Sustainability Intensive Workshop


Creating and maintaining healthy, beautiful landscapes that minimize fertilizer, water, pesticides and time is the aim of every forward-thinking contemporary gardener or designer. 

Developed by NYBG's Horticulture Department and School of Professional Horticulture, this in-depth and interactive workshop provides a comprehensive, real-world overview of current best horticultural practices for our region.

Ten, half-day workshops over five days, taught by expert practitioners combine field lectures, classroom case studies, and Garden site tours for a firm foundation in ecological design and sustainable practices. 

Monday 
Role of Sustainable Landscapes 
Jessica Arcate Schuller 

Understanding and Managing Change in Sustainable Landscapes and Restored Ecosystems
Todd Forrest, Michael Hagen 

Tuesday 
Soil Principles and Practices 
Rebecca McMackin, Chris Roddick 

Soil Practices: Protecting Soil during Construction and Planting 
Kurt Morrell 

Wednesday  
Habitat, Ecosystem and Hydrology Improvements in an Ultra-Urban Environment
John McLaughlin  

Irrigation Practices: Storm Water Management and Treatment for the Landscape
Art Elmers 

Thursday 
Sustainable Plant Health Care Practices 
Kent Pierce  

NYBG Site Visit to Main Lawns, Azalea Garden, Rose Garden, Lilac Collection 
Don Gabel, Kurt Morrell 

Friday 
Plant Selections
Adam Dooling, Brian Sullivan 

Plant Practices: Tour of Native Plant Garden 
Adam Choper, Michael Hagan

Available CEUs: DEC, ASLA (30), APLD (30), SER, 
ISA-CA (25), ISA-MA (12.5), ISA-BCMS (12.5 each for both Science and Practical)

Support generously provided by David G. Tisch

Available Sessions