The Edible, Drinkable Landscape: Jan 12, 10 a.m., Elizabeth Lawrence House, 348 Ridgewood Ave. Any size garden can showcase lush greenery and beautiful street appeal while providing blossoms, berries, seeds and fruit that can be consumed now or pickled, canned and frozen. Nan Chase shares some of her favorite and most productive plants, including flowers, herbs, trees and shrubs. Cost: $25 (non-members $35) www.winghavengardens.org, 704-331-0664 x-101
Elizabeth Lawrence’s Rare & Unusual Bulbs: Jan 14, 7 p.m., Elizabeth Lawrence House, 348 Ridgewood Ave. Enjoy blooms from bulbs in every season. Join garden curator Andrea Sprott for an inspiring journey of Elizabeth Lawrence’s favorite, lesser-known bulb collections. Cost: $25 (non-members $35) www.winghavengardens.org, 704-331-0664 x-101
Bird Friendly Backyards: Jan 10, 2 p.m., NC Native Plant Society, Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Rd.. Make your backyard bird friendly with Lisa Tompkins and Jill Palmer with tips and strategies to attract your feathered friends.www.ncwildflower.org, rsvp: email@example.com
Seasonal Happenings, Discovering Owls: Jan 10, 3-4:15 p.m., McDowell Nature Preserve, 15222 York Rd. Discover what makes these nocturnal hunters so fascinating, mysterious, and charismatic. Program includes a 1-mile hike on uneven terrain. Dress in layers and wear comfortable hiking shoes. Free. All Ages. Register online at www.parkandrec.com (eParks link) or 704-588-5224
Introductory Beekeeping School: Jan 19-Mar 15, 7-9 p.m., Mecklenburg County Beekeepers Association, Providence Baptist Church, 4921 Randolph Rd. Learn practical elements to start beekeeping. MeckBees provides 9 classes on beginner topics and matches each student with a mentor for hands-on experience. Cost: $80, advance register at www.meckbees.org
Mecklenburg Extension Master Gardeners share ALL things green and about gardening in the Piedmont NC region.