January

Flowers play a crucial role in creating a memorable wedding. Learn the elements of successful floral wedding design, including the art of fine wiring and taping to create corsages and boutonnieres with fresh flowers, ribbons, and bows. Advance to the more...
233FDN304B 01/31 Tu 10:30am-3:00pm Mele
MDTN

February

Learn the keys to successful floral design and master the mechanics needed to create round, triangular, parallel, and crescent arrangements. Experiment with shape, line, and symmetry while composing beautiful, balanced creations.
233FDN300CO 02/01 We 10:00am-4:00pm Woodson
ONLINE

Explore theories, traditions, and principles that have shaped the design of landscapes from antiquity to the present, through visual presentations, assigned readings, projects, and classroom discussion.
233LAN301CO 02/01 We 10:00am-1:00pm Merritt
ONLINE

Through discussion, fieldwork, and homework, students will identify landforms and watersheds, calculate slopes, and manipulate contours to create garden rooms, and control water flow. Learn how to communicate design ideas to contractors and evaluate the opportunities and constraints of a more...
233LAN428 02/01 We 10:00am-1:00pm Eckerson
BLENDED

Discover how therapeutic horticulture can greatly enrich and support the formative years-from early childhood through adolescence. Learn about the causes and characteristics of various types of developmental disabilities and youth at risk. Explore ways to incorporate therapeutic horticulture and the more...
233THP402BBL 02/01 We 6:00pm-8:15pm D'Amico
BLENDED

Learn to identify, classify, and use the best regional native and non-native conifers for naturalistic and formal landscape designs.
233HRT333 02/02 Th 10:00am-12:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

Whether or not you decide to pursue botanical art as a business, knowing standard practices will be useful. Over the course of this class, you'll learn the basics of dealing with galleries and artists' reps, including; pricing, contracts and sales more...
233BIL392O 02/03 Fr 10:30am-1:00pm Woodin
ONLINE

Forethought and an understanding of basic composition principles are the foundation of any balanced work of art. Through group critiques, discussions and a variety of exercises, we'll experiment with a wide range of principles, including focal point, the rule of more...
233BIL421BO 02/04 Sa 10:00am-3:00pm Rogers-Knox
ONLINE

This is the class for plant-lovers eager to up their game! Learn the terminology and basic botanical nomenclature that will help you recognize and describe key differences in common plants.
233BOT308DO 02/04 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Holmes
ONLINE

Early winter is when citrus is at its juiciest. Learn how to preserve these fruits and savor their tangy flavor throughout the year. Cornell-trained master food preserver Stephen Nocera will demonstrate the proper balance of sweet and tart while you more...
233CKG249 02/04 Sa 11:00am-3:00pm Nocera
NYBG

Spend an inspiring day honing your floral design and social media marketing skills! In the morning, craft a bold and ornamental design in the Baroque style with a modern twist. Then, style still-life vignettes using your arrangement and a variety more...
233FDN350B 02/04 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Mele
Jamison
MDTN

Put all your garden ideas into practice with this practical overview of the best layout plans and circulation patterns. Learn how to analyze space and proportions to create a coherent landscape design that complements both home and garden.
233GAR222B 02/04 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Rosiello
NYBG

Explore how to create a healthy garden while supporting biodiversity and conserving resources. We'll discuss ways to minimize water usage, effectively handle stormwater, create a healthy soil food web, and use non-toxic alternatives to maintain optimal plant health.
233HRT395 02/04 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Conaway
NYBG

The focus of this course is on color theory and application. Colored pencil line and tone can be applied to look like either drawing or painting, making it a versatile medium for creating botanical artwork. Learn a variety of techniques, more...
233BIL415BO 02/06 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Reiner
ONLINE

As a developing artist, you need personalized, supportive evaluation to improve your techniques. This is your chance to bring your finished art and work-in-progress for respectful, careful feedback via group discussion and teacher-led demos. We'll pay special attention to your more...
233BIL208O 02/07 Tu 10:00am-3:30pm Jess
ONLINE

Discover the power, the allure, and the science of psychedelic mushrooms, in particular the genus Psilocybe. Food journalist and former president of the New York Mycological Society, Eugenia Bone, author of Mycophilia, will discuss the biology of these potent fungi, more...
233BOT302BO 02/07 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Bone
ONLINE

