Hybrid Lunchbox Talk: Current Status and Future Trends of Longleaf Pine Habitat Conservation

North Carolina Botanical Garden 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill

Register Here with Colette DeGarady, Longleaf Pine Whole System Director, The Nature Conservancy Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024 Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM ET Location: Virtual and in Reeves Auditorium Fee: Free; preregistration required The longleaf pine ecosystem is one of the most diverse and endangered habitats in North America, supporting hundreds of plant and animal...

Haiku in the Gardens

North Carolina Botanical Garden 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill

In this workshop, participants will engage in the meditative practice of writing haiku in the gardens. Haiku master Basho first advocated that we “learn about pines from the pine, and about bamboo from the bamboo.” Dwelling in nature is important to acquire haiku naturally. While there’s flora present, we can also pay attention to that subtle something like a swift breeze, a sonorous bird, unseen, or the aging tree. We will review the aesthetics of contemporary haiku writing and compose haiku on a traditional ginko walk through the gardens. All haiku experience levels are welcome, beginners too.

$13