Home & Garden

Briefly: Learn to make concrete sculptures, edible gardens, bee houses and more

Students can learn how to make a hypertufa trough at a March 12 class in Raleigh.
Students can learn how to make a hypertufa trough at a March 12 class in Raleigh. Courtesy of Amelia Lane

Concrete garden sculpture classes

Instructors Amelia Lane and Beth Jimenez of Lasting Impressions Concrete Sculptures in Raleigh are offering two upcoming classes:

▪ 9 a.m.-noon March 12, they will teach 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. March 12, they will teach how to make a concrete leaf-shaped birdbath for your garden or patio. All materials are provided. Cost: $65.

The classes are held at a private home in Raleigh, and details are shared upon registration.

To register, email beth6744@bellsouth.net.

For more information: lastingimpressionsleaves.com

Dig In! event March 12 in Raleigh

Advocates for Health in Action and Marbles Kids Museum are hosting the seventh annual Dig In! event March 12.

The event, which runs 8:15 a.m.-2 p.m. at Marbles Kids Museum, will include speakers, how-to workshops and roundtable discussions about urban agriculture, composting, community gardens, and edible gardens in school and child care centers. The event also includes a first-come, first-serve composting mini-course.

This year’s keynote speaker will be the Rev. Richard Joyner of the Conetoe Life Family Center in Conetoe, N.C. Joyner was named a 2015 Top 10 CNN Hero for his work at a 25-acre community garden.

Cost: $16.82.

To register or to view a complete schedule, go to advocatesforhealthinaction.org.

Home Depot offers free DIY classes

The home improvement store chain offers free workshops each weekend. Here is a sample of upcoming workshops at Wake County stores:

Outdoor Lighting, 10-11:30 a.m. March 12; Interior Paint and Drywall, 1-2:30 p.m. March 13; Installing Ceiling Fans, 10-11:30 a.m. March 19; Learn to Install a Faucet, 1-2:30 p.m. March 20; and Build an Outdoor Wooden Doormat, 10-11:30 a.m. March 26.

The stores also offer do-it-herself workshops: Build Your Own Vegetable Stand, 6:30-8 p.m. March 17.

And they offer children’s workshops: Build a Toy Wagon, 9 a.m.-noon March 5.

These classes are at the store at 4901 Capital Blvd., Raleigh.

Check individual stores for class schedules: workshops.homedepot.com.

Wrong website listed

In last week’s Home & Garden section, a photo caption with the Backyard Wildlife column listed the wrong website for how to make a mason bee house. Here is the correct link: http://citygirlfarmingblog.com/tag/diy-mason-bee-house