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BAMBOO WALKING TOURS: 1:30-3 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays through Nov. 12 at Haiku Bamboo Nursery/Farm, 468 Rhodes Mountain Road, Hendersonville. Next tour is June 25. Gates open at 1 p.m. Learn about bamboo plants, characteristics and environment. Wear walking shoes, no sandals. Cameras permitted. Adults $25, seniors $23, ages 13-18 $15, free for younger. To arrange a tour or to learn more, call 828-685-3053. Visit or find the nursery on Facebook.


MOSS GARDENING: 2 p.m. June 17, The Gardener’s Cottage, 34 All Soul’s Crescent, Biltmore Village. A talk and a workshop. Explore “The Magical World of Moss Gardening” with author and gardener “Mossin'” Annie Martin, and make your own moss dish garden to take home. $20. Call 828-277-2020 to register.

GROWING COLD-HARDY GRAPES IN THE MOUNTAINS: Classes on propagation, planting, training, trellising, pruning and harvesting at Jewel of the Blue Ridge Vineyard in Marshall. All classes are $35 and meet 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays (except as noted) and include provided lunch. Topics include training and mid-season canopy management (June 10), disease recognition and treatment (Thursday, June 22), sales and marketing and grape sale contracts (July 8) and harvesting (Thursday, Aug. 24 and Aug. 26), grape-based products and processing (Thursday, Sept. 28), and winemaking (Thursday, Oct. 5 and again Oct. 7). To get directions or ask questions, contact Chuck at 828-606-3130 or Learn…