Summer 2017 Brown Bag Lecture Series
Join us this summer for our free brown bag lunch lecture series!
This summer, on Wednesdays at noon in the arboretum pavilion, carry-in a brown bag lunch and enjoy lunch break with informative talks on a new subject each week that is trending in gardening, landscaping and natural sciences.
*There will be no lecture on July 5*
June 14: Plant Swap
A robust talk about transplanting from Barbara Lewis, former arboretum board member and gardener extraordinaire. Then engage in a lively round of swapping plants divided and brought from your gardens swapped with plants from someone else's and even from the arboretum!
June 21: The Story of Pebble Hill Wildflower Farm
Meet a passionate and experienced cultivator of wildflowers. Kathy Tourje shares her journey that led to owning and managing a wildflower farm and highlights some of her favorites, the more difficult wildflowers to grow and the rewards of wildflower gardening.
June 28: Floating Gardens
Whether a pond feature to improve water quality or a deck container garden, floating gardens are unique in their beauty, function and care. Learn about common and exotic plants that can grow entirely in water and just how to grow them with EJC Director Jan Sievers-Mahon.
July 12: Meet the Artist in Residence
Enjoy a casual talk with AIR Martha Crider Henderson about her process conceiving and painting the newest arboretum art feature, her production of a wall mural and meet the artist in residence! At this meet and greet event, connect with the artist about her painting and yours!
July 19: How Well Do You Know Bluebirds?
Anne Little from the Virginia Bluebird Society shares a lecture and slideshow about bluebirds and how to attract these feathered jewels to your garden. Discover things about bluebirds that even scientists are just now learning.
July 26: Cooling Herbs and Their Uses
Rachelle Martindale, a PA with August Health Palliative Care and a member of the American Herbalist Guild shares her skills with us. Rachelle will demonstrate cooling herbs used to cool hot summer bodies. Savor tea made from fresh or dried herbs and served with herbal ice cubes. Feel the relief of cooling skin salves and immerse hot, tired feet into baths laced with cooling herbals. Enjoy being cool this summer with herbs and avoid harmful side effects, empty calories and sugar overload.
For more information about any session, visit the EJC Arboretum website: http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum/.
at Edith J. Carrier Arboretum & Botanical Gardens at JMU
780 University Bouleard
Harrisonburg, United States