CLASS FILLED CLASS 1030 – KOKEDAMA MOSS BALLS
Kokedama moss ball planters are unique in that plants grow in soil held together by moss and string! They’re easy to care for and perfect for small spaces and low light. Dare County Master Gardeners KEITH LILLY and CHRIS STADTHER will provide materials and instruction for you to create your own moss ball. Be sure to wear gardening clothes and bring work gloves! Class size is limited to 12 students and there is an additional fee of $10. Wednesday, Feb 6.
CLASS 1031 – INTRODUCTION TO BONSAI
SANDY SANDERS, owner of Sanders Farms in Jarvisburg and President of the Albemarle Bonsai Society, will present a demonstration of the bonsai process from start to finish. Participants will then be able to ask any questions they have, not only about bonsai, but about other types of container-grown plants as well. Wednesday, Feb 27.
CLASS 1032 – OBXERISCAPING
Xeriscaping may bring to mind a desert-like landscape filled with succulents and low water use plants. But the term can also mean reducing lawn areas, mulching plants to conserve water, and changing the way we water our plants. Dare County Master Gardeners KEITH LILLY and CHRIS STADTHER will provide advice on changing the way you garden, right here in our own coastal environment. Friday, Feb 22.
CLASS FILLED CLASS 1033 – SURF FISHING AND KNOT TYING 101
STU BALDWIN has been a recreational angler for most of his life, with over 48 years of active surf fishing and 35 in team competitions. This class will give the novice a big head start as Stu shares his knowledge of such things as proper equipment, rod and reel selection, basic knot tying, natural vs. artificial bait, even how to read a beach. Class size is limited to 18. Wednesday, Jan 30.
CLASS 1034 – ADVANCED SURF FISHING 202
As a lifelong surf fisher and Past President of the OBX Anglers Club, STU BALDWIN has a wealth of knowledge to share about his passion. This class is for fellow aficionados wanting to learn more advanced skills. Stu will cover selection of rod and reel plus bait, but also techniques for targeting Red Drum, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Bluefish. Class size is limited to 18. Wednesday, Feb 13.
CLASS 1035 – CLIMATE CHANGE AND YOUR PLANTS
Do you find the climate change debate confusing and unsettling? How might it impact the Outer Banks – or even more personally, your ability to grow the perfect tomato? RHANA PARIS, Outreach Coordinator at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island and Dare County Master Gardener, is always lively, positive, and interesting! In this class, she will lead a down-to-earth discussion and share what she has learned about how to prepare your plants for potential change. Tuesday, Jan 29.
CLASS 1036 – WHAT’S THAT GROWING IN MY YARD?
Do you ever go for a walk and noticed a plant you’ve never seen before? Perhaps you wondered how it got there and what it is – not to mention how you could find out. Here’s an answer to your wandering wonderings! Come learn about unusual specimens in our area, bringing with you any mysterious plant finds or pictures taken of same. Can you stump the expert? MARY JANE SLESINSKI has degrees in Biology and Education, as well as a lifelong fascination with nature, especially unusual plants and animals living on the Outer Banks.
Tuesday, Feb 26.