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Monday, April 4, 2011

April Garden Events Around Town

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Forsyth County Gardening Events:
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Growing Mushrooms in the Home Garden 
April 4th, 2-3PM
Carver School Rd Library

4915 Lansing Dr
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Learn the basics of growing mushrooms, primarily Shiitake, in the home landscape. Some discussion will be given to other types of mushrooms. A demonstration of growing shiitakes will be shown. Contact Kathy Hapler at 703-2852 to register.

Low-Maintenance Gardening

April 5th, 6:00 p.m.
Bethabara Park
Craig Mauney, Cooperative Ext. Horitculturist
Wendi Hartup, Environmental Specialist
Learn all the steps in helping to reduce the maintenance for your home landscape. We will look at various low maintenance plants, lots of tips on reducing time, and some valuable cultural practices to have lower maintenance in our flower beds as well as all your landscape.

Science CafĂ©: Toward Building a Sustainable Local Food Environment 

April 19th, 7PM 
Reynolda Gardens
An examination of the challenges and successes of community gardens as revealed in a 2010 study of Forsyth County Community Gardens sponsored by the WFU Translational Science Institute. Sara A. Quandt, WFU School of Medicine, Professor of Public Health Sciences

Rain Gardens
April 19th, 6PM
Bethabara Park
Craig Mauney, Cooperative Ext. Horitculturist
Wendi Hartup, Environmental Specialist
Do you have a downspout? Why not install a rain garden? Learn the basics of rain gardens and how they utilize plants and soil media to manage rainwater runoff.

Topics in Sustainability
April 26th, 4:30PM
Author Bill McKibben on the Impact of the Local Foods Movement Author and environmentalist Bill McKibben will discuss his latest book, Eaarth, and the impact of local farmers, gardeners, and food vendors on human health, the economy, society, and the environment. Co-sponsored with the WFU Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability. Free; no registration. Teachers receive CEU certificate of attendance.

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