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Science Cafe: Rare Animals, Disappearing Habitats, and the Fine Art of French Cooking

2015-02-24T15:03:42-04:00March 10th, 2015|Tags: , |

An account of the unexpected phenomena one discovers conducting long-term studies of endangered mammal species in the longleaf and mountain forests of North Carolina. Dr. Peter Weigel, Research Professor of Biology, Wake Forest University Science Café is an international movement that brings people together for an evening discussion about science. Scientists make a short presentation about [...]

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Edible Landscapes and Companion Planting

2015-02-25T10:28:52-04:00March 3rd, 2015|Tags: , , , |

Join Reynolda Gardens for this out-of-the-box discussion on how to reduce pesticide use and increase soil nutrients by incorporating companion plantings and edibles into your traditional landscape design. This presentation will go beyond typical garden plans highlighting edible weeds, community gardens, and food production.

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Southern Heirloom Apple Tree Project

2015-01-21T13:07:40-04:00December 1st, 2014|Categories: Dining and Food Systems, Events, Home Stories|Tags: , , , |

“Ugly” is not the first word that comes to mind when considering which apple to eat. It does, however, describe the appearance of many heirloom apple varieties that have been lost since the standardization of the modern food system. The wild or “ugly” apple is known to have originated in Kazakhstan, and was brought to North [...]

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The Impact of Ground Level Ozone on Gardening and Gardeners

2013-10-17T15:06:52-04:00October 29th, 2013|Tags: |

Join Reynolda Gardens for a presentation on local air pollution issues and how they impact gardens, agriculture, our health, and the health of our environment. Discover how certain plants react to air pollution and how this impacts North Carolina agriculture and tourism. Learn what we can expect for the future and what actions we can take to protect our health and [...]

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Reynolda Gardens’ Greenhouses Go Green

2013-12-12T16:00:05-04:00April 12th, 2013|Categories: Buildings, Campus, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Home Stories|Tags: , |

It only seems appropriate to mark the anniversary of the Reynolda Gardens’ greenhouses and conservatory with a modern addition. Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds set out over a hundred years ago to use Reynolda Gardens as a model of self-sufficiency for local gardeners and, even more,for the community. These values are similarly shared with the larger community of Wake [...]

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