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Lunch and Lecture

3rd Thursday of every month
Botanic Hall / Potter Meeting Room
12:00 – 1:00 pm
$15 members / $25 non-members (includes lunch)

 

LUNCH OPTIONS:
Cobb Salad
Grilled chicken, sliced avocado, grape tomatoes, crispy bacon, hard cooked eggs, English cucumbers and crumbled gorgonzola served on a bed of mixed greens with Buttermilk Ranch or Balsamic Herb dressing.

Cold Salad Trio

A delectable pairing of our famous Cheekwood chicken salad, Albacore tuna salad and fresh fruit salad served on leaf lettuce with cranberry cream cheese finger sandwiches and artisan crackers.

Chicken Salad Sandwich

The Pineapple Room’s famous chicken salad with Granny Smith apples, celery, pecans and mayonnaise served with lettuce and sliced local tomatoes on wheatberry bread.

Southwest Veggie Wrap

A seared chipotle tortilla filled with grilled vegetables, fire roasted corn and black beans, Pico de Gallo, shredded Romaine lettuce and cheddar jack cheese, accompanied by buttermilk ranch dressing.

Turkey Brie Panini

Hickory smoked turkey, roasted peppers, grilled onions, baby spinach, sliced avocado, melted Brie and basil pesto aioli on Panini pressed Cuban bread.

Drink Options include Fruit Tea or Water

*Lunches prepared as described above; no substitutions allowed.

After lunch, stay for an interesting, interactive, and educational program on exhibit-related or seasonal topics.  What a great way to spend your lunch hour!  

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Lunch & Lecture

Easy Gardens for the South
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Thursday, August 21
Gardeners face unique challenges throughout the south. Harvey Cotton’s book, Easy Gardens for the South, is designed to help home gardeners choose the best plants to create a beautiful and sustainable landscape without having a horticultural degree. Through this lecture you will learn which annuals, perennials, bulbs, shrubs, vines and trees are best suited to thrive in our southern climate of hot, humid summers, periods of extreme drought followed by heavy rain…with a late freeze or two thrown in for good measure. Join us as Mr. Cotton describes the plants that are the easiest to grow, provide the most color and have low water requirements. Putting the Right Plant in the Right Place is the first step in creating a successful, sustainable garden and this presentation will help show you the way to creating a beautiful landscape.

 

 

Ordinary Plants with Extraordinary Stories
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Thursday, September 18
You walk past them every day. Mute, they cannot tell us of their fascinating roles in our nation’s history, or further back, their contributions to the Native American way of life. However, you can tell their story for them after this fascinating, sometimes funny program. Join us as Carol Reese, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist with the UT Extension Service and distinguished speaker, uncovers the extraordinary stories of some very ordinary plants.

Musical Miracles: The Music of William Edmondson’s Life
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Thursday, October 16
During the life of William Edmondson, many musical genres were created and performed, especially by African Americans, to shape America’s musical landscape. Genres like gospel, jazz, and rhythm & blues were new and often combined sacred, secular, and regional styles to form unique types of music. Even though there is no evidence to support the music Mr. Edmondson actually heard during his lifetime and its influence on his art, we know he probably heard this music on the radio, churches, and streets of Nashville. Join us as Dr. Anthony Williams, Associate Professor of Music at Fisk University explores the formation and history of these musical traditions.

Big Bad Bugs: Identifying Threats to your Garden
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Thursday, November 20
Plant pests and diseases kill millions of trees, both in our neighborhoods and in natural areas. In addition to threatening the beauty of your lawn and landscape, this damage has a negative impact on vital ecosystem services like clean air and water and costs billions of dollars in cleanup and lost revenue. Cheekwood is actively collaborating with other gardens and organizations to spread the word about how we can protect our community. Want to help? Learn how you can become a citizen scientist and aid plant conservation by becoming a first detector in your community.

 

Call the Education & Public Programs Department at 615-353-9827 with any questions

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