Arboretum Adult Education Continues Online in Spring 2021

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For spring 2021, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center will continue the Arboretum Adult Education series with virtual classes each month.

The Arboretum Adult Education series is typically held at the Arboretum and Gardens at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, NC. Due to current restrictions on gatherings, these classes will be offered online using Zoom. The information in these classes will focus on recommendations for Forsyth County, NC, and the Piedmont region.

Please see below for more details about each class we will host this spring. Registration is required for each class and will open on our Eventbrite page 2 weeks prior to the class date. Information on how to join by Zoom will be sent by email to everyone who registers.

Wednesday, February 17: Foundation Plantings

Foundation plantings add beauty to the home. Jeff Allen, owner of Jeff Allen Landscape Architecture will discuss foundation plantings, including how Charles Eliot established this design theory and what it has grown into. Jeff will present and highlight the latest trends that are being followed.

plants in front of a wall

Wednesday, March 3: Snakes of Forsyth County

There are approximately 19 species of snakes found in Forsyth County, NC. Which snakes can help you with pest control in the garden? How do you distinguish venomous snakes from nonvenomous snakes? How can people avoid unwanted encounters with snakes, while allowing them to thrive and fulfill their important roles in the ecosystems? Phyllis Baker-Smith, Natural Resources and Environmental Systems Agent for N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center will answer these and many other common questions about snakes.

snake on the ground

Wednesday, April 21: Flowers are Bee-Loved

Join Nancy Adamson of Xerces Society and USDA NRCS to learn about how planting for pollinators benefits us and other wildlife. Nancy will highlight some of the 500+ native bees in North Carolina and connections to native plants, wildlife, and watersheds. She’ll also share resources for better supporting diverse pollinators and other insects by providing pollen, nectar, and shelter through the year.

Bee activity on Agastache.

Please see our Eventbrite page to register. Registration is open 2 weeks prior to each class date. If you have questions, call our office at 336-703-2850.

Written By

Leslie Rose, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLeslie RoseExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Call Leslie E-mail Leslie N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center
Updated on Jan 14, 2021
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