“Got Gardening Questions? Get Answers with Mecklenburg Master Gardeners”: Sept. 12, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Charlotte Regional Farmers Market, 1801 Yorkmont Road, located in the Greenery Shed. www.mastergardenersmecklenburg.org 704-336-4011
“Envirocaching: Finding Backyard Buddies”: Sept. 12, 1:00 p.m.Charlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Road. Join our naturalists for a GPS exploration and scavenger hunt meet. You’ll use a GPS unit to track down and discover many of our environmental treasures, as well as learn more about the biodiversity and natural resources of the Piedmont. Members free, non-members $8 per person, children under 2 free. Advance tickets: charlottenaturemuseum.org 704.372.6261 x300 or in person. Activities included with Museum admission. Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
“Leaves Make Great Tomatoes: Home Composting”: Sept. 15, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. or Sept. 16, 10 a.m. – 12 noon, Renfrow Hardware, 188 N. Trade Street, Matthews. Join Jeff Rieves, Horticulturist & former NC Cooperative Extension Agent to learn all about composting. Kids under 16 attend free with families! Register and advance pay $20.00 at Renfrow Hardware or www.renfrowhardware.com/classes
“The A-B-Cs of Suburban Nature”: Sept. 17, 7-8 p.m., CROWN (Charlotte Reconnecting Ourselves With Nature) at McClintock Middle School, 1925 Rama Road. Learn how and why we must learn to live with nature and why education is the key. Free community program. www.crowncharlotte.org 704-517-2635
“Dilworth Home Tour”: Sept. 18, 6-9 p.m. and Sept. 19, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Dilworth Neighborhood 43rd Annual home tour features 7 homes and the Freedom Park Demonstration Garden. See great design, gain new ideas and visit with neighbors. Tickets $20/advance, $25 day of event, at Paper Skyscraper, Peruasian, Park Road Books, T. Reid, Dilworth Drug and Ultra Running Company or on-line at dilworthonline.org
“The Butterfly Lady and Daylily Sale”: Sept. 19, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. The Piedmont Daylily Club, Carmel Presbyterian Church, 2048 Carmel Road. Join us at 9:00 a.m. for breakfast snacks, 9:30 business or 10 to hear Marsha Hancock who will speak about attracting butterflies to your garden. Following program is $5.00 daylily sale. Free. piedmontdaylilyclub.com 704-962-9238
“Show Your Team Spirit - Make Themed Container Gardens”: Sept. 19, 9:00 a.m. Pike Nursery, 12630 North Community House Road. Learn how to make themed container gardens to represent your favorite team or to complement home decor. Free (Supplies/plants additional as marked.) www.pikenursery.com/pages/ballantyne
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