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Old Salem Presents 2012 Winter & Spring Garden Workshop Series

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (JANUARY 19, 2012) – The Old Salem Museums & Gardens Department of Horticulture has announced its early 2012 garden workshops, which are free and open to the public. However, non-perishable food items will be collected at each workshop and donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank.

To pre-register for any workshop, please call 336-721-7384.

Workshop Schedule:

The History of the Rose
Thursday, January 26, 2012, Noon- 1 pm
James A. Gray, Jr. Auditorium, Old Salem Visitor Center
“The History of the Rose” will explore the rose as an herb, a symbol and an ornamental, as well as our relationship to it over the centuries. The workshop will be presented by Suzanne Langlois of Greensboro, NC, consulting rosarian and collector of old roses. Attendees may bring their lunch; coffee and tea will be provided. Snow date is February 2, 2012 (same location and time.)


The Benefits of Growing Heirloom Vegetables
Saturday, February 11, 2012, 10 am
Single Brothers’ Workshop, 10 W. Academy St.
“The Benefits of Growing Heirloom Vegetables” will highlight the many advantages over hybrids as experienced by the Bethania Bottoms CSA, who cultivate fields in the historic Black Walnut Bottom in the Moravian town of Bethania, NC. For inclement weather: if Old Salem Museums & Gardens is closed, the workshop is cancelled.


History of Wine Making
Thursday, February 16, 2012, Noon- 1 pm
Frank L. Horton Museum Center, 924 S. Main St.
“History of Wine Making” will present a brief history of the art with a focus on Yadkin Valley wine makers today, their terroir, along with some wine tasting. Presented by Jennifer Shore Hiatt, Grape and Wine Specialist, Sanders Ridge Winery & Restaurant, Boonville, N.C. Attendees may bring their lunch; coffee and tea will be provided. For inclement weather: if Old Salem Museums & Gardens is closed, the workshop is cancelled.


History and the Process of Artisan Cheese Making
Saturday, February 25, 2012, 10 am
Single Brothers’ Workshop, 10 W. Academy St.
“History and the Process of Artisan Cheese Making” will explore one of the earliest of manufactured foods and its artful production from around the world. Presented by Steve Tate, Co-Founder of Goat Lady Dairy, Climax, NC. For inclement weather: if Old Salem Museums & Gardens is closed, the workshop is cancelled.


Carolina Yards and Neighborhoods
Thursday, March 1, 2012, Noon- 1 pm
Frank L. Horton Museum Center, 924 S. Main St.
“Carolina Yards and Neighborhoods” will introduce the nine steps for creating and maintaining a yard that works with the North Carolina environment rather than against it. Presented by Wendi Hartup, Forsyth County Cooperative Extension Agent, Natural Resources. Attendees may bring their lunch; coffee and tea will be provided. For inclement weather: if Old Salem Museums & Gardens is closed, the workshop is cancelled.


Permaculture: The Art of Edible Landscaping
Thursday, April 5, 2012, Noon- 1 pm
Frank L. Horton Museum Center, 924 S. Main St.
“Permaculture: The Art of Edible Landscaping” invites the opportunity for each home and every family to grow vegetables and fruits in beautiful, low-maintenance edible landscapes. Learn the principles of Permaculture design, organic gardening practices and the best varieties to plant. Presented by Charles Headington, PhD, Author and Lecturer, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Attendees should bring their lunch; coffee and tea will be provided.


Moss Gardening
Thursday, April 26, 2012, Noon- 1 pm
Frank L. Horton Museum Center, 924 S. Main St.
“Moss Gardening” will inspire the establishment and maintenance of a nice soft bed of moss in a shady area of your existing landscape. Presented by Sheilah Lombardo, Master Gardener, Forsyth County, N.C. Attendees may bring their lunch; coffee and tea will be provided.


About Old Salem
Old Salem Museums & Gardens is one of America’s most comprehensive history attractions. Its museums—the Historic Town of Salem and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), along with award-winning heirloom gardens—engage visitors in an educational and memorable historical experience about those who lived and worked in the early South. Old Salem Museums & Gardens is located at 600 South Main Street in Winston-Salem. For more information call 336-721-7300 or visit www.oldsalem.org

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