Wildwood’s Wonderful Fungi
Today, August 22, The Outdoor Classroom wraps up the 2013 Summer Nature Series with a presentation entitled “Wildwood’s Wonderful Fungi”, led by Master Naturalist Rebecca Rader from the North American Mycological Association and the NRV Mushroom Club.
Learn about the hidden world of Mushrooms. When do we see them and where are they when we don’t? How do they “make a living’ and why it is so important to the ecosystem. Look at some common mushrooms in photos and see what’s growing in the park right now.
The workshop runs 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. at Wildwood Park in Radford and is free. Park at the main entrance to Wildwood Park at Main/Grove or the Sundell/Park Road lot. It is a 5 minute walk to the classroom in the center of the park. View a map of Wildwood Park. In case of rain, the lecture will move to Radford Recreation Center and an announcement will be posted online by 6 pm. Contact Lecture Coordinator Frank Taylor for more information.
Hahn Horticulture’s Down ‘n’ Dirty Garden Symposium
Tomorrow, August 23, Hahn Horticulture Garden is hosting the 3rd Biennial Down ‘n’ Dirty Garden Symposium – Men of Gardening!
Hahn advertises the event as an “absolute hootenanny of a symposium”, featuring:
- Jimmy Turner, Horticulture Director of the amazing Dallas Arboretum (motto: “If we can’t kill it, no one can.”)
- Joseph Tychonievich, Nursery Manager and Rabid Plant Geek, Arrowhead Alpines; and author of the new book “Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener: How to Create Unique Vegetables and Flowers”
- Bryce Lane, Professor, NC State, and host of “In the Garden with Bryce Lane” – an Emmy® award-winning half-hour home horticulture show that doubles as an introduction to horticulture course – on UNC-TV.
The event runs from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with check-in starting at 8:15 in the lobby of Litton-Reeves.
The cost is $55 for the general public and $45 for 2013-2014 Friends of the Garden members, and includes three speakers (five talks) plus lunch at the garden. You must pre-register. Learn more.