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Level II Certificate In Horticulture

Level II Certificate in Horticulture

The Level II Certificate in Horticulture is available in three areas of study: Advanced Horticulture (AH), Landscape Design (LD), Sustainable Land Stewardship (SLS), Native Plant Landscapes (NPL). Level II Certificate in Horticulture further advances the gardener’s knowledge of horticulture in areas of specialty gardening, including growing fruits and vegetables, permaculture, propagation, pruning, perennial gardening and other elective topics. Level II classes are intended for students with a Level I Certificate but may be attended by all students. Note that Level II instructors assume that a student has a basic knowledge of gardening. Level II Certificate in Horticulture requires completion of 72 classroom hours of elective courses in the area of horticulture. Those wishing to join the program who have not completed Level I must submit a resume or CV for consideration by the BBG Education Committee before admittance.

Fall 2022 Elective Courses

Click on the links below to register. Questions? Call Director of Education at 413 354 8410 

Planting and Stewarding Native Meadows: An Intensive One-Day Workshop with Larry Weaner | Sept. 17, 2022 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | LD, SLS, NPL

Overwintering Your Plants | Sept. 17, 2022 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | LD, AH

Biochar 101 | Sept. 22, 2022 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. |  SLS, NPL, AH

The Art of Planting Bulbs | Sept. 24, 2022 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. | LD, SLS, AH

Identifying Invasive Plants in the Landscape | Sept. 24, 2022 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. | LD, SLS, NPL, AH

FallScaping | Sept. 24, 2022 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. | LD, SLS, NPL, AH

Fall Pruning | Oct. 1, 2022 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. |  SLS, NPL, AH

Plants that Pay Their Way | Oct. 1, 2022 11 a.m. to Noon | LD, SLS, NPL, AH

Seed Saving | Oct. 16, 2022 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | LD, SLS, NPL, AH

Beginners Chainsaw Skills Workshop | Oct. 22, 2022 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | LD, SLS, NPL, AH

Independent Study | LD, SLS, NPL, AH | Contact Director of Education for more details

10% discount for enrollment in 3 or more Elective Courses

Spring 2023 Elective Courses (Anticipated)

  • Landscape Design History
  • Native Plant Design
  • Rendering 
  • Advanced Chainsaw Skill
  • Native Seed Starting
  • Bark and Bud Tree ID
  • Tree Care for Gardeners
  • Integrative Pest Management
  • Landscape Design Clinic

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