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May 2021

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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Spring Silent Walk

May 28 @ 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, May 28, 2021 Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 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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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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Excursion: Boiling Spring Lakes and Green Swamp Preserve

June 5 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
$75

with Roger Shew, Senior Lecturer in Geology and Environmental Science, UNC Wilmington; Julie Moore, Botanist & Endangered Species Biologist; Retired US Fish and Wildlife Service Biologist Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021 Time: 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM Fee: $75.00 ($68 members of either NCBG or FoPC) Note: While this event is currently full, we encourage you to sign up for the waitlist using the registration link below. We hope to add another excursion leader so we can open up more…

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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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Entomology (Series)

June 12 @ 9:30 am - June 26 @ 12:30 pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$135

This nine hour course is designed for a broad audience. Most aspects of insect biology will be covered, with an emphasis on the adaptations that have made them the most diverse group of organisms. The variety of orders, families, and species will be reviewed, using examples found in the local area. Observational techniques will be demonstrated in a field trip to Mason Farm, and a tour of the Garden's display areas will be used to discuss how to improve habitats for insects in our own backyards.

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Coker Arboretum Tour

June 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until November 20, 2021

Coker Arboretum, 399 E. Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$6

Take a tour of this gem on the UNC campus with Coker Arboretum assistant curator Geoffrey Neal. 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. The tour departs from the stone gathering circle on the Cameron Avenue side of the Arboretum at 11 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month (March through November). Tours take place rain or shine.…

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Sustainable Solutions to Your Landscape Challenges (Virtual)

June 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$19

Are the trees in your garden maturing, resulting in a change in the level of light (sun to shade) in your garden? Or does your garden have existing mature trees, creating challenges for planting without damaging the roots? If so, this class is for you. Wendy Wenck currently oversees the NCBG Green Gardener Clinic where Garden staff and volunteers have answered gardener's questions about native plants for over 10 years. In this class, Wendy will share case study examples of a couple of these common landscape challenges with potential solutions and will field questions from the audience to help you solve your related landscape challenges. 

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