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Charlotte garden calendar: March 5 and beyond

Becoming a National Wildlife Federation Habitat Steward: March 5, 9-5 p.m., March 6, 12-5 p.m., March 12, 9-5 p.m., & March 13, 12-5 p.m., CROWN at Charlotte Nature Museum, 1538 Sterling Road. Join our community of Habitat Stewards for a 4-day training focusing on establishing wildlife habitats in residential, business or place of worship landscapes. $55. Application: crowncharlotte.org/habitat-steward-training.html, fostdebbie@gmail.com

Plants of Mecklenburg County Series: March 8, 15, 22 & 29, 11-11:50 a.m. and March 29, 9 a.m.-noon. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road. March 8/Wildflowers, March 15/Edibles, March 22/Invasives, March 29/field trip to the McDowell Nature Center. Attending at least 1 of the lectures is a prerequisite for the field trip. Ages: 55 and up. Registration required. ParkandRec.com

Beginners Pruning Class II: March 8, 9-noon, Winghaven, Willow Oak Room, 248 Ridgewood Ave. Learn proper pruning techniques. Dr. Larry Mellichamp, Director Emeritus UNCCBG. One hour class, followed by 2 hours hands on. Member $75/Non-member $100. www.winghavengardens.org, 704-331-0664 x-101

Beginner Gardening - A Guide to Seasonal Planting for Fruits & Vegetables - Sustainable Living Series: Marchch 9, noon-1:30 p.m., NC Cooperative Extension, 1418 Armory Drive, $5, go.ncsu.edu/sls, 704-336-2082

Pruning Hydrangeas: March 10, 1-2:30 p.m. Susie Harwood Garden at UNCC Botanical Gardens, 9090 Craver Road. Teri Edwards teaches proper pruning timing, tools and techniques relative to type, age and location of plant. Hands on practice in the hydrangea collection. $30, www.gardens.uncc.edu

The Magical World of Mosses: March 12, 9-10:30 a.m. NC Native Plant Society at UNCC, 9090 Craver Road. Mossin’ Annie Marchtin will present an introduction to moss mania. The session is free for NCNPS members and $15 for non-members. http://www.ncwildflower.org

Rose Nutrition: March. 12 or 17, 10 a.m., Witherspoon Rose Culture, 4401 Shopton Road. Free. gardenshop@witherspoonrose.com 704-366-2566

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