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10:00am - 1:00pm Eastern Time
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Gain an introduction to the terminology, concepts, and basic principles of landscape design through lectures and simple two-dimensional exercises. This course is recommended for students with little or no background in design who want to design for their own home or who are considering a Certificate.
Saturday Nov 5th, 10am - 1pm Eastern Time(3 sessions)
This user-friendly intro course surveys the major plant groups-flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes-focusing on their form and structure. Become botanically literate and gain practical experience in dissecting and analyzing plant structures. Required Text: Capon, B., Botany for Gardeners, 3rd Edition Publisher: TImber Press 2005 ...
Thursday Oct 6th, 2pm - 5pm Eastern Time(6 sessions)
Explore the basics of successful, environmentally friendly gardening. Topics include soils and their improvement, seed sowing, vegetative propagation, planting, pruning, watering, weeding, mulching, and disease and pest control. This course is also required for the Horticultural Therapy Certificate. Recommended Texts: The New Gardener's Handbook:...
Saturday Oct 29th, 10:30am - 12:30pm Eastern Time(6 sessions)
Successful indoor gardening requires knowledge of both plant material and growing techniques. Learn to select the right plants for various locations, based on light levels, temperatures, and aesthetics. Discuss unusual plants, tools and supplies, and maintenance such as grooming, nutrition, and pest control that will keep your plants in good shape....
Saturday Oct 22nd, 10am - 12pm Eastern Time
Note the "Location" of each session, as we have blended and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions. Fundamentally change the way you view natural landscapes by learning about the complex factors that inform which plants grow in what combinations. Understanding how and why these plant communities...
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time(3 sessions)
Central Park provides a great window into the world of wild foods of mid-spring. It's the peak of the season for wild salad greens, and we'll be finding great quantities of renewable ingredients: Spicy mustard greens, such as garlicky garlic mustard, hot hedge mustard, and even hotter poor man's pepper, will abound on lawns or under trees anywhere,...
Saturday Oct 8th, 11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time
Class will take place outside on NYBG grounds and follow current safety procedures. Registered students will be sent information regarding meeting location and log-in information. Take a guided ramble with wild foods author and forager Marie Viljoen and learn to how to identify and use edible plants that include introduced ornamentals, cosmopolitan...
Sunday Oct 16th, 11am - 1pm Eastern Time
In NYC, fall is the best time to hunt for edible fungi. Paul Sadowski, 25-year veteran of the NY Mycological Society, will lead a mushroom hunt, and show you how to identify many species and their look-alikes, where to find them, and how to cook or preserve them.
Saturday Oct 15th, 10am - 1pm Eastern Time(2 sessions)
Thursday Oct 20th, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time
Learn the basics, review examples that work for different architectural styles and site conditions, and develop a go-to plant list for your home landscape. In the second session, you will develop and draw a basic design plan for your garden that you can refine and implement come spring.
Saturday Oct 29th, 10:30am - 12:30pm Eastern Time(2 sessions)
"Being a gardener is about your imagination, memories, dreams, and life experiences made tangible." An expert on urban green spaces and former contributing editor for Vogue, Catie Marron shares insights from her most recent book, Becoming a Gardener, which weaves her personal story of becoming an exuberant gardener with meditations on the deep impact...
Thursday Oct 27th, 11am - 12pm Eastern Time
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Bonsai is the ancient Japanese art form of miniature trees in containers. It is an art form that helps connect us to nature. Through this process, it strengthens our spirit. This is why Bonsai can be a figurative mirror image of the grower. With an open heart and mind, students can start their own journey of personal growth through the art of bonsai...
Sunday Nov 13th, 11am - 1pm Eastern Time
Understand how the qualities of soil affect the overall productivity of plants and make sustainable gardening practices possible. Practical application of theory is stressed. Topics include soil formation, physical properties of soil, soil-water relationships, and management techniques such as irrigation, drainage, and fertilization. Basic soil sampling,...
Thursday Oct 20th, 10:30am - 12:30pm Eastern Time(7 sessions)
A great abundance of edible and medicinal wild plants and mushrooms makes this park a great place for edible and medicinal plants and mushrooms in late summer. Burdock, an expensive detoxifying herb sold in health food stores, abounds in cultivated areas throughout the park. You can also use this invasive species as a superb root vegetable, or even...
Sunday Oct 2nd, 11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time
Houseplants don't have to be dull! Find out about new and unusual plants that thrive in the light-deprived light conditions to choose the right plants for your space. Discover cultivation techniques for these shade-loving species, including fertilization, water management, and pest control. Your household flora will never be the same again!
Saturday Oct 22nd, 12:45pm - 2:45pm Eastern Time
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