Discover how to reproduce the plants you love! Learn the best ways to create cuttings and make divisions for propagating different species. We'll discuss what rooting material to use and how to care for your new plants as they grow. more...
233GAR288O 02/07 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Gershberg
ONLINE

Growing plants without soil using hydroponics promotes rapid growth and requires less water and space than conventional gardens. Learn what systems work best, which plants to choose, and how to ensure they get propernutrition. While our focus is on home-scale more...
233HRT141O 02/07 Tu 6:15pm-8:15pm Kutz
Lodvikov
ONLINE

This user-friendly intro course surveys the major plant groups-flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes-focusing on their form and structure. Become botanically literate and gain practical experience in dissecting and analyzing plant structures.
233HRT300F 02/07 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm O'Brien
NYBG

Proponents tout marijuana as a safe, effective treatment for symptoms of cancer, HIV, MS, Parkinson's, and more-while opponents see many physical and social risks. Gain an overview of the endocannabinoid system, its effects on the brain, and the future more...
233WEL128O 02/07 Tu 6:30pm-8:00pm Dahmer, M.D.
ONLINE

Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from your local grocery store or farmers market, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements. $45 materials fee. more...
233FDN210C 02/08 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Mele
MDTN

To cope with heavier rains and more powerful storm surges, it is critical for horticulturists and landscape designers to understand the natural water cycle. Sarah Bray, Landscape Architect for NYS's Department of Environmental Protection, covers the basics of the hydrologic more...
233LAN290BL 02/08 We 6:00pm-7:30pm Bray
BLENDED

Coyotes, bears, and deer are becoming an integral part of urban life due to the extirpation of their predators and conversion of natural habitats. We will look closely at these species and discover how they have adapted to co-exist with more...
233NAT326O 02/08 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Herrera
ONLINE

This intro class teaches you basic botanical illustration techniques to help you make realistic drawings of branches, stems, leaves, and flowers using graphite and colored pencil.
233BIL145CO 02/09 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Lyness
ONLINE

"As a community, we have the power to choose the food on our table."

Valerie Segrest is dedicated to making sure tribal communities throughout North America can access traditional foods. In this inspiring talk, she discusses the many food sovereignty more...
233BOT809O 02/09 Th 6:00pm-7:00pm Segrest
ONLINE

Learn how different tools can be used to anchor flowers and achieve unique shapes, without the use of floral foam. Each day, you'll focus on a specific sustainable tool-floral pin frogs, aluminum wire, and branches-to create beautiful, contemporary arrangements that more...
233FDN452BO 02/09 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
ONLINE

Stacked image photography allows you to create images of extraordinary depth, sharpness, and detail. In this hands-on workshop using your own digital camera (manual focus required), you'll take a series of photos of the same subject, focusing each shot on more...
233GWP213O 02/09 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Falk
ONLINE

Create visually compelling print and digital portfolios to present to potential clients. Learn how to develop professional documentation for a variety of audiences through in-class design charrettes and individualized projects.
233LAN555O 02/10 Fr 11:00am-1:10pm Phaosawasdi
ONLINE

Bring the lush color and tone of an eggplant to life on paper using specific watercolor techniques. This workshop will impart the instructor's method of using dry brush watercolor to replicate the colors, form, and texture of this subject. Please more...
233BIL282O 02/11 Sa 11:00am-4:30pm Di Costanzo
ONLINE

Are you looking to up your houseplant game? We can help! We'll walk you through many different species with stunning foliage or flowers—including bromeliads and palms—that will bring a hint of the sun-drenched tropics to your home. We'll discuss the more...
233GAR289B 02/11 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Brown
MDTN

Survey photographs from dozens of eye-catching gardens to discover how to combine different plant species using the basic criteria of form, color, texture, and height. We will discuss how seasonality, a garden's location, and a plant's native habitat should all more...
233LAN234 02/11 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Johnsen
NYBG

Bring cheer into your home and exercise your botanical creativity, with live, real-time guidance. Watch your fellow students' efforts online and get personal critiques from your instructor as you build your elegant arrangement with fresh flowers from your own garden, more...
233FDN243EO 02/13 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
ONLINE

