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Garden & Nature Events: Nov. 16 and beyond


Bring Nature Inside For The Holidays: Nov. 16, noon-1:30 p.m. Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension Center, 1418 Armory Drive. Easy holiday arrangements from yard gatherings and other inexpensive supplies. Register in advance online, $5, mecklenburg.ces.ncsu.edu/sustain. 704-336-2082

The Truth About Garden Remedies: Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., Charlotte Garden Club at The Mint Museum, 2730 Randolph Road. Speaker Jeff Gillman, Director of UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens and author of “Decoding Gardening Advice,” “The Truth About Garden Remedies” and “The Truth About Organic Gardening.” Free. www.charlottegardenclub.org

The Harvest Table Workshop: Nov. 19, 10 a.m.-noon. Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon St. Learn to make a living harvest centerpiece or decor for fall or Thanksgiving using items from nature in your garden. $20 if registered by Nov. 12, $25 after that. Limited to 20 people. www.historicrosedale.org. 704-335-0325.

Cankerworms - One of Many Threats to the Health of Trees: Nov. 19, 7-8 p.m. C.R.O.W.N. at McClintock Middle School, 1925 Rama Road. Hear a leading tree-care expert on battling cankerworms and other threats to our tree canopy. Get your tree questions answered. Free. Charlotte Reconnecting Ourselves With Nature, www.crowncharlotte.org, 704-442-9633.

Daylilies and Orchids: Nov. 21, 9 a.m., Piedmont Daylily Club at Carmel Presbyterian Church, 2048 Carmel Road. Learn about hybridizing daylilies and orchids. Free. http://piedmontdaylilyclub.com. 704-962-9238.


School’s Out Nature Days: Nov. 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., McDowell Nature Center, 15222 York Road. A day of natural fun and learning with hikes, games, live animals, crafts. Ages 5-7 and 8-11, $15. Registration required: parkandrec.com or 704-588-5224.

Intro to Beekeeping: Nov. 16, 9 a.m.-noon or 6-9 p.m., Gaston County Extension Service at Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia. Learn the importance of honeybees in agriculture, bee identification, bee biology and how to set up and maintain a bee hive. Free, register at www.gaston.ces.ncsu.edu. 704-922-2111.

Send regional garden and nature calendar listings to: mecklenburgemg@gmail.com. Mecklenburg Extension Master Gardener Volunteers