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Earth Day at the Gardens

Gardening, Class/Workshop, Community Event, Green/Environmental

Join us at the UNCC Botanical Gardens for two events celebrating Earth Day! 10am-12pm: Gardening for Earth Day: Butterflies, Songbirds and Bees, Instructor: Don Boekelheide, $25 Members / $30 Non-members Gardening for Earth Day workshop with Don Boekelheide will discuss the many ways we can each make a difference in the ecological well-being of our planet, one garden at a time: from small mindful changes in gardening habits to creating native habitats in our homescapes, even adding delightful and novel elements to your garden. We’ll explore native pollinators and growing food, and you will find out how gardeners are working together to combine individual efforts for greater impact. 11am-2pm: “Gardens and Verses: An Earth Day Celebration” (free!) is an event cosponsored by the Department of English and the Botanical Gardens. Several stations will offer attendees the opportunity to learn how to write in specific genres of poetry as well as to contemplate the particular natural settings the gardens have to offer. A literary scavenger hunt will familiarize participants with the wide range of plants contained in the gardens. There will be literary readings and an “open mic” for those who wish to share original work. Some light snacks will be provided.