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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Old Salem's Spring Garden Workshops

Saturday, April 9, 9:30AM-4:30PM George Washington and the Land Old Salem Museums & Gardens presents a day of special activities highlighting George Washington’s life as farmer and surveyor. The President visited Salem in 220 years ago. *Museum ticket required and available for purchase at the Old Salem Visitors Center. Wednesday, April 13, 5 PM Andrea Wulf’s The Founding Gardeners Lecture, book signing and reception for this new book showcasing Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and others as gardeners, plantsmen, and farmers. $5 fee. Location: The Horton Center, 924 S. Main St. (Old Salem Division of Education event) Saturday, April 16, 10AM-5PM Old Salem Heirloom Plant Sale Begins! Heirloom flowers, herbs and shrubs from Old Salem’s Horticulture Department. Now through the season at the Garden Shop at T. Bagge Merchant, 626 S. Main Street at Salem Square. Saturday, April 16, 10AM-5PM Piedmont Earth Day Fair Celebrate Earth Day 2011--exhibits, live music demonstrations, children’s programs, food and drink. Stop by the Old Salem Gardens booth at the Dixie Classic Fair Grounds! Wednesday, April 20, 5:30 PM Rain Gardens Do you have a downspout? Run-off problem? Install a rain garden. Learn the basics of using plants and soil to manage rainwater run-off and the potential funding sources. Wendi Hartup, Forsyth County Cooperative Extension (Natural Resources Agent) and Linda Birdsong, Forsyth Soil & Water Conservation District (Community Conservation). Tuesday, April 26, 10AM-1PM Krankies/Cobblestone Farmers Market Old Salem Gardens is featured and will sell heirloom plants. Special tour of Salem’s historic graveyards will leave from the market in the morning. Near Third Street at Patterson Avenue, behind the Nissen Wagon Works building Saturday, April 30, 10AM Butterfly Gardening Simply offering the right food and shelter will attract these “floating flowers” to your yard and garden. Jim Nottke, Master Gardener and Carolina Butterfly Society. Saturday, May 14, 10 AM Backyard Chickens Chickens are easily kept in the city too! Learn about breeds and how to feed and shelter a backyard flock. Amy Thomas, Forsyth County Cooperative Extension (Livestock Agent). Wednesday, May 18, 5:30 PM Horticulture Therapy The benefits of gardening extend beyond beauty and good food…think pleasure, relaxation, and rehabilitation. Lea Nading, Horticulture Therapist, Earth Touch Program. Saturday, June 11, 9:30AM Gateway Nature Center Foxes, hawks, ducks, deer in the middle of the city? Tour the area proposed to showcase the flora and fauna of Salem Creek. Cornelia W. Barr, Chair, Board of Directors, Gateway Environmental Initiative. Location: Meet at the Old Salem Greenhouse parking lot, 845 S. Poplar Street. Wednesday, June 15, 5:30 PM North Carolina Native Flowers All around us are native species to recognize and appreciate. North Carolina has some of the most interesting. Kathy Schlosser, Noted author and authority of native plants. ----------- Questions? Please call 336-721-7384 To schedule Garden Tours, please call 1-800-441-5305

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