Take a deep dive into herbal medicine in this engaging, interactive series. Through live demonstrations and hands-on activities, Herbalist Karine Gordineer will show you how to properly infuse, blend, and decoct as you create your own herbal apothecary that will more...
233WEL161O 02/15 We 6:00pm-8:45pm Gordineer
ONLINE

If you're looking to transition from drawing to watercolor painting or fine tune your watercolor techniques, this class is for you. You will practice basic techniques such as flat washes, glazing, graded washes, and dry brush for fine details. Dilutions more...
233BIL407O 02/16 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Vogel
ONLINE

From "mushroom leather" fashion to best-selling books on how mycelial networks create webs of interconnectivity between species, fungi continue to capture the contemporary imagination. Join us to view stunning artwork created by botanical artists Christiane Fashek, Lucy Martin, and Margaret more...
233BIL807O 02/16 Th 6:00pm-7:00pm Fashek
Martin
Saylor
ONLINE

Among Earth's most amazing and oldest living organisms, lichens grow on bark, rock, and barren soil. They thrive in rain forests, deserts, the arctic-even environments simulating Mars! Lichens are sensitive environmental indicators, yet scientists are only just beginning to understand more...
233BOT313B 02/16 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Lendemer, Ph.D.
NYBG

Design, plant, and harvest a cutting garden that's productive throughout the seasons. You'll get hands-on practice starting seeds to ensure you always have something fresh to cut. We'll cover traditional and unexpected annual and perennial cut flower species and varieties more...
233HRT142DO 02/16 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Breyer
ONLINE

Gain skills in developing program proposals, writing protocols, establishing evaluation methods and record-keeping policies, and managing staff and volunteers for therapeutic horticulture programs. We will discuss how to develop budgets, fund raise, and follow best legal practices for those considering more...
233THP409O 02/16 Th 6:00pm-8:30pm Czarnecki
ONLINE

Learn the basic watercolor techniques used by botanical artists while painting colorful irises from the photograph provided. Flat wash, layering and other techniques will be covered. This online course will offer live demonstrations, videos, and individual feedback. You will need more...
233BIL237O 02/18 Sa 11:00am-4:30pm Vogel
ONLINE

Accurate observation translates into sensitive, realistic drawings and is an essential skill for botanical artists. Using basic shapes, fruit, and leaves, learn contour drawing with an emphasis on proportion, and explore techniques such as foreshortening, perspective, and line weight.
233BIL301EO 02/21 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Vogel
ONLINE

Get a solid grounding in the basic plant body-from the cell to the roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruit. We'll use dissecting and compound light microscopes to observe plant anatomy, then introduce the base-level chemistry required to understand the world more...
233BOT315CO 02/21 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Kutos
ONLINE

Go beyond the garnish to explore the world of oleo-saccharums, infusions, simple syrups, and tinctures using plants and ingredients accessible to the urban gardener. You'll learn history and receive growing advice, as well as recipes. Jim will demonstrate how to more...
233CKG243B 02/21 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Freeman
MDTN

The ability to command a broad vocabulary of styles defines the professional floral designer. From Neo-Classical and Victorian to English garden and Flemish, understanding floral styles expands your design options, evokes specific moods, and helps create the perfect setting. $245 more...
233FDN302D 02/21 Tu 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley
NYBG

This ancient Japanese art form seeks to create a living sculpture that transcends the beauty of nature. More than merely arranging flowers, ikebana often emphasizes other areas of the plant, such as its stems and leaves, focusing on shape, line, more...
233FDN325 02/21 Tu 11:00am-2:00pm Miura
MDTN

This class introduces basic garden design principles using the interplay of structural features, plant characteristics, and site assessment. Learn to creatively combine trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and bulbs based on color, shape, texture, and size.
233GAR342BO 02/21 Tu 6:00pm-8:30pm Beyers
ONLINE

Examine pre-planting procedures, from soil preparation to crop rotation planning. Study the timing and techniques of planting, pest management, and harvest and post-harvest handling. Survey heirloom varieties, new cultivars, and classic selections.
233GAR431BO 02/21 Tu 6:15pm-8:15pm Storrs
ONLINE

