The club encourages members to garden organically and to strengthen the harmony among plants, earth, animals, and people. The Environmental Group promotes educational programs that center on environmental stewardship and conservation.  Activities are open to all RGC members.

Environmental Group leader Laurie M at the North Carolina Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill

Environmental Group leader Laurie M at the North Carolina Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill

This year the Environmental Group will sample a variety of activities showcasing the many different facets of “environmental.” From foodscaping with Brie Arthur and the Raleigh City Farm, to decorating hand-made birdhouses ) for the Raulston Blooms competition, we will learn about a variety of environmental concerns and what we can do in our own gardens and households to improve our North Carolina home.

Remaining Programs for the 2018-2019 RGC year

May 16: Thursday, 2:00-4:00 pm. Please note date change since yearbook printing. JCRA. Annual plant exchange and tea. Please bring a plant (or several) to exchange with other Garden members. This is a mostly social event, a time to meet other RGC members and learn what is growing in each other’s gardens. Beverages will be provided. New this year: Potluck dessert! Members are encouraged to bring something delicious.

 

2018/2019 Activities

Pictures from our tour of a foodscape garden, the North Carolina State Fair gardens., a pollinator garden in Chatham County, a stream walk at Prairie Ridge Ecostation, and a tour of the Raleigh City Farm.

Previous Environmental
Group Activities

Previous activities of the Environmental Group have included visits to gardens featuring native plants, Paint and Sip fundraising parties, a tour of a stream restoration project on the NCSU campus, a visit to NCSU phytotron, and a seminar on invasive plant species. We usually finish each year with a plant exchange and tea.