Old Salem Presents 2015 Winter/Spring Garden Workshop Series

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (FEBRUARY25, 2015) – The Old Salem Museums &Gardens Department of Horticulture has announced the schedule for its 2015 Winter/Spring garden workshops. The workshops are free and open to the public.

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.

 

Workshop Schedule:

The Wonderful World of Tea

Saturday, March 7

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Single Brothers’ Workshop, 10 W. Academy Street

Learn about this ancient drink: the many varieties, growing areas, health benefits, and how to make the perfect cup from loose tea. Sampling included.Presented by Martha Isenburg, Independent tea consultant for Tealightful, Inc.

 

Color in the Shade Garden

Thursday, March 12

Noon – 1 p.m.

James A. Gray, Jr. Auditorium, Old Salem Visitor Center, 900 Old Salem Road

Degrees of light combine with texture and interest to provide great garden color in the shade. Learn how to achieve the desired effect through an overview of great plants and gardens in the shade. Presented by Larry Averill, Master Gardener and shade plant expert.Attendees may bring lunch; beverages provided.

 

Introduction to Garden Photography

Saturday, March 21

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Single Brothers’ Workshop, 10 W. Academy Street

Capture color, texture, design, composition and individual specimens in the garden. Learn how to use photography as a gardening tool, for fun, and as a creative expression. Exploration in Old Salem’s heirloom gardens will follow the lecture. Cameras encouraged.Presented by Dennis Burnette, educator and founder of the Carolina Butterfly Society.

 

Lawn Care for the Piedmont

Thursday, April 2

Noon – 1 p.m.

James A. Gray, Jr. Auditorium, Old Salem Visitor Center, 900 Old Salem Road

Stop fighting with your lawn! Learn techniques and tools for the proper way to create a beautiful green lawn with the climate and soils of Piedmont North Carolina. Presented by Scott Welborn, Forsyth County Agent, NC Cooperative Extension Service.Attendees may bring lunch; beverages provided.

 

Photographing Butterflies in the Field

Saturday, April 25

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Single Brothers’ Workshop, 10 W. Academy Street

Learn the tools and techniques for using cameras, point-and-shoots, and even cell phones to photograph butterflies in gardens, meadows and parks. Exploration in Old Salem’s heirloom gardens will follow the lecture. Cameras encouraged.Presented by Dennis Burnette, educator and founder of the Carolina Butterfly Society.

 

Shade Trees of the Piedmont

Thursday, April 30

Noon – 1 p.m.

James A. Gray, Jr Auditorium, Old Salem Visitor Center, 900 Old Salem Road

Trees are champions of benefit to the environment, including beautiful shade. Come learn the merits of many trees for home landscaping. Presented by Toby Bost, certified arborist, horticulturist, educator, and author.Attendees may bring lunch; beverages provided.

 

The Art and Craft of Home Winemaking

Saturday, May 9

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Single Brothers’ Workshop, 10 W. Academy Street

Learn the process of home winemaking: techniques, tools, and supplies, plus ways to integrate local and unusual ingredients into wine.Pesented by Justin Sizemore,longtime home winemaker, Yadkin Valley Wine Tours guide.

 


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.