Spring Forward

It’s still winter at the garden, but we’re already thinking about spring and all that’s coming with it. We have a busy semester planned at the garden. Join us for any or all of our spring events:

Sunday, March 3 – “Soil Is Everything” – A Vegetable Gardening Workshop

This workshop is hosted by the North Carolina Botanical Garden at the CCCG. For $15 ($10 for NCBG members) learn the basics about soil testing, soil types, raised beds, soil amendments, the effects of tilling and more. Greta Lee, permaculture designer and organic gardener, and Claire Lorch, the CCCG educator, will lead the workshop. The workshop will be from 2 to 3 p.m. before the regular Sunday workday. Register online at ncbg.unc.edu. (Rain date: March 17)

Saturday, March 23 - Weed Dating Social – Speed Dating in a Garden

The CCCG is hosting a Speed Dating event for UNC undergraduate and graduate students. Come help us with weeding, composting and spring garden preparation while meeting new people. Weed Dating will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. (Rain date: April 6)

Wednesday, March 27 - Compost Workshop

Muriel Williman from the Orange County Solid Waste Management Office will lead a worm compost workshop for beginners covering all the basics you need to start your own. This workshop will take place from 3 to 4:15 p.m. during the regular Wednesday workday.

Sunday, April 14 - Shiitake Mushroom Growing Workshop

Aaron Moody, a geography professor and mushroom grower, will lead a hands-on workshop about how to grow shiitake mushrooms in logs. A mushroom tasting will follow. No experience is necessary, and children are welcome. This workshop will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. before the Sunday workday.

Sunday, April 21 – Perennial Vegetables Workshop

Greta Lee and Claire Lorch will team up to host another North Carolina Botanical Garden workshop at the CCCG. This one will focus on the growing and harvesting of leafy greens and tubers. The workshop is $15 ($10 for NCBG members) and will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. before the regular Sunday workday. Register online at ncbg.unc.edu. (Rain date: May 5)

Contact Claire Lorch at clorch@email.unc.edu with questions about any event.

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