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August 2021

Virtual Lunchbox Talk: Plants in Ancient Magic and Religion

August 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

With Suzanne Lye, Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, UNC-Chapel Hill Date: Thursday, August 12, 2021 Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM EST Location: Zoom webinar Fee: Free, $5 suggested fee Saffron, poppy seeds, and black hellebore – these were but some of the pharmaka used to heal, to curse, and to gain divine insight. From epic poetry such as Homer’s Odyssey to the Greek Magical Papyri and botanical works such as Inquiry into Plants by Theophrastus of Eresus, people in the ancient Greco-Roman…

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Conservation Gardening 101: Landscaping with Native Plants (Hybrid Series)

August 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$225

Conservation Gardening 101: Landscaping with Native Plants is a certificate series designed to provide home gardeners and emerging landscape professionals with foundational concepts of landscape design, native species selection, implementation and maintenance of compellingly beautiful and ecologically productive native plant gardens based on conservation principles.  This blended program (featuring online and in-garden components) will cover six conservation gardening topics through online pre-recorded lectures, three outdoor instructor-led classes at the Garden, and a variety of other resource materials shared with participants.…

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Virtual Lunchbox Talk: Woodland Restoration at Picture Creek Diabase Barrens

August 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

with David Schnake, Forest Research Operations Manager, NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Date: Thursday, August 26, 2021 Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM EST Location: Zoom webinar Fee: Free, $5 suggested fee Picture Creek Diabase Barrens is a Nationally Significant Natural Heritage Area in southwestern Granville County. Picture Creek was once a magnificent Piedmont prairie because of its unusual geology, resultant soils and frequent fire. This Piedmont prairie remnant now supports dozens of plant species with various ratings of rarity or…

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Certificate Program Graduation and Annual Celebration (Virtual)

August 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Join us for a Celebration of the 2021 graduates of the Certificates in Native Plants and Botanical Art & Illustration programs! We will hear from students and instructors of both programs about their journeys and experiences with the programs. Certificates will be presented to graduating students, and we will provide brief programmatic information and updates, providing a background to the programs for those who are visiting with graduates and for those considering registering for the certificate programs. After the virtual…

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September 2021

Field Sketching (Series)

September 7 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$210

with Kathy Schermer-Gramm, Professional Artist Dates: Tuesdays, September 7, 14, 21 and 28 Time: 1:15 PM-4:45 PM Fee: $210 ($189 Members) Take your sketchbook outdoors and reconnect with plants in their natural environment. In this course, students are encouraged to shed old habits and try new techniques as they travel to a variety of gardens and habitats. Through a combination of guided exercises and free experimentation, students discover new ways of seeing plants, new problem-solving skills, and a refreshing way…

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Lovesome Okra: An Ethnobotanical Perspective of the Past, Present, and Future Thereof (Virtual)

September 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on September 14, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on August 21, 2021 at 6:30 pm

$18

with Jordan Collins, Okra enthusiast, Masters student in Applied Biosciences (PSM) with a Sustainable Bio Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2021 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Fee: $18 ($16 Members) This event is the first of a three-part series of discussions on okra. You are welcome to register for one or all three parts of this series! This first seminar will focus on the origin of okra and how people of the past of utilized okra. Our second session will take place on…

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Virtual Lunchbox Talk: History and Heritage of the Coker House and Gardens

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

with Dr. W. Woodrow Burns, Coker House Resident Date: Thursday, September 9, 2021 Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Location: Zoom webinar Fee: Free, $5 suggested fee William C. Coker came to Chapel Hill in 1903 as the first Professor of Botany. Over the first half of the 20th century, Professor Coker, as a botanist, planner and landscape designer, shaped the UNC campus and the Chapel Hill community. He is responsible for the design and creation of the Arboretum, named in his honor.…

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Lovesome Okra: An Ethnobotanical Perspective of the Past, Present, and Future Thereof (Virtual)

September 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on September 14, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on August 21, 2021 at 6:30 pm

$18

with Jordan Collins, Okra enthusiast, Masters student in Applied Biosciences (PSM) with a Sustainable Bio Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2021 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Fee: $18 ($16 Members) This event is the first of a three-part series of discussions on okra. You are welcome to register for one or all three parts of this series! This first seminar will focus on the origin of okra and how people of the past of utilized okra. Our second session will take place on…

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