While working in the gardens visitors will hear from Cradle interpreters who will discuss goals, successes and challenges of the Interpreters will be on hand to discuss goals, successes and challenges of the Cradle’s four garden areas focusing on topics that all gardeners can relate to in Western North Carolina. You are invited to pitch in and help prepare the gardens for nature’s work.
The day’s schedule includes:
· 9:00-10:30: first plantings in the heritage garden along the Biltmore Campus Trail
· 11:00-12:30: cleaning up the Cradle’s National Wildlife Federation certified backyard wildlife habitat and pollinator garden.
· 1:00-3:00: Make Way for Monarchs indoor program on how to help imperiled monarch butterflies by Conservation Specialist Joyce Pearsall, followed by a visit to the Cradle’s Monarch Waystation.
· 3:30-4:30: Why Are We Letting the Grass Grow focuses on the Cradle of Forestry’s efforts to convert lawn areas to meadow.