A weekly roundup of home and garden classes, tours and more.
Fall Harvest Table Arrangement
Decorate your Thanksgiving tables with a beautiful fall harvest arrangement. Beth will demonstrate how to fashion a vase from pumpkins or other gourds and fill it with the colors of autumn in flowers, foliage, berries and pods for a table centerpiece. Each participant will then select gourds to create their own centerpieces to take home. Please bring a pair of hand pruners and any embellishments you would like to include. 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 21. Gardens members $55; general public $65. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Anderson St. and Erwin Rd., Durham. 919-684-3698, gardens.duke.edu.
Art Around the Garden
Art Around the PLOW show and sale inside at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.All of our eight artists work in different mediums, from stitching to pottery to painting. All proceeds from her sales will GO to Haitian Relief. Organic Farmer Norma DeCamp Burns will have her fall herbs and produce to show and sell. Sales of Vintage jewelry and herbal oils and vinegars coming from our own garden will benefit NC Flood Relief efforts across eastern North Carolina. Come for breakfast: country ham biscuits and grits. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 12. Planting on Whitaker Community Garden, 714 E. Whitaker Mill Road, Raleigh. 919-781-0716.
Carolina Artisan Craft Market
Meet the artists and buy fine craft handmade by more than 100 artists from across North Carolina and the U.S. Discover pottery, jewelry, sculpture, glass, wood, fiber arts (decorative, functional and wearable), furniture, mixed media, printmaking and photography. 6-9 p.m. Nov. 12-13. $10-$15. Raleigh Convention Center Ballroom C, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh. 919-831-6011, raleighconvention.com.
N.C. State University Grounds and Building Services Open House
This fun, free event is open to the public and kids of all ages. Check out N.C. State’s cool tools (like our electric cars and mowers), our big trucks and our technology . Learn more about composting and building renovations, sustainable gardens, and job/volunteer opportunities. Enjoy a big wheel safety town, prizes and t-shirt giveaways, and live music from our very own facilitators! A free N.C, State brick will also be given out to each person (while supplies last). Food Trucks will also be onsite, including Captain Poncho’s Tacos, Chirba Chirba Dumpling, CJ’s Street Food, and King’s Authentic Philly Cheesesteaks. This is a rain or shine event. No pets please. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 12. Free. N.C. State University Grounds & Building Services, 630 Motor Pool St., Raleigh. 919-515-9421.
World of Soils Class
With the increasing interest in soil care as a means of avoiding plant stress and subsequent pest problems, the demand for this class has risen each season. The interactive lecture will cover nutrient balance, soil test reports, how to incorporate organics, taking care of microbes, and an array of misconceptions regarding planting techniques. If you have soil test reports, be sure to bring them to class. 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 12. $40. Plant Delights Nursery & Juniper Level Botanic Garden, 9241 Sauls Rd, Raleigh. 919-772-4794, plantdelights.com.
Gardening Under Future Weather Conditions
Climate change predictions are now becoming possible at community, or local scales. But how do we address and adapt to these? Ryan Boyles will talk about the science behind climate change projections and how gardeners can take steps today to adapt for the future.6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 15. Forum members free with $25 annual membership. $10 per meeting for nonmembers, payable to Durham Garden Forum. Parking is free after 5 p.m. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Anderson St. and Erwin Rd., Durham. 919-684-3698, gardens.duke.edu.
Enhancing Your Rock Garden with Year-round Green Mosses
Presented by Annie “Mossin’ Annie” Martin. 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Nov. 19. Free for North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) members and Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum members, otherwise $5. JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh. 919-515-3132, jcra.ncsu.edu/.
Holiday Centerpiece Workshop
Learn the basics of creating a beautiful centerpiece for your holiday table. Whether it is for Thanksgiving or Christmas, bring in a special container from home, or purchase one from us. Let our design experts help you put together some magic. The cost of the workshop is $25 and your selection of plants or silks will be extra. 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 20. $25. Garden Supply Company, 1421 Old Apex Rd., Cary. 919-460-7747, gardensupplyco.com.
Downtown Garner Pop Up Market
Part farmer’s market, part craft pop-up, this event will feature fresh foods grown locally and handmade crafts from local artisans! Grab lunch at a food truck while you’re there. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 26. Free. Garner Recreational Park, 221 E. Garner Rd., Garner. 919-773-4442,