The UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens is sponsoring a workshop and a special event, Thursday, April 19, in celebration of Earth Day.
Register to attend the workshop “Gardening for Earth Day: Butterflies, Songbirds and Bees” scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon. Don Boekelheide will discuss ways to make a difference in the ecological well-being of the planet, one garden at a time. Attendees will learn about native pollinators and growing food and find out how gardeners are working together to combine individual efforts for greater impact. The cost is $25 for Botanical Gardens members, $30 for non-members.
“Gardens and Verses: An Earth Day Celebration,” being offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., is an event cosponsored with the Department of English. Several stations will provide participants the opportunity to learn how to write in specific genres of poetry as well as to contemplate the particular natural settings the gardens have to offer. A literary scavenger hunt will familiarize attendees with the wide range of plants contained in the gardens. There will be literary readings and an “open mic” for those who wish to share original work. Some light snacks will be provided.