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Discover the basics of sensible organic gardening. Find out how to build good soil, what you need to know about amendments and fertilizers, and tricks and tips for beautiful gardens, even in containers and tiny spaces. Learn about water-saving irrigation, how to start seeds and nurse them into healthy seedlings, and how to pick the best transplants at the nursery. Also, find out how, when, and how much to prune, and how to choose and care for your garden tools to make them last.
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Native Plants 101: Gardening with Native Ephemerals & Understory Plants Find out what native Puget Sound plants are first to grow and flower in the spring and how to incorporate them into your garden! This class will cover some of the native blooming flowers and plants that you can grow in your shady garden spot that will brighten up your...
Monday Apr 12th, 6:30pm - 8pm Pacific Time
Backyard Food Forest: Design a Sustainable Edible Garden (Online) Turn your home landscape into a sustainable, edible landscape that returns year after year--without replanting! This interactive online workshop will teach you to use the design principles of permaculture to create an edible garden using perennial plants, shrubs, and small trees. Whether...
Tuesday Apr 13th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Central Time(3 sessions)
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Farms and edible gardens are popping up on rooftops across the country. But rooftop spaces have their own unique challenges for soil maintenance, watering, crop management, installation, and more. Annie Novak, co-founder of Eagle Street Farm (pictured here),...
Wednesday Apr 14th, 6:15pm - 8:15pm Eastern Time(3 sessions)
Container gardening requires some specialized knowledge to achieve quality results. Learn the basics for planting and maintaining a healthy outdoor container garden: materials and styles of containers, customized potting mixes, fertilization, and watering requirements. Learn which plants thrive in containers and you'll be ready to go!
Saturday May 1st, 9:30am - 11:30am Eastern Time
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Gardens tucked into roofs and balconies beautify our urban mosaic and connect us to nature. But every urban terrace gardener knows the challenge of dealing with conditions such as harsh sun, perpetual shade, relentless wind, and managing plants confined to containers....
Saturday Jun 5th, 9:30am - 11:30am Eastern Time(3 sessions)
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Explore the basic principles underlying successful, environmentally friendly gardening, including the structure and physiological processes of plants and their relationships to the settings in which they grow. Students learn not only what to do, but why. Topics...
Saturday Jun 5th, 10:30am - 12:30pm Eastern Time(6 sessions)
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Study the entire cannabis growing cycle, including best practices for critical harvest and post-harvest procedures and how artificial lighting and carbon dioxide enrichment can help maximize production. We'll discuss the pros and cons of different grow sites and...
Tuesday Jun 8th, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time(6 sessions)
Find out how to care for the trees in your home landscape. Just like shrubs and perennials, trees need attention and care throughout the year. This no-nonsense class covers the essential knowledge every homeowner should have about their trees: Get best practices for watering, feeding, mulching, and pruning. Learn how to avoid problems with pests,...
Thursday Apr 22nd, 7pm - 8:30pm Central Time
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Make a great first impression by creating a welcoming entry garden for your home. Learn how to design a stylish front garden. Review examples that work for different architectural styles, and develop plant lists that fit the specific needs of every type of front...
Sunday Apr 25th, 10am - 12pm Eastern Time
When it comes to hellstrips and streetscapes, putting “the right plant in the right place” has never been more important. Road salt, soil erosion, leaching from cement walkways, reflected heat, and frequent neglect all require plants that can stand up to the abuse. Learn the realities of rough-and-ready native gardening and the ecologically valuable...
Wednesday Apr 28th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Knowing a little mycology (the study of fungi) can make you a better mushroom cook. This illustrated talk teaches basic mycology through the lens of your kitchen. It explores the intersection of mycology and the selection, storage, preparation, and nutritional...
Thursday Apr 29th, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time
Set your garden up for success with plants and design techniques that can withstand changing conditions. The Midwest is experiencing more weather extremes, with an increase in intense storms, severe cold snaps, hotter summers, and prolonged periods of rain followed by long stretches with no rain at all. These conditions are tough on plants and wildlife....
Friday Apr 30th, 9am - 10:30am Central Time(4 sessions)
No land? No problem! Containers can bring added color, form, and texture to any space—deck, rooftop, terrace, front porch, or window sill. Combining plants and planters provides visual impact, creates a small garden, and adds pleasure to your living area. Sun or shade, ornamental or edible, find out what kind of container garden is right for you....
Saturday May 1st, 9:30am - 11:30am Eastern Time(3 sessions)
Grow healthy, abundant tomatoes this summer. Nothing compares to the flavor and freshness of a homegrown tomato. In this online class, Arboretum horticulturist Kat Haberman will cover everything you need to know to have a successful tomato crop this summer. Learn what tomato plants need to thrive. Get tips on selecting varieties and choosing healthy...
Saturday May 8th, 9am - 10:30am Central Time
Roses dazzle, delight, and romance us in many ways. Explore the world of roses as we dive into the commonly available varieties and touch on heirlooms, species, and exciting new selections. Learn which rose to match with your space and expectations.
Monday May 10th, 6pm - 9pm Central Time
Quality tools are helpful and essential in the garden. Discover a wide range of the most popular and durable tools, as well as some new selections on the market. Explore the realm of adaptive and ergonomic tools, which minimize stress and strain on the body, particularly as we age. Proper tool care will also be discussed. This class will be taught...
Thursday May 13th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time
Turn your small space into a productive, edible garden. This online class is perfect for condo, townhouse, or apartment dwellers. Think you don’t have enough room to grow your own food? Far from it! Learn what to plant and how to care for your patio garden, and you can enjoy homegrown fruits and vegetables this summer. Note: This program will...
Saturday May 15th, 9am - 10:30am Central Time
Containers are wonderful in any setting - whether alone on a window sill or terrace, or incorporated into a yard or formal garden. Learn a comprehensive approach to designing with containers, including how, when, where, and why you should use a particular pot in one spot over another. Gain tips and tricks for great plant combinations in containers...
Saturday May 15th, 9:30am - 11:30am Eastern Time
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Orchids are one of the most common houseplants in America. While this exotic flower is widely available, many do not know how to properly care for it. In this class, you'll explore how orchids grow in nature and learn the basic care instructions to keep them healthy...
Tuesday May 18th, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time
This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics. Woody plants are the foundation of every garden plan. Learn how to use evergreens such as Rhododendron and Holly, and deciduous stalwarts such as Hydrangea, Lilac, and Viburnum, in formal...
Thursday May 20th, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time(2 sessions)
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