|When||October 11, 2018, 1:00 PM|
|Where||McMillan Greenhouse, UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens|
|Registration Details & Deadlines||https://ecom.uncc.edu/C21561_ustores/web/classic/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=702&SINGLESTORE=true|
|Cost||$25 for members / $30 for non-members|
|Who is Invited||General Public|
UNC Charlotte provides six free parking spaces across from the McMillan Greenhouse for gardens, greenhouse, and parking services visitors. You may park in one of these spaces Monday – Friday if you obtain a temporary parking permit from the Parking and Transportation Services (PATS). These spaces are located in the PATS office parking lot.
The PATS Office will give you a free 4-hour, hang-tag permit for your rear-view mirror. The PATS Office is conveniently located across the street from the McMillan Greenhouse.
What is sustainable gardening? Nature succeeded brilliantly in creating an enduring tapestry of life (at least she did until modern humans showed up...) What can gardeners learn from natural plant communities and ecology? Are there things we can do - and should do - in our gardens that are more harmonious with the natural communities of plants, songbirds and wildlife of where we live?
Don will share ideas and techniques you can adapt in your own garden to increase sustainability without losing beauty and liveability. Composting, soil stewardship, wise watering, food gardening (for both people and critters), creating habitat, eco-scaping, and garden design with native plants all are part of this new garden path.This fun and stimulating class will help you decide on the best ways to seek sustainability and stewardship creatively in your own garden, no matter what the size.