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April 2021

Spring Silent Walk

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$6

Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021 Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Fee: $6.00 ($5.00 Members) Join us for a leisurely, quiet guided walk on our Piedmont Nature Trails. Our trained Garden Guides will give suggestions on how to focus on the world around you using your senses of sight, touch, hearing, and smell as you silently hike along the trails. The walk will wrap up with a chance to share your experiences with each other. Please dress for the weather…

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Meditation in the Garden

April 18 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on April 18, 2021 at 3:30 pm

One event on May 2, 2021 at 3:30 pm

North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$13

with Scott Miller, CPC, ELI-MP Date: Sunday, March 14, 2021 Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Fee: $13 ($12 Members) Mindfulness and meditation are getting a lot of attention these days, from articles in the Harvard Business Review to studies by psychologists and neuroscientists. The basic techniques are easy to learn and practice. Join us for an introduction to meditation in a beautiful outdoor setting. We will mainly practice seated meditation with an optional short walking meditation. Whether you’re a complete…

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Outdoor Yoga in the Garden

April 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 25, 2021

North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$13

Join us for 75 minutes of rejuvenating outdoor yoga. The class will be held outside in our Perennial Circle. You will be immersed in the sounds and sights of nature as Sam leads you through a series of seated, standing, and lying poses in the meadow with views of native flowers, trees, and butterflies. The class is gentle and invigorating. Modifications of poses will be offered.

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Foodscaping with Native Plants (Virtual)

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$26

Thoughtful design and management of landscapes is more important than ever as concerns of climate, water quality and invasive plants increase. Brie will discuss how to create a foodscape using native plants mixed with favorite seasonal food crops. The best organic products are featured and easy, earth friendly maintenance strategies are highlighted. Learn about native edible plants and the pollinators they attract that aid in ecological restoration. Get inspired to see the potential every landscape offers by transforming them into purposeful spaces that embrace solutions to modern day landscape practices.

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Identifying and Controlling Invasive Plants (Hybrid)

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
$45

Through classroom and field demonstrations, students learn the tools and methods needed to identify invasive species and effectively remove them. We'll discuss the most prominent invasive plants in North Carolina and how to identify them by habit and growth form. Then, we'll cover integrated methods for controlling invasive plants on multiple scales.

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Virtual LUNCHBOX Talk: Bigleaf Magnolia at Redlair Preserve

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Redlair Preserve in the western Piedmont is best known for the charismatic bigleaf magnolia, which has the largest leaves of any tree species in the nation. The Preserve also has an incredible diversity of plant species and vegetation types. Robert Peet will start by describing the Redlair Preserve and then discuss the vegetation pattern across this landscape and the challenges for management. He will then discuss the distribution of bigleaf magnolia across the Southeast and will place it in the context of other rare or geographically disjunct species of the Piedmont. Fisher Stines will then present a summary of his research at NC State University on the distribution, abundance and population structure of bigleaf magnolia across the Redlair Preserve.

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The Anatomy of Shadows: Form and Cast in Watercolor (Virtual)

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$53

A virtual art class for those looking to deepen their skills. Have you spent time on a sunny day studying shadows and the patterns they create? Have you looked at the soft subtle shadows as a subject turns from the light? Shadows are an important and useful tool for artists to create form as they accurately render their subjects. Shadows can be used creatively to enhance compositions. Join Kate to study and paint shadows in watercolor. The subject and drawing will be provided, students have the option of using their own subject matter. The course will consist of presentations, demonstrations, handouts, and student work time.

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Outdoor Yoga in the Garden

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 25, 2021

North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$13

Join us for 75 minutes of rejuvenating outdoor yoga. The class will be held outside in our Perennial Circle. You will be immersed in the sounds and sights of nature as Sam leads you through a series of seated, standing, and lying poses in the meadow with views of native flowers, trees, and butterflies. The class is gentle and invigorating. Modifications of poses will be offered.

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Reducing Your Carbon Footprint at Home (Virtual)

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$19

with Janna Starr, Facilities & Events Manager and Sustainability Officer, North Carolina Botanical Garden Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Fee: $19 ($17 Members) While the news about climate change can be overwhelming, there are things we can all do in our everyday lives to lessen our environmental impact. In this course, we will cover sustainable strategies that participants can implement at home to reduce their carbon footprint. We will focus on topics including reducing energy,…

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Spring Garden Walk

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$6

Date: Friday, April 30, 2021 Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Fee: $6.00 ($5.00 Members) Join us for a leisurely guided walk through our native plant display gardens and learn about some seasonal highlights as well as what makes the NCBG a conservation garden. Walks led by our trained Garden Guides. Please dress for the weather and in comfortable shoes for walking outdoor pathways. Best suited for adults and children age 10 & up. Register Here

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