Saturday, August 25, 2012

CHARLOTTE BRODY DISCOVERY GARDEN

CHARLOTTE BRODY DISCOVERY GARDEN AT DUKE GARDENS
GRAND OPENING
Saturday and Sunday
September 8 and 9
noon – 3 p.m.
Please join us for a two-day festival in our newest garden area.

FREE DROP-IN ACTIVITIES, DEMONSTRATIONS, DISPLAYS AND GARDEN RESOURCES:
- Make a seed bomb – create a vegetable print – learn about bees, chickens, compost and sustainable gardening.
- Enjoy a garden story, dance to live music, taste samples of garden produce.
- Talk to the experts from Bountiful Backyards, Durham County Master Gardeners, DIG youth from SEEDS, This and That Jam, the Durham Beekeepers Association, Carolina Coops, Interfaith Food Shuttle, and more.
- Tours at 1:30, 2 and 2:30 p.m. When: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8 and 9, noon-3 p.m.
Location: The Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden. Please follow signs from the lower parking lot on the opposite side from the Gothic gates. We will also have greeters to help guide you there.
Parking fees apply after 1 p.m.
SPECIAL TALKS:
Pollinator Gardens, with Debbie Roos, Extension Agent, Chatham County
Learn about the trees, shrubs and forbs that provide resources for pollinators, including bees and butterflies. Did you know pollinating insects are essential partners in the production of about 35 percent of the world’s food crops? Debbie will outline the positive steps you can take to protect pollinators.
When: Saturday, Sept. 8, 1-2:30 p.m.
Fee: $10; Friends $8
Location: Doris Duke Center Pre-registration required
“The Tuscan Sun Cookbook,” author Frances Mayes
A toast to the experiences Frances and Edward Mayes have enjoyed in over two decades at Bramasole in Cortona, Italy. Their new cookbook evokes days spent roaming the countryside for chestnuts, green almonds, blackberries, and porcini; dinner parties stretching into the wee hours; and garden baskets tumbling over with bright red tomatoes. Frances joins us to celebrate the freshness of home-grown food. She will entertain us with stories from her life in Tuscany.
When: Sunday, Sept. 9, 1-2:30 p.m.
Fee: $10; Friends $8
Location: Doris Duke Center Pre-registration required
BOOK SIGNING TO FOLLOW LECTURE REGISTRATION: Please call 919-668-1707 to register for ticketed events or for more information. We hope to see you here!

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