Through classwork and hands-on practice, develop pruning tools and techniques to help shrubs, conifers, broadleaves, evergreens, and deciduous plants thrive. Explore how woody plant structure and physiology influence pruning. Learn how to create and maintain hedges and explore authentic pollarding more...
233HRT321D 02/21 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Logan
NYBG

Chanticleer Garden, a gracefully designed series of thoughtfully planted rooms, is also known for the whimsical artwork crafted by its staff in the off-season. Their original metal sculptures, ceramic containers, wooden furniture, carved stone elements, and creative plant supports are more...
233LAN265E 02/21 Tu 1:00pm-2:00pm Benarcik
NYBG

Learn the various tools and applications of this software package for landscape designers. Topics include: developing base plans from surveys, techniques for quick estimates, and utilizing the online plant database. Basic computer skills and PC laptop required.
233LAN427B 02/21 Tu 5:00pm-8:00pm Poccia
NYBG

Explore how therapeutic horticulture can improve the health, function, and quality of life for older adults in various settings, from independent to assisted living, day programs, skilled nursing, and memory care facilities. You willalso gain an understanding of the physical, more...
233THP401BO 02/21 Tu 6:30pm-8:30pm Brechner
ONLINE

Discover the magic of the Costa Rican rain forest and how its diverse world of plants, insects, vertebrates, and fungi are vital to its survival, which in turn affects the weather patterns of the entire world. We'll cover the intricacies more...
233BOT358 02/22 We 10:00am-12:00pm Brown
NYBG

Learn the basics, review examples that work for different architectural styles and site conditions, and develop a go-to plant list for your home landscape. In the second session, you will develop and draw a basic design plan for your garden more...
233GAR367BO 02/23 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm McKillop
ONLINE

Susana Rojas Saviñón and Hortense Blanchard share what makes their Mexico City practice unique, including their use of aromatic, edible, medicinal, and native Mexican plants, some of which they propagate from wild seeds they collect. The pair will discuss their more...
233GAR801CO 02/23 Th 11:00am-12:00pm Rojas Savinon
Blanchard
ONLINE

Urbanization is changing biodiversity, interspecies relationships, and even animal behavior, in the tri-state area and beyond. Liz Johnson, former manager of AMNH's Metropolitan Biodiversity Program, will introduce you to the particular habitats found here, as well as plants and animals more...
233NAT338BO 02/23 Th 10:00am-12:00pm Johnson
ONLINE

Environmental toxicity stresses our immune systems and makes us more prone to allergies. Consider what changes you can make to your home to make it a safer place for you and your loved ones-from simple but essential product swaps to more...
233WEL214O 02/23 Th 6:30pm-8:00pm Paswater
ONLINE

Pest identification is key to maintaining a healthy, beautiful garden. Learn to identify which insects are pests and which are beneficial to your home garden. Learn the most common orders of insects and the damage they can cause, as well more...
233GAR320O 02/24 Fr 6:00pm-8:00pm Kokinchak
ONLINE

Become familiar with the cultural requirements, identifying features, and uses of native and non-native broadleaved evergreens, and incorporate them into both naturalistic and formal landscape settings. Major plant groups studied include Ilex, Rhododendron, Buxus, and evergreen groundcovers.
233HRT332B 02/24 Fr 10:30am-12:45pm Simeone
NYBG

Graphics are essential in developing and communicating your ideas. Practice various graphic techniques on a range of materials and equipment and learn how to organize and render landscape plans on paper for optimal presentation to clients. Homework required
233LAN311CO 02/24 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Poccia
NYBG

We will focus on using Instagram to showcase and promote your work. You'll define your goals for using social media as a marketing tool, and create a strategy to achieve those goals, as well as discover tips for attracting and more...
233BIL394BO 02/25 Sa 10:00am-12:30pm Jamison
ONLINE

Learn to distinguish Manhattan's five most common genera and pinpoint particular species in this fun intro to tree identification.
233BOT223BO 02/25 Sa 2:00pm-4:00pm Kaechele
ONLINE

Discover how to design your own terrarium or vivarium with Christopher Satch, plant scientist and award-winning exhibitor at the Philadelphia Flower Show. Through lecture and demonstration, he'll discuss how to set up a simple, easy care terrarium, how to create more...
233CRF275O 02/25 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Satch
ONLINE

