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October 2018

Doug RuhRen: A Place for Everything

October 15, 2018 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Free

Doug Ruhren has over 30 years experience working with gardens that include Chatwood Camellia Gardens, Montrose, Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens and the American Camellia Headquarters. He is currently the Gardens Manager at JC Raulston Arboretum on the campus of NC State University. As an independent garden designer, Doug’s work is on display at numerous gardens and nurseries around the country. All programs are open to the public unless otherwise noted. Guests are welcome and encouraged to join and/or make a…

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November 2018

Sam Fleming: 100 Gardens/Aquaponics (A Simple Idea A world of Difference)

November 19, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Bio: Sam started his career in farming as a hydroponics retail store manager. After forming 100 Gardens with Ron Morgan, Sam has been the lead designer for 100 Gardens' aquaponics installations in schools, correctional facilities, trade shows and in Haiti. Sam was the horticulture instructor at the Stonewall Jackson Youth Development Center in Concord, NC and also currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Friends of St. Vincent's School for the Handicapped in Port au Prince, Haiti. Sam is…

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December 2018

Dru Quarles and Friends: Jingle All The Way with Dru and Wan

December 3, 2018 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Free

Dru and Wan Marsh, formerly with Harris Teeter and a close friend, will help us decorate for the holiday season and then give the audience the opportunity to take something spectacular home (either through purchase or auction). All programs are open to the public unless otherwise noted. Guests are welcome and encouraged to join and/or make a donation. Meetings are held at the Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Rd., Charlotte, NC 28211 (click for map and directions). Refreshments are…

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January 2019

Susan Poel / Charlotte Herb Guild: What You Should Be Doing With Herbs…Cooking! Using and Growing 10 Basic Herbs

January 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

BIO: Susan is a native North Carolinian and moved to Charlotte a little over 37 years ago. Not long after moving there, she became an empty nester and began working for a local grower on the weekends. There she received payment in the form of plants and learned first-hand about perennials, annuals and ground covers. After retiring from consulting in the Financial Services Industry, she began working as a volunteer at Winghaven in the herbs department. This was her first…

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February 2019

Marian St. Clair: Making Good Gardens: Ideas and Inspiration From All the Right Places

February 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

BIO: Marian St.Clair is a freelance garden writer, photographer, and tour coordinator who nurtures an earth-friendly landscape in Greenville, South Carolina. She worked for the Greenville News for 16 years, contributing both feature articles and weekly columns until August 2018. Currently, she pens “A Carolina Gardener’s Story” for Carolina Gardener Magazine. Marian also writes a personal blog, Hortitopia, which shares news about her home garden, Upstate wildflower and waterfall hikes, and garden travels to England, France, Italy, and other destinations.…

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March 2019

Mary Stauble / Clean Air Carolina: Ozone Gardens to Learn about Air Quality: Connecting Students to Gardening, Science and Stewardship

March 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Ozone pollution not only affects human health, but plant health too. Clean Air Carolina is planting ozone gardens in parks and schools around Charlotte to raise awareness of the health impacts of this summertime air pollutant. This program looks at school ozone gardens explaining what they are and how to create one. It will also take a step back and look at the value of having gardens in school settings, the challenges they face and tips for success. Mary Stauble…

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April 2019

John P. Ertz: Perspectives on Our National Parks/Challenges for the Giant Sequoia

April 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Originally from Long Island, NY John is a graduate of the Forestry Program of Oregon State University and has spent over 40 years in the forestry industry working as a forest ranger, firefighter, national parks ranger, certified arborist, and with American Electric Power. He is most comfortable “in the woods” and will bring up-to-date information from a recent month-long trip to some of our national treasures. BIO: John P. Ertz – Retired natural resources manager with 43 years of experience…

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