Horticulture Education Building at Monument Mountain High School in Great Barrington
This course meets for 4 weeks on Thursdays, January 23 - February 13, 4:00 – 7:00 pm
This course will focus on the fine points of controlling the greenhouse environment. Whether maintaining a conservatory collection of ornamental plants or producing greenhouse crops, participants will learn how to grow, care for and maintain plants in a greenhouse setting. The relationship between temperature, water, light, fertilization, plant health and diseases will be covered, with a strong emphasis on IPM (integrated pest management). This program is appropriate for homeowners with conservatories, glassed-in porches and greenhouses.
Bill Florek has been a landscape designer for over 35 years and currently teaches horticulture at Monument Mountain Regional High School. He also concentrates his time on greenhouse management, growing plants for school programs and the highly successful plant sales held at the school. He has a degree from the University of Massachusetts in Landscape Design and an M.A.T. in Biology from Elms College.