Plant Communities - BLENDED


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.
Plants surround us in a profusion of forms. But in naturally occurring landscapes, these combinations are far from random, and are often dictated by complex factors, which limit or encourage the growth of particular plants. In this workshop you will gain insight into how, where, and why these "plant communities" form. The concepts will fundamentally change the way you view natural landscapes and give you a new toolbox for designing plantings inspired by plant communities.


Required Texts (PDF links included)

Edinger, G.J., T.G. Howard, and M.D. Schlesinger. 2016. Classification of Natural Areas Conservancy's Ecological Assessment Plots. NYNHP. 281pp

Natural Areas Conservancy,Forest Identification and Restoration Tool (FIRST).

NYC Parks. 2019. Native Species Planting Guide for New York City, 2nd Edition.

New York Natural Heritage Program. 2014. Ecological Communities of New York State. 2nd Edition.

Please note that some blended classes meet on week day evenings AND weekend mornings. The "times" listed below are for the first class only. Click on "full schedule" to see the times of each individual meeting before registering.



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Available Sessions