Climate Change Science

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Join scientists from the National Center for Environmental Information (NCEI) to learn how climate and climate change shape the seasons, the weather, extreme events, and about our preparedness for these events. The course covers four …

Fall Migration: Birding Jackson Park

October 7 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pm

Jackson Park in Hendersonville is easily one of the best fall birding spots in all of WNC. Nearly every migrating songbird in the east has been recorded here, with as many as 23 warblers recorded …

Elegant Redesign with Jennifer Price

October 8 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

What approach does a former prima ballerina take to designing and shaping a bonsai? One that involves an inherent appreciation for line and movement. Jennifer Price understands instinctively how one art form influences the flow …

Silent Hike & Forest Qigong

October 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Let’s enjoy a quiet, mindful stroll through the woods together. A silent hike takes us to scenic treasures on the arboretum property where we will do a restorative qigong practice. Qigong is a series of …

Tree Trek 2022: The Rarest Tree in the Southern Appalachians

October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Mountain Paper Birch, Betula cordifolia, is the rarest tree native to the Southern Appalachian Mountains. A remnant of the ice age, it is found only on the upper slopes of our highest mountain peaks, …

Environmental Horror Stories

October 12 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

October is always an appropriate time to talk about horror stories, but how many true Environmental Horror Stories are you aware of? We live in the era of climate change, deforestation, frequent flooding, mass extinction, …

All About Hawk Migration

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Feel the lift under your wings as we explore the amazing phenomenon of Hawk Migration in Western North Carolina. Would you believe that we have up to 14 species of Raptors that pass through our …

Forest Bathing in the Arboretum Forest

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Join a certified forest therapy guide for a relaxing walk in the Arboretum forest. Be present in the moment and deepen your connection in nature and in community. Your guide will extend a series of …

Healing Gardens

October 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Gardens have been associated throughout history with restoration and healing. This class examines their role in health and wellness, and will cover current research on positive impacts. Students will learn the essentials for creating a …

Native Seed Collecting Workshop

October 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Spend time with two expert native plant growers in this onsite workshop covering collecting, storing, and propagating seed from native plant species.Participants will have the rare opportunity — with permission — to take an assortment …

Tree Trek 2022: A Naturalized Population of Big Leaf Magnolias

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We will meet a newly naturalized population of Bigleaf Magnolias growing in the Haw Creek Valley. This amazing plant is noted for having the largest simple leaves (up to 30 inches in length) and flowers …

Know Your Oaks

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The various species of oak trees are among our most beautiful and stately native tree species. They can also be difficult to distinguish from each other. In this online class, Carlton Burke will share helpful …

The Nature of Oaks: A Talk for Tree Month with Doug Tallamy

October 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Renowned entomologist, environmentalist, and best-selling author Doug Tallamy joins us to pay homage to a giant of the plant kingdom — the mighty oak tree — and share how it plays an irreplaceable role in …

Know Your Oaks Field Practice

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The various species of Oak trees are among our most beautiful and stately native tree species. They can also be difficult to distinguish from each other. In this field-based class, participants will learn and apply …

UNC Press, TNCA & Malaprop’s Presents: Climate Change Gardening for the South: Planet-Friendly Solutions for Thriving Gardens

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Gardeners are becoming increasingly committed to learning about climate change — both how it will affect them and what they can do in response. Starting with a basic outline of climate change and the naturally …

Tree Trek 2022: Chestnut Sprouts and the Future of the American Chestnut

October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A hundred years ago, the American Chestnut was the dominant tree on many low to mid-elevation slopes and ridges in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Then during the first half of the twentieth century the Chestnut …

Introduction to Permaculture

October 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Move from inspiration to action in this two-part class that covers the principles of permaculture and an understanding of its place in successful landscape design. Successful landscape design creates holistic spaces that are aesthetically pleasing, …

Fall Color & Native Tree Identification

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Many trees in Western North Carolina combine to create a spectacular foliage color show during the autumn months. This online class covers the biology of what causes seasonal color change and the basics of identifying …

Fall Color & Native Tree Identification: Field Session A

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Many trees in Western North Carolina combine to create a spectacular foliage color show during the autumn months. This online class covers the biology of what causes seasonal color change and the basics of identifying …

Fall Color & Native Tree Identification: Field Session B

October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Many trees in Western North Carolina combine to create a spectacular foliage color show during the autumn months. This online class covers the biology of what causes seasonal color change and the basics of identifying …

Fall Color & Native Tree Identification: Field Session C

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Many trees in Western North Carolina combine to create a spectacular foliage color show during the autumn months. This online class covers the biology of what causes seasonal color change and the basics of identifying …

Forest Bathing in the Arboretum Forest

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Join a certified forest therapy guide for a relaxing walk in the Arboretum forest. Be present in the moment and deepen your connection in nature and in community. Your guide will extend a series of …