By Outer Banks Voice on January 17, 2022
Are you interested in gardening? Here’s a way to make your winter blues go away. Start planning your spring garden now with the Library Garden Series presented by the North Carolina State Extension’s Dare County Master Gardeners in conjunction with the Dare County Library.
This year’s programs will all be held virtually via Zoom, and all programs will take place on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. The presentations will each last approximately one hour, and participants can choose to attend one or all of the programs that they are interested in. The series will include many brand-new programs that have never been offered before, as well as some of the most popular program topics from years past.
“Plants that Survive & Thrive on the Outer Banks” – 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 19, 2022
The 2022 Garden Series will kick off at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, with “Plants that Survive & Thrive on the Outer Banks,” which is a familiar topic that will feature all new plant selections this year. The Dare County Master Gardeners have chosen several plants that have done well in the tough conditions of the Outer Banks, including geraniums, hollyhock, butterfly weed, hosta, oleander, aucuba and hydrangeas.
“Pollinators” – 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 2, 2022
We are dependent upon pollinators for our food as well as supporting our ecosystem, and this program will address our need for these pollinators and what we can do to help them. “Pollinators” will be presented at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 2, 2022.
“Gardening 101 for the Outer Banks” – 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Do you want to start a garden but don’t know where to begin? This brand-new program will provide you with research-based methods for starting a garden while also taking into consideration the challenges the Outer Banks environment offers. “Gardening 101 for the Outer Banks” will be presented at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 16, 2022.
“Native Plants for Your Backyard” – 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Adding a native plant to your landscape helps care for nature and enhances the local environment while also adding beauty and diversity to the area. In this brand-new program, “Native Plants for Your Backyard,” you will learn about these plants that are well adapted to the physical environment formed by our local climate, weather conditions, soil types and other factors that affect gardening on the Outer Banks. This brand-new program will be presented at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2022.
“Using Native Plants to Attract Wildlife” – 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Migrating and year-round birds are best adapted to native plants for food and cover, and this program will describe the various plants that can be used to attract them. The program will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 2022.
“Controlling Pests – Bad Boys on the Outer Banks” – 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2022
The 2022 Garden Series will wrap up with another brand-new program, “Controlling Pests – Bad Boys on the Outer Banks.” This program will teach you to identify some of the most common pests on the Outer Banks and provide methods for controlling them in your garden, home and landscape. “Controlling Pests – Bad Boys on the Outer Banks” will be presented at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2022.
All of these presentations are provided courtesy of the North Carolina State Extension’s Dare County Master Gardeners Speakers Bureau. Individuals must pre-register to attend these virtual programs by clicking https://www.darenc.com/departments/libraries/enrichment
The program link will be emailed out to registrants the day before the program is scheduled to take place. Please do not share the link with others.
For more information about the series, call the Kill Devil Hills Library at 252-441-4331, the Hatteras Library at 252-986-2385 or the Manteo Library at 252-473-2372. You can also stop by your Dare County Library branch to pick up a program brochure.
To view the presentation schedule and learn more about the Dare County Master Gardeners program, click https://dare.ces.ncsu.edu/events/
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING TO REVIEW PLANS FOR AN OUTER BANKS EVENT CENTER
County Dare, North Carolina
Dare County Tourism Board
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Visitors Bureau will hold a public meeting to review the plans for an Outer Banks Event Center. The meeting will take place on Monday, June 6, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Keeper’s Galley building at Haven on the Banks, 115 Dove Street, Nags Head North Carolina 27959.
Still in the conceptual phase, the Event Center is intended to provide suitable and flexible space for year-round events, concerts, sports, meetings, smaller tradeshows, galas and any number of other uses. Learn more about the benefits for visitors and residents and how the Event Center is planned to complement the new Soundside boardwalk that is being designed.
Staff will be on hand to answer any questions. For additional information, please visit our Event Center FAQ page.