Home and Garden Calendar
Gardens of the South
What: This exhibition showcases a stunning collection of photographs documenting African-American folk gardens, and their creators, by fine art photographer Vaughn Sills.
When: On view through Sept. 9
Where: Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St.
Price: Museum admission is $9 for adults; $7 for seniors, students and military; $5 for children 6-12; free for members and children under 6
More Info: 22-2706 or www. gibbesmuseum.org/explore
Thursday, June 28
What: Join the Charleston Parks Conservancy to make “grow boxes,” self-watering containers made from 32-gallon plastic storage bins. These low-maintenance container gardens last up to five years. Great for gardening in small spaces. Registration is required; space is limited.
When: 6:30 p.m. June 28
Where: DwellSmart, 804 Meeting St.
More Info: 724-5003 or www.charlestonparksconservancy. org
Tuesday, July 3
Revolutionary War Tours
What: The Heyward-Washington House, c. 1772, belonged to Thomas Heyward Jr., signer of the Declaration of Independence. Learn about Heyward’s role in the Revolution, as well as the courageous stand taken by his wife Elizabeth. The house was later owned by another patriot, John Grimke, the father of abolitionists Sarah and Angelina Grimke. Following the Revolution, the house served as George Washington’s temporary residence during his Southern tour of 1791.
When: 4 p.m. July 3-5
Where: Heyward Washington House, 87 Church St.
Price: Free for Museum members or free with admission ($10/adults, $5/children, under 3 free)
More Info: 722-2996 or www.charlestonmuseum.org/event.asp?ID=422
Thursday, Sept. 27
Master Gardener Training
What: Is your thumb green? Do you have a thirst for knowledge? Can you commit to putting your knowledge and skills to work through volunteer service? If you answered yes, then the South Carolina Master gardener program may be for you.
When: Applications now being accepted; 12-week course begins Sept. 27
Where: North Charleston City Hall, 2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston
More Info: 722-5940 or www.clemson.edu/extension/mg/ counties/tri_county/howto becomeamg.html