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with Beverly Dyer, MSN, RN, Certified Botanical Illustrator Celebrate the changing season! Learn about native plants that flower as summer ends and fall begins. We will seek to capture the essence of our subjects with watercolor sketching. Receive instructions and demonstrations to complete a small en plein air painting of wildflowers. No prerequisites. This course will be held outdoors in the Garden and in the classroom with the majority of the time being spent outdoors. Fee includes supplies. Register hereFind out more »
with Sam Sather, BSN, MS, C-IAYT, eRYT, Certified Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Tuesday, September 29 (Rain Date: Tuesday, October 6) 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM $13 ($12 Members) Join us for 75 minutes of rejuvenating outdoor yoga. The class will be held outside on the lawn in our Children’s Wonder Garden. You will be immersed in the sounds and sights of nature as Sam leads you through a series of seated, standing and lying poses in the meadow with views of…Find out more »
with H. Van Cotter, Mycologist This course is an introduction to mushrooms, including their identification, ecology and cultivation. Session includes classroom discussion on the basic taxonomy of fleshy fungi and a foray to a nearby forest. No prerequisites. This course will be held outdoors in the Garden and in the classroom with a significant portion of the time being spent outdoors. Price includes supply fee, which covers materials for mushroom cultivation bags that participants will be able to take home.…Find out more »
Interest in growing organic and sustainable gardens has skyrocketed during the pandemic, evidenced by shortages of seeds and vegetable starts. Join us as visionary seed saver, storyteller, and former NCBG volunteer Ira Wallace explores how tradition, taste, place, and storytelling work to preserve biodiversity, regional food traditions, and seed saving. She will share stories of seeds and the gardeners who save them for great heirloom varieties like Greasy beans, Cherokee Purple, and Radiator Charlie’s Mortgage Lifter tomatoes. Ira Wallace is…Find out more »
with Eimy Rivas Plata, Lichenologist Lichens (lichenized fungi) are symbiotic organisms that consist of fungal, algal and/or bacterial partners. Among the first life-forms to live on land, lichens have occupied nearly every habitat on Earth and grow on many of the surfaces of our environment. This class introduces students to the fascinating world of lichen biology, the dazzling diversity of the local lichen flora, and their importance as indicators of environmental health. Includes lecture, demonstrations, and a foray out into…Find out more »