What: Places for the Spirit: Traditional African-American Gardens of the South 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: 722-2706 or www.gibbesmuseum.org/explore

What: Sip and stroll in a different garden location each week while sampling old and new world wine vintages. Special themed strolls are scheduled throughout the season.

When: 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 14

Where: Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road

Price: $15.00

More info: 266-7477 or www.MiddletonPlace.org

What: Learn about natural, inexpensive, easy-to-make household products. Participants will receive recipes and resources, as well as take home a natural air freshener.

When: 10 a.m.-noon July 26

Where: S.C. Herbal Society, 863 W. Madison Ave.

Price: $20 S.C. Herbal Society members; $30 nonmembers

More Info: 978-340-5566

What: Adults may join the Charleston Parks Conservancy to learn how to beautifully record plants by pressing them or through illustrating them. Simple preservation techniques will be covered as well as some approachable drawing exercises. Study the work of Ernst Haeckel and other botanical illustrators and their compositions, media and themes.

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 26

Where: Hazel Parker Playground classrooms, 70 E. Bay St.

Price: $25

More Info: 724-5003 or www.charlestonparksconservancy.org/educate/classes

What: It’s harvest time on the plantation. Join a costumed interpreter at the rice field overlook for a hands-on demonstration on how Carolina Gold rice was harvested on Lowcountry plantations. Learn about the complex planting and harvesting processes of rice from field to plate.

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 15

Where: Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road

Price: General Admission (adults $25, students $15, children 6-13 $10, under 6 free)

More Info: 556-6020 or www.middletonplace.org

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. Applications are being accepted for the fall training course.

When: 12-week course begins Sept. 27

Where: North Charleston City Hall, 2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston, SC 29406

Price: $300

More Info: 722-5940 or www.clemson.edu/extension/mg/counties/tri_county/howtobecomeamg.html

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