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May 2021

Beginning Colored Pencil (In-Person Series)

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - May 26 @ 4:30 pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$210

Colored pencil is a next step in advancing from drawing to painting, and introduces the full array of fine art pigments. This course is a hands-on introduction to commonly used materials and techniques such as layering, blending, burnishing and tonal gradation.

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Virtual LUNCHBOX Talk: How Trees Can Save the World – And What We Can Do to Help

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Our specific reasons may vary, but we all care about this beautiful planet we call home. Sadly, there is a lot changing here on Earth. There are issues developing that could turn our beloved home into a place that is no longer hospitable for us. There is good news: we have simple (but not easy) solutions we can implement today. We can look to Nature for guidance. What natural processes created planetary conditions favorable to all members of our planet, including humans, mammals, birds, reptiles, and so forth? 

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Taking iNaturalist to the Next Level (Virtual)

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$26

with Julie Tuttle, Ecologist; Suzanne Cadwell, Director, UNC ITS-Teaching and Learning Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021 Time: 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Fee: $26 ($23 Members) You’ve already created an iNaturalist account and shared some observations. Are you eager to take your use of iNaturalist to the next level? If so, please join us for an exploration of iNaturalist's advanced features that can enhance your use of the app and the website, as well as your participation in the iNaturalist community. Whether your…

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Native Southeastern Medicinal Plants

May 16 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$45

with Ricky Bratz, Herbalist at Cazimi Healing Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021 Time: 1:30 PM-4:30 PM Fee: $45 ($41 Members) Unless there are severe storms, this class will take place rain or shine. About 45 minutes of instruction will take place in our Joslin Combined Classroom and the remainder of the class period will be spent outdoors. Explore the beauty of native southeastern medicinal plants through field identification. Using the expansive resources of the NCBG display gardens and the Piedmont Nature…

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Visiting Artist Master Course: Creating the Wow Factor in Botanical Artworks (Virtual)

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$285

Join us for a 3-day virtual workshop! In this Visiting Artist Master Course, learn how to employ layered composition and aerial perspective techniques to add depth and drama to botanical artworks. Take your work to the next level with great wall appeal!

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Virtual LUNCHBOX Talk: Monitoring and Management at the Green Swamp Preserve

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn about how The Nature Conservancy monitors and preserves species like the longleaf pine (Pinus palustris), the endangered rough-leaved loosestrife (Lysimachia asperulifolia), and the Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) in the Green Swamp and other preserves.

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Local Trees (Hybrid Series)

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$90

with Dan Stern, NCBG Director of Horticulture Dates and Times: This series will be a hybrid of pre-recorded content and one in-garden session. Online material will be released two weeks in advance of the in-garden session alongside a virtual introduction over Zoom. Zoom meeting and material distribution: Thursday, May 27 from 2:00-2:30 p.m. In-garden session will take place 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 10; Rain date: Friday, June 11,  please also reserve this date when registering Fee: $90 ($81 Members) This spring, this class will be…

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June 2021

Local Trees (Hybrid Series)

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$90

with Dan Stern, NCBG Director of Horticulture Dates and Times: This series will be a hybrid of pre-recorded content and one in-garden session. Online material will be released two weeks in advance of the in-garden session alongside a virtual introduction over Zoom. Zoom meeting and material distribution: Wednesday, June 2 from 2:00-2:30 p.m. In-garden session will take place 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16; Rain date: Thursday, June 17,  please also reserve this date when registering Fee: $90 ($81 Members) This spring, this class will be…

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Vegetative Propagation of Southeastern Native Plants

June 5 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$45

with Matt Gocke, NCBG Nursery and Greenhouse Manager Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021 Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Fee: $45 ($41 Members) Learn the fundamentals of vegetative propagation and how to propagate plants native to the southeastern United States. We'll focus on low-tech methods you can apply at home, and all participants will have a newly stuck cutting to take home in a rudimentary, DIY mobile greenhouse. This workshop will feature a lecture, in-class demonstrations and participation, and a tour…

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Virtual LUNCHBOX Talk: Pawpaws and Other Native Tree Fruits

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Interest in native tree fruits is growing as people are exploring permaculture, homesteading and a renewed attentiveness to food self-sufficiency. Native fruits have less pest problems and are well-suited to the growing conditions of their bioregion. Mary Jac Brennan will talk about pawpaws, American persimmons, chinquapins, and more in time to prepare your site for fall/winter planting.

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