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Program Calendar

January 2021 to February 2021

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 5:30pm to Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 7:30pm
Learn about the maintenance considerations that should be integrated into the garden design process. Students’ horticultural knowledge will expand to consider sustainable maintenance concerns alongside cost-effectiveness when selecting plants. Learn...

January 2021

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 4:00pm to Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 4:45pm
Led by Maria Zordan, co-owner and operator of MX Morningstar Farm, a diversified organic vegetable farm in the Hudson Valley, this class is designed for those starting or caring for a vegetable garden. This online course will include discussion of seed...
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 6:00pm to Friday, January 15, 2021 - 6:45pm
This lecture features Jennifer Riley-Chetwynd, Director of Marketing and Social Responsibility at Denver Botanic Gardens. Like much of the West, Denver has a unique and evolving relationship to potable water. Outdoor water use accounts for more than half...
Saturday, January 16, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Learn the basics of making kombucha at home from Adam Elabd of Yesfolk. In addition to the nuts and bolts, tips and tricks for brewing kombucha, Adam will also provide a wealth of background, including the impact and importance of tea, sugar and water...
Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 6:00pm to Friday, January 22, 2021 - 6:45pm
Botanical Latin becomes less intimidating once you understand the history and rationale for botanical plant names. Join Jennifer Bakshi for a brief history of botanical terminology from the time of the Roman empire through the development of binomial...
Saturday, January 23, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Join Mark Phillips of @EarthCultures for an introduction to Aspergillus Oryzae, or Koji, the fungus responsible for miso, soy sauce, sake and other traditional Japanese fermented foods and beverages. Using Miso, Tempeh, Natto, and Other Tasty Ferments (...
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 5:30pm to Friday, January 29, 2021 - 6:45pm
Explore the healing properties of wild and cultivated medicinal mushrooms that grow in the Northeast with herbalist Hannah Jacobson-Hardy, owner of Sweet Birch Herbals. Hannah will explain how to identify mushrooms in the wild and ways to preserve them....

February 2021

Monday, February 1, 2021 - 2:00pm to Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 3:45pm
Learn how to recreate the stunning tulips painted by Dutch artist Jacob Merrell 1614-1681. Working with colored pencils, you will be guided by botanical artist Carol Ann Morley, step-by-step from sketch to finished tulips. This four-part class will...
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 5:30pm to Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 6:30pm
Each landscape invites its own unique collection of plants and animals. In this three-part online class with Zach Adams, learn about three native New England landscapes and the birds that call them home. Bird identification, habitat and conservation will...
Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 3:30pm to Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 5:30pm
Explore some of the traditional garden styles of China and Japan in this two-part class February 4 and 11 with garden historian Marta McDowell. We will study the stylistic elements and horticultural practices of the traditional Chinese scholar garden and...

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