Past Event June 2015 - Remember Your Roots: Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the Raleigh Garden Club
Jun
3
11:00 AM11:00

Past Event June 2015 - Remember Your Roots: Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the Raleigh Garden Club

Program: "Remember Your Roots: Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the Raleigh Garden Club" Installation of Officers and Presentation of Club Awards. Potluck Lunch

Speaker: Shelia Alexander, President 

Let's celebrate! Come join the festivities as we end our year and applaud the accomplishments of the Raleigh Garden Club! New officers will be installed, Presentation of awards will also be a part of the program. 

 

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Past Event May 2015 - Permaculture
May
6
11:00 AM11:00

Past Event May 2015 - Permaculture

Permaculture is a sustainable living methodology that was proposed by two gentlemen from Australia in the late 1970's. The word is a contraction of two words, either Permanent Culture or Permanent Agriculture, and has to do with emulating natural ecosystems by finding ways to meet our needs in ways that can be sustained into the indefinite future. It is a sustainable living methodology that focuses on lowering our ecological footprints through such means as alternative forms of housing, localized food production, energy production from renewable sources, water management, and material resource management.

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Past Event March 2015 - Helping You Grow
Mar
4
11:00 AM11:00

Past Event March 2015 - Helping You Grow

Program: Helping You Grow

Speaker: Charlotte Glen

Whether you are interested in growing vegetables, fruit, herbs, lawns, flowers, trees, or shrubs, Cooperative Extension has many resources to help you garden more successfully and sustainability. Charlotte Glen, horticulture agent for the Chatham County Center of NC Cooperative Extension, will share timely gardening tips and introduce local and statewide Extension resources that will help gardeners put knowledge to work.

Charlotte has serves with NC Cooperative Extension since 2000 and was previously based in Johnston, New Hanover, and Pender counties. She started working as the Chatham County horticulture agent in June 2014. Charlotte's areas of interest and expertise include native plants, sustainable gardening, and home food production.

 


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Past Event February 2015 - Art and Plants: A Vertical Expression with Living Walls
Feb
4
11:00 AM11:00

Past Event February 2015 - Art and Plants: A Vertical Expression with Living Walls

Program:  Art and Plants: A Vertical Expression with Living Walls

Speaker:  Leslie Herndon

Have you noticed the green plant walls at Cameron Village or at Waverly Place?  Come learn about these and other examples of living art.  Leslie Herndon of Greenscapes, Inc. will discuss the many different plant walls they have created.  She will also present examples from across the world of plant walls that run the gamut of size and type.  All are impressive!  Leslie will suggest residential applications for you to try at home..

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Past Event January 2015 - The North Carolina Wildflower Program
Jan
7
11:00 AM11:00

Past Event January 2015 - The North Carolina Wildflower Program

Program:  The North Carolina Wildflower Program

Speaker:  Derek Smith

North Carolina has the largest planted wildflower program in the country.  With the cooperation of the Garden Club of NC and NC State University researchers, the program has grown from a mere 12 acres in 1985 to more than 1,500 acres currently in cultivation.  We will learn about he history, funding, and management of this valuable program.

Our speaker, Derek Smith, has been employed by the NC Department of Transportation for 24 years, where he supervises the Vegetation Management Section, the Wetland/Stream Restoration section, and the Aesthetics Engineering Section.  As part of his responsibilities, Derek helps to oversee the statewide implementation of the NC Wildflower Program and the NC Blue Star Memorial Program.

 

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Past Event December 2014 - Chimney Swifts
Dec
3
11:00 AM11:00

Past Event December 2014 - Chimney Swifts

Program:  December General Meeting - Chimney Swifts

Speaker: John Connors

Chimney Swifts have been described as aerial acrobats.  Prior to fall migration, they form communal roosts that range from an extended family group of half a dozen birds to hundreds or even thousands of birds.  The Prairie Ridge Research Center of the Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh has broken ground on a large chimney tower that will provide a valuable habitat for the Chimney Swifts and advance our understanding of these fascinating birds.

 

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Past Event November 2014 - Backyard Beauties: Great, but little-known, native perennials for the Garden
Nov
5
11:00 AM11:00

Past Event November 2014 - Backyard Beauties: Great, but little-known, native perennials for the Garden

Program:  Backyard Beauties - Great, but little-known, native perennials for the garden

Speaker:  Tony Avent

Tony Avent, well-known author, lecturer, international plant explorer and hybridizer, is the owner of Plant Delights Nursery and Juniper Level Botanical Gardens In Raleigh, NC.  Plant Delights Nursery, an international retail mail-order nursery, serves as the public face of Juniper Level Botanic Garden.  Their mission is to discover, study, select, and make available new and rare perennial plants for both shade gardens and sun gardens around the world.

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