Old Salem Presents 2015 Fall Garden Workshop Series

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AUGUST 18, 2015) – The Old Salem Museums &Gardens Department of Horticulture has announced the schedule for its 2015FallGarden Workshops. The workshops are free and open to the public.

Registration is required for the Backyard Series. To pre-register for any workshop, please email vhannah@oldsalem.orgor call 336-721-7357 (please leave a message if no one answers) to register. To join Friends of the Gardens, call 336-721-7333.

New this year is a series called the “Garden Workshop Backyard Series:From Our Backyards to Yours!” Old Salem’s family gardens are similar in size to many suburban backyards. In this special series, presented by Old Salem Gardeners, participants will learn sustainable techniques to make their home garden a success.

 

Backyard Series: From Our Backyards to Yours Workshop Schedule

Fall Propagation for Spring Planting
Thursday, August 13
Noon – 1 p.m.
Old Salem Greenhouse, 845 S. Poplar Street

Late summer is the time to prepare for beautiful blooming spring perennials. Learn simple methods tostart difficult perennials for planting out the following spring, as well as how to over-winter them.Hands-on opportunities with seeds, divisions, and cuttings. Presented by Vonnie Hannah,Greenhouse and Programs Manager, Department of Horticulture, Old Salem Museums & Gardens. Registration required.

Direct Seeding Vegetables for the Fall
Thursday, September 3
Noon – 1 p.m.
Single Brothers’ Garden, adjacent to 10 W. Academy Street

In the heat of late summer, gardens are prepared for cool weather vegetables. Learn how to compost, amend, prepare, and plant a garden bed with direct seeding of carrot, beet, lettuce, spinach, leek, radish, mustard, and turnip, and for later transplants of fall brassicas like cabbage and kale. Presented by Eric Jackson, Heritage Gardens and Outreach, Department of Horticulture, Old Salem Museums & Gardens.Registration required.

A Beautiful Spring Garden Starts Now
Thursday, September 17
Noon – 1 p.m.
Levering Garden, across from 512 Salt Street

A few garden tasks accomplished in late summer/early fall will ensure beautiful results in the spring. Learn maintenance and planting tips that will enhance next year’s flower garden. Presented by Ellen McCullough, Flower and Herb Specialist, Department of Horticulture, Old Salem Museums & Gardens. Registration required.


 

Fall Garden Workshop Schedule

Herbal Infusions & Edible Blooms
Saturday, September 26
10
– 11 a.m.
Wachovia Room, Old Salem Visitors Center, 900 Old Salem Road

Harnessing the aroma of fresh herbs and their taste-enhancing abilities will help to keep you healthy through fall into the winter. Learn to make oils, vinegars, and sun infusions from fresh herbs. Also explore edible flowers and how to keep them fresh for end-of-summer enjoyment. Presented by Elizabeth G. Morgan, Herbalist/Apothecary, Dandelion Soap Herb Shop, Germanton, NC.

Would you believe—Wild Orchids in North Carolina!
Thursday, October 15
Noon – 1 p.m.
Wachovia Room, Old Salem Visitor Center, 900 Old Salem Road

Explore the habitats and species of orchids that grow wild in our state, including some that even grow in the woods of Forsyth County. Presented by David R. McAdoo,Researcher and Photographer of orchids in the wild, Co-founder and past President of the Native Orchid Conference, past President, Triad Orchid Society in Greensboro, Vice President, NC’s Native Plant Society. Attendees may bring lunch; beverages provided.

 

Savor the Herbs
Saturday, October 24
10
– 11 a.m.
Wachovia Room, Old Salem Visitor Center, 900 Old Salem Road

Learn how to liven-up fall and winter meals, how to make wonderful holiday gifts, and how to keep viruses at bay—all with herbs. Presented by Elizabeth G. Morgan, Herbalist/Apothecary, Dandelion Soap Herb Shop, Germanton, NC.

Growing Great Garlic at Home!
Thursday, October 29
Noon – 1 p.m.
Wachovia Room, Old Salem Visitor Center, 900 Old Salem Road

Learn to choose the right varieties of garlic for your taste, and when to plant, how to tend, and then how to harvest, cure and store your crop. Presented by Cheryl Ferguson and Ray Tuegel,
Plum Granny Farm, an organic farm in Stokes County, NC. Attendees may bring lunch; beverages provided.

A Day in the Life of a Cheesemaker
Saturday, November 14
10
– 11 a.m.
Wachovia Room, Old Salem Visitor Center, 900 Old Salem Road

The ancient skills of artisan cheese making come back to life at this Piedmont, North Carolina farm. Following old-fashioned European techniques, the process of making cheese gives the word “handmade” real meaning. Learn about different kinds of cheeses and how they are created. Presented by Fabian Lujan, co-owner with Sandra Sarlinga of Piemonte Farm.

 


About Old Salem

Old Salem Museums & Gardens is one of America’s most comprehensive history attractions. Its museums—the Historic Town of Salem, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), and the Gardens at Old Salem—engage visitors in an educational and memorable historical experience about those who lived and worked in the early South. Old Salem Museums & Gardens is located at 600 South Main Street in Winston-Salem. For more information call 336-721-7300 or visit oldsalem.org.