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A Growing Sense of Place: Keeping a Garden Blog or Journal

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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April 23


10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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ONSITE | Tuesday, April 23, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Enrich your connection with nature through understanding and reflecting upon where you are “growing” in place. Ecologist and award-winning garden blogger Lisa Wagner encourages paying attention as the first step in starting a satisfying writing practice — whether journaling or blogging or just keeping notes on a planner — that you can sustain over time. Keeping a ​record of the land you steward or collecting observations on the routes or trails you walk become integral parts of your story. To help you get started, Wagner asks, “What inspires you now in your garden?” Or ​”What daily signs of spring do you see or hear or smell on your walks?” Participants will have opportunities to respond to writing prompts and experiment with combining ​w​ords and images to produce reflective and connective personal ​narrative. Bring your lunch and your laptop, or come analog, bringing an old-fashioned journal and pen! The Bent Creek Bistro is open to purchase lunch onsite at the Arboretum. Bring a brown bag lunch or order in from the Bent Creek Bistro.

Learn more and Register for open classes: https://www.ncarboretum.org/education-programs/adult-education-classes/