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Symposium - Workshops

  • Wing Haven 248-260 Ridgewood Avenue Charlotte, NC 28209 (map)
Photo Credit: Cravotta Photography

Photo Credit: Cravotta Photography

Schedule:

10:00-1:00 pm - Designing a Native Garden and Q&A lunch with Cece Haydock, Elizabeth Lawrence House
1:00-3:00 pm - Kokedama Workshop with Tara Douglass, Wing Haven Nursery
3:00-5:00 pm - Youth Nature Exploration Experience with Alizé Carrère, SEED Pavilion
3:00-5:00 pm - Transforming Outdoor Spaces with Abby Bristow, Education Building

Symposium - CeCe Haydock: Designing a Native Garden Workshop registration
50.00

What are native plants and why should we plant them in our gardens? Understanding local ecological communities and employing natives in our designs reaps environmental benefits such as reduced water and chemical use, as well as lower cost and maintenance while increasing pollination. Incorporating natives in our own gardens as well as public and commercial spaces also adds interest, texture, and diversity. Join CeCe to explore native plant choices and their implementation through a presentation and then walk through Wing Haven gardens to learn about specific plants and their uses.

Registration deadline is October 4th, includes lunch. Space is limited.

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Symposium - Alizé Carrère: A Life Adapted - How We Change as the Planet Changes (Grades 9-12)
25.00

Join Alizé to hear stories from her travels around the world looking at innovative human adaptations to environmental change. She will present three case studies on her work, including a short film on the floating gardens of Bangladesh, followed by a stroll through Wing Haven Garden & Bird Sanctuary and SEED Wildlife Garden. Together, we’ll examine global and local biodiversity, human resourcefulness and the importance of remaining an adaptable species in the face of global change. This program is offered to area high school youth, grades 9-12.

Registration deadline is October 4th. Space is limited.

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Symposium - Abby Bristow: Transforming Outdoor Spaces Workshop registration
50.00

How do you take the lessons learned and achievements reached in a large scale urban landscape project and apply them to the everyday design work on a smaller scale, such as local green space, neighborhood planning, or even your own backyard? Join Abby for this practical workshop on the design work, processes and appropriate techniques. Gain the knowledge and experiences shared by Abby, as well as a set of planning documents to accommodate landscape design projects of varying sizes.

Registration deadline is October 4th. Space is limited.

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Symposium - Tara Douglass: Kokedama Workshop registration
50.00

Kokedama is the Japanese art form of highlighting a single plant by taking it out of the pot and covering its roots with moss. These plant arrangements can be hung or displayed on a ceramic dish.

Join Tara to make your own creation to take home and enjoy in your indoor garden.

Registration deadline is October 4th. Space is limited.

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Earlier Event: October 15
Story Time & More
Later Event: October 16
Symposium - Sipping for Sanctuary