Hybrid Lunchbox Talk: Natural Communities of Agape Center for Environmental Education

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

Greg will describe the natural communities found within the portion of Camp Agape (approximately 300 acres in Harnett County, NC) where trails are located and a total of seven different natural communities were identified. These natural communities include Piedmont Levee Forest, Piedmont Alluvial Forest, Piedmont/Mountain Semipermanent Impoundment, Low Elevation Seep, Mesic Mixed Hardwood Forest, Dry-Mesic Oak-Hickory Forest, and Dry Oak-Hickory Forest.
This is a report on Greg’s Independent Study Project for the Advanced Certificate in Native Plants. 

Making Herbal Liquid Soap from Scratch

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

Join Deena Class for this fun workshop on how to make herbal liquid soap in your kitchen with very simple equipment.

$67

Conservation Gardening 101: Landscaping with Native Plants

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

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, species selection, implementation and maintenance of compellingly beautiful and ecologically productive native plant gardens based on conservation principles.

$225

Edible Campus UNC Tour

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

Take a walk with the coordinator of Edible Campus UNC, one of the North Carolina Botanical Garden's community outreach programs that creates gardens across the UNC-Chapel Hill campus full of edible, medicinal, and pollinator-friendly plants. We'll see and taste from the gardens, and we'll learn about the program and how it supports food justice initiatives at the University, and more!

$12

Little Sprouts: Flutterby Butterfly

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

For ages 3-5 with participating caregiver. ‘Tis the season for butterflies! Little ones will learn all about these colorful insects, the amazing way they grow up, and the plants they need to live. Enjoy a story and up-close encounters with live caterpillars, make your own wings, and go on a butterfly hunt in the garden!

$10

Coker Arboretum Tour

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

Take a tour of this gem on the UNC campus with Coker Arboretum curator Margo MacIntyre. This walking tour will explore the 5-acres that make up the Arboretum, allowing time for observation and discussion. Each tour differs as the gardens change through the seasons.

$6

Hybrid Lunchbox Talk: Connecting Ecosystems for Wildlife and Plantlife Biodiversity Conservation

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

Preserving and/or creating wildlife corridors between and among core natural areas is essential for biological diversity conservation. Emphasis is often placed on wildlife, but we all know that animals depend on plantlife for food, shelter, and general habitat. Plants, like animals, must migrate across the geographic landscape, interbreed to maintain genetic diversity, respond to environmental change, and adapt to new environments. In this presentation I will discuss the importance of wildlife corridors for all species, but with an emphasis on plants. I will also provide information on the national, regional, and local efforts to ensure conservation connectivity.

Hora de Cuentos – Spanish Story Time

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

¡Disfruta de una edición especial de la hora de cuentos para comenzar el mes de la Herencia Hispana! Acompáñanos y disfruta de cuentos, rimas, y canciones en español con la bibliotecaria Maira. Este programa familiar es recomendado para una audiencia de 2 años en adelante. La hora de cuentos es gratis y se lleva a cabo el aire libre en el Children's Wonder Garden.

Singing Insects Night Hike at Mason Farm

The night has been filled with the songs of insects for hundreds of millions of years – there are fossils of katydids dating back 165 million years that show the sound-producing structures on the wings with sufficient detail that the songs they made can be artificially re-produced. When we are outside at night, the chorus of night-singing crickets and katydids today is still something that should amaze us in all its diversity. This symphony reaches its peak in the fall each year and the concert hall at Mason Farm is one of the best places to hear this performance.

$12

Magic of Mushrooms – Family Workshop

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

It’s not a plant. It’s not an animal. It’s a mushroom! Mushrooms are amazing organisms, known as fungi. They live all around us, even inside us, and are the largest life forms on Earth! Some glow in the dark, others are used to make colorful dyes or medicine. Many mushrooms make a tasty treat for people and animals, while some are deadly poisonous. Join us to learn more about these “fun guys”, make mushroom art to take home, and go on a mushroom walk on the nature trails!

$10

Hybrid Lunchbox Talk: Climate Change Gardening for the South: Planet-Friendly Solutions for Thriving Gardens

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

Gardeners across the nation are seeing clear signs of trouble in their home gardens, no matter the size—like many aspects of life on our warming planet, gardening practices need updates. In the Southeast, gardeners are under pressure to deal with increasing weather extremes, shifting hardiness zones, and seasonal unpredictability. Such environmental conditions are increasingly tough on plants as well as insects, pollinators, birds, and mammals. Hear from author Barbara J. Sullivan as she empowers southerners to grow beautiful gardens while using gardening practices that contribute to solutions for our shared environment.