Send us questions for Ask the Gardener
We’re seeking more questions from gardeners for our monthly Ask the Gardener column. If you send us a question, you could win a book.
Please send your gardening questions, including the city where you garden, to: firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31.
You will be entered to win one of these lovely gardening books: either “Shakespeare’s Gardens,” by Jackie Bennett, or “The New York Botanical Garden,” by Gregory Long and Todd A. Forrest.
Never miss a local story.
We’ll choose two winners at random. Good luck.
Creative reuse center bootcamps
Durham’s The Scrap Exchange is hosting two four-day training sessions for those interested in starting a creative reuse center.
Participants will learn specifics about collecting and managing materials, developing creative arts-based programming, managing retail and online sales, curating in-house gallery shows, working with a board of directors, financial management and data tracking.
The bootcamps are June 14-17 and Sept. 13-16. Cost: $1,800 (although early bird registration is still available for the September session for $1,500).
Register on Eventbrite or contact Executive Director Ann Woodward at email@example.com for more information.
The Scrap Exchange is at 2050 Chapel Hill Road, Durham.
Trig Modern opens new location
Raleigh’s Trig Modern, a modern furniture and design center, has moved from its West Jones Street location to a larger space on Whitaker Mill Road.
The shop is having a grand opening event from 6-8 p.m. May 19. The free event will include food from Babylon restaurant, wine, beer from Lynnwood Grill & Brewing Concern and a special presentation by renowned New Zealand multi-disciplinary designer David Trubridge.
The shop now occupies 5,000 square feet inside Dock 1053, an emerging business and entrepreneur center in an 183,000-square-foot warehouse.
It is at 1053 East Whitaker Mill Road, Suite 109. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays.
Wrong date for concrete sculpture class
Instructors Amelia Lane and Beth Jimenez of Lasting Impressions in Raleigh are offering two upcoming classes. I gave the wrong date for their concrete sculpture class. Here are the correct details:
▪ 9 a.m.-noon June 11, learn how to make a hypertufa trough, a versatile planting container that looks like stone yet is lightweight and has excellent drainage. All materials are provided. Cost: $75.
▪ 1-3 p.m. June 11, learn how to make a concrete leaf-shaped sculpture or birdbath for your garden or patio. All materials are provided. Cost: $65.
To register for the workshops, send payment to Lasting Impressions, 4904 Hermitage Drive, Raleigh NC 27612. You may email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 919-787-6228 if you have questions.
For more information: lastingimpressionsleaves.com