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Plant Healthcare

Nov. 29, 2022 10:30 p.m. to Dec. 21, 2022 1:30 a.m.

Berkshire Botanical Garden Education Center

Tuesdays, Nov. 29 through Dec. 20, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Led by Ken Gooch, this program focuses on factors that affect plant health care, including insects, diseases, pathogens, and abiotic influences. Basic diagnostic techniques will be taught. Learn to minimize potential problems through proper site preparation, plant selection and placement. Managing problems using biological, chemical and cultural techniques will be discussed with a focus on integrated pest management.

Ken Gooch is the former forest health program director for the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. Additionally, he is a Massachusetts-certified arborist and teaches arboriculture at the Garden.

Please note that financial aid is available for all BBG classes. Use this link and please read the instructions carefully. Or contact Director of Education Bridgette Stone at

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