Sympathy arrangements, properly composed, pay tribute to a departed loved one and offer solace to the grieving. There are details to be discussed with a bereaved family, special etiquette to be observed, and a wide choice of designs that make more...
233FDN382 02/25 Sa 10:00am-4:30pm Norman
NYBG

Spring is just around the corner, and with a little advance preparation you will be ready to start the growing season right. Gain insights into getting the soil prepped and ready to go, best pruning practices, and waking up the more...
233GAR225A 02/25 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Cappello-Ruggiero
Himmelman
Ruggiero
NYBG

Spring cleaning in the garden can be fun. Get shrub and herbaceous borders spruced up and looking good! Review a checklist of tasks to be performed during spring maintenance, ranging from raking off winter mulch to looking for signs of more...
233GAR225B 02/25 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Cappello-Ruggiero
NYBG

Rich, nutritious soil makes for large, healthy plants and reduces the need for regular fertilization. Learn the difference between soil structure and texture; how these differences affect plant growth; and how you can modify your soil to improve its qualities. more...
233GAR225C 02/25 Sa 12:45pm-2:45pm Himmelman
NYBG

Late winter is a great time to get your woody plants in shape by thinning out overgrowth to create open, healthy, beautiful trees and shrubs. Learn how and when to prune, proper tools for the job, why pruning is necessary, more...
233GAR225D 02/25 Sa 3:00pm-5:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

Gain an introduction to the terminology, concepts, and basic principles of landscape design through lectures and simple two-dimensional exercises. This course is recommended for students with little or no background in design who want to design for their own home more...
233LAN100D 02/25 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Brown
MDTN

Nourishing broths are one of the foundational foods of any nutritional healing regime. Learn the basics of making vegan and bone-based broths, and how to enhance them with medicinal herbs. We'll discuss medicinal mushrooms, seaweeds, mineral-rich herbs and other tasty more...
233CKG237 02/26 Su 1:00pm-3:00pm Petter
NYBG

Put all your garden ideas into practice with this practical overview of the best layout plans and circulation patterns. Learn how to analyze space and proportions to create a coherent landscape design that complements both home and garden.
233GAR222CO 02/26 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
ONLINE

Whether in a shady corner or a sunny border, selecting the right plant combinations makes the difference between a ho-hum garden and one that gets rave reviews. Concentrating on perennials, learn to use color, texture, height, and bloom when combining more...
233GAR173CO 02/27 Mo 10:30am-12:30pm Forster
ONLINE

Learn principles and techniques of plant propagation by seed and cuttings. Explore basic sexual and asexual propagation, focusing on fruit development, seedling production, root initiation, stem and leaf cuttings, and layering.
233HRT411A 02/27 Mo 5:30pm-8:30pm Weinstein
NYBG

Draw upon all of the skills you've developed in the Landscape Design program to create a residential project from start to finish, combining design with construction principles. Emphasis is on construction drawings, documents, and specifications, as well as estimating.
233LAN520 02/27 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Patchowsky
NYBG

The prevalence of trauma in the general population suggests that many of our clients would benefit from approaches to therapeutic horticulture that are trauma-sensitive. Learn to identify types of trauma and explore evidence-based trauma-informed principles and strategies to enhance positive more...
233THP318BL 02/27 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Basile, Ph.D.
BLENDED

Scientists have engineered so many new products from mycelium that Scientific American heralds the dawn of the "Mycelium Revolution" and Harper's Bazaar dubs fungi "The Future of Fashion." Explore how scientists have harnessed mycelium's ability to create complex structures that more...
233BOT349O 02/28 Tu 6:00pm-7:30pm Michelotti
ONLINE

Learn how native plants enhance gardens and augment biodiversity. Study native herbaceous and woody plants: their identification, habitat, and culture. Hear about the significance of woodland soils, and how to promote a healthy environment to support spring ephemerals, summer perennials, more...
233GAR315BO 02/28 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Eierman, EcoBeneficial
ONLINE

Discover the fascinating traits that most frogs, toads, and salamanders share-such as having thin, smooth skins through which they can breathe-as well as what makes them unique. You'll pick up tips to identify local species by sight and/or sound and more...
233NAT347O 02/28 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Johnson
ONLINE
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