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Hands-On Nursery

Hands-on Nursery is a partnership between students in the NC State Department of Horticultural Science and participants in the Horticulture Therapy Programs at Wake Enterprises. The nursery is managed by students taking Nursery Management (HS 411) and Nursery Production (HS 151) and Wake Enterprises. Students select, propagate, and grow all the plants that we have for sale. Students, staff, faculty and members of the community can purchase these plants at the nursery in Raleigh, NC. We are also happy to make donations of plants to not-for-profit organizations and for educational purposes.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Hands-On Nursery

Hands-on Nursery is a partnership between students in the NC State Department of Horticultural Science and participants in the Horticulture Therapy Programs at Wake Enterprises. The nursery is managed by students taking Nursery Management (HS 411) and Nursery Production (HS 151) and Wake Enterprises. Students select, propagate, and grow all the plants that we have for sale. Students, staff, faculty and members of the community can purchase these plants at the nursery in Raleigh, NC. We are also happy to make donations of plants to not-for-profit organizations and for educational purposes.

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Raised bed at the Ability Garden

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Extension Ability Garden, New Hanover County

The mission of the Ability Garden is to use horticulture as a therapeutic intervention to improve human well-being.  Enhancing learning skills and encouraging emotional and behavioral growth is accomplished by fostering a connection with Nature. Ability Garden participants planting our raised garden bed in early summer. Team work, knowledge and skills being put into action. The Ability Garden provides professionally led, horticultural therapy programs for people of all ages. We tailor our service to the needs of individuals who may have limited opportunities to connect with nature due to disability or socio-economic status. New opportunities to participate are now available! http://newhanover.ces.ncsu.edu/site-newhanover/

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Lady Slipper Flowers at Bullington Gardens

Bullington Gardens

A partnership of: The Henderson County Education Foundation Henderson County Public Schools NC Cooperative Extension--Henderson County, Bullington Gardens is a 12 acre horticultural education center in Henderson County N.C. Once the home and nursery of Bob Bullington, it is now a place for children and adults to learn about gardening and plant science with hands-on workshops. It also a place where visitors can stroll the grounds, enjoy the gardens and find a peaceful spot. http://www.bullingtoncenter.org/

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Lady Slipper Flowers at Bullington Gardens

Bullington Gardens

A partnership of: The Henderson County Education Foundation Henderson County Public Schools NC Cooperative Extension--Henderson County, Bullington Gardens is a 12 acre horticultural education center in Henderson County N.C. Once the home and nursery of Bob Bullington, it is now a place for children and adults to learn about gardening and plant science with hands-on workshops. It also a place where visitors can stroll the grounds, enjoy the gardens and find a peaceful spot. http://www.bullingtoncenter.org/

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Now hiring . . . popular

  POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Project Coordinator     Organization: North Carolina Community Garden Partners (NCCGP) in collaboration with the North Carolina Public Health Foundation   Location: Home-based, with ability to travel throughout the state MORE » – from   Community Gardens

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Butterflies in Your Backyard popular

New and Improved and even better than before, “Butterflies in Your Backyard” has been updated and  re-released with a beautiful new cover.  Available for free on-line, both as a pdf and, for easy MORE » – from   Gardening

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WonderFest: Music & Magic in the Garden

Saturday, Sept 26 5:30-8pm North Carolina Botanical Garden Chapel Hill, NC Showcasing Wonder Connection  Formerly called Healing and Hope Through Science, the program brings natural science activities to pediatric patients at UNC and Duke MORE »

The Children's Center

The Children’s Center- Using Nature as a Teacher

In the News The Horticulture Therapy program at the Children’s Center in Winston-Salem was featured recently in The Camel City Dispatch, Winston-Salem’s online news daily: http://www.camelcitydispatch.com/the-childrens-center-using-nature-as-a-teacher-4873/  Kudos to JoAnn Yates and Jennifer Manning for MORE »

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Fundamentals of Horticulture Therapy

The Horticultural Therapy Institute is beginning their next series of classes in the southeast with Fundamentals of HT in Atlanta on Nov. 12-15.  The following 3 classes are all in NC: Greensboro Hospice, MORE »

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Creating Sacred SpacesWed Jun 1, 2016
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
Cape Fear Botanical Garden, 536 N Eastern Blvd, Fayetteville, NC 28301, United States
— 2 days away
Second Saturday - Seed the Corridor - Raleigh, NCSat Jun 11, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Blount and Person Streets, from South Park through Downtown Raleigh and up to Mordecai
— 2 weeks away
Second Saturday - Seed the Corridor - Raleigh, NCSat Jul 9, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Blount and Person Streets, from South Park through Downtown Raleigh and up to Mordecai
— 1 month away
Second Saturday - Seed the Corridor - Raleigh, NCSat Aug 13, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Blount and Person Streets, from South Park through Downtown Raleigh and up to Mordecai
— 2 months away
Second Saturday - Seed the Corridor - Raleigh, NCSat Sep 10, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Blount and Person Streets, from South Park through Downtown Raleigh and up to Mordecai
— 3 months away
Horticulture Therapy InstituteWed Sep 14 - Wed Sep 14, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Arboretum Dr, Wilmington, NC 28405, USA
— 4 months away
Horticulture Therapy InstituteThu Sep 15 - Thu Sep 15, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Arboretum Dr, Wilmington, NC 28405, USA
— 4 months away
Horticulture Therapy InstituteFri Sep 16 - Fri Sep 16, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Arboretum Dr, Wilmington, NC 28405, USA
— 4 months away
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