native plants that flower in early spring and receive detailed instructions and demonstrations to complete a small drawing of an ephemeral plant species native to North Carolina. No prerequisites, and no supplies needed. Cost: $40 ($35 for Members)

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$125-$140

Botany

March 21 @ 9:15 am - 1:15 pm
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Every week until March 28, 2015

Olivia Lenahan, Horticultural Scientist Learn the basic principles of botany including taxonomy, anatomy, morphology and physiology. Class time is divided between lectures and examining/dissecting samples, and includes opportunities for observing examples in the Garden. No Pre-requisites. Cost: $140 ($125 for Members)

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$35-$40

Portfolio Preparation: What You Need to Know

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Every week until March 30, 2015

Patricia Savage, professional artist Cost: $40 ($35 for Members)

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$125-$140

Botany

March 28 @ 9:15 am - 1:15 pm
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Every week until March 28, 2015

Olivia Lenahan, Horticultural Scientist Learn the basic principles of botany including taxonomy, anatomy, morphology and physiology. Class time is divided between lectures and examining/dissecting samples, and includes opportunities for observing examples in the Garden. No Pre-requisites. Cost: $140 ($125 for Members)

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$35-$40

Edibles on Paper: Root Vegetables in Watercolor

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Kathy Schermer-Gramm, professional artist Get acquainted with root vegetables! Instruction will include drawing for accuracy, painting wet into wet with saturated color followed by dry brush to bring out the details. No prerequisites, although some watercolor knowledge is helpful. Cost: $40 ($35 for Members)

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$35-$40

Portfolio Preparation: What You Need to Know

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Every week until March 30, 2015

Patricia Savage, professional artist Cost: $40 ($35 for Members)

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April 2015
$55-$65

Local Deciduous Trees

April 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Every week until April 18, 2015

Stefan Bloodworth, Curator, Blomquist Garden of Native Plants, Sarah P. Duke Gardens This course is perfect for those just beginning their study of trees, or for recent transplants to the NC Piedmont who want to identify the deciduous trees in their backyard gardens and neighborhoods. We will spend time walking in the Garden or on the Piedmont Nature Trails learning common trees, how to identify them, and understanding why they grow where they do. No prerequisites. Cost: $65 ($55 for…

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$55-$65

Local Deciduous Trees

April 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Every week until April 18, 2015

Stefan Bloodworth, Curator, Blomquist Garden of Native Plants, Sarah P. Duke Gardens This course is perfect for those just beginning their study of trees, or for recent transplants to the NC Piedmont who want to identify the deciduous trees in their backyard gardens and neighborhoods. We will spend time walking in the Garden or on the Piedmont Nature Trails learning common trees, how to identify them, and understanding why they grow where they do. No prerequisites. Cost: $65 ($55 for…

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May 2015
$115-$125

Piedmont Savanna Ecology

May 2 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Nicolette Cagle, Ecologist Cost: $125 ($115 for Members)

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$25-$30

Native Southeastern Medicinal Plants

May 17 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Ricky Bratz, Herbalist Cost: $30 ($25 for Members)

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