October

These innovative and much-honored landscape architects discuss their signature projects, unique working methods, and design philosophies-while sharing transformative stories of people and places. For these designers, a respect for history informs and inspires the creative process.
232LAN801AO 10/03 Mo 6:30pm-7:30pm Kennedy
Bargmann
Wyllie
Lord
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From her office in New York's Brooklyn Naval Yard, Elizabeth Kennedy leads EKLA PLLC, a collaborative, interdisciplinary social justice practice noted for excellence in innovative landscape preservation, development, and management. For Kennedy, design inspiration can come from anywhere-even the quality more...
232LAN801BO 10/03 Mo 6:30pm-7:30pm Kennedy
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Explore the basics of successful, environmentally friendly gardening. Topics include soils and their improvement, seed sowing, vegetative propagation, planting, pruning, watering, weeding, mulching, and disease and pest control. This course is also required for the Horticultural Therapy Certificate.
232GAR301AO 10/04 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Beyers
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Soil is a dynamic, living organism and the very foundation of sustainable horticulture and agriculture.This course focuses on the texture, structure, density, and color of different soils and the dynamic relationship that exists among soil, water, and plants. Through lectures more...
232HRT301AO 10/05 We 6:30pm-8:30pm Bulpitt
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Turning a vision into a plan is the designer's first challenge. Analyze landscapes, formulate the requirements of a design project and then translate them into schematic design solutions. Take part in class discussions and critiques, and present projects.
232LAN401O 10/06 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Arrington
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In the spring of 2020, NYBG's Bronx Green-Up joined with Bronx-based gardens and urban farms to address food insecurity by growing and distributing fresh fruits and vegetables to local people in need. Since then, this network has grown into a more...
232GAR816O 10/07 Fr 12:00pm-1:00pm Casciani
Ginyard
Williams
Chanse
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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.
232BIL301AO 10/11 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Grossman
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Discover how trees communicate via chemical signals in the air (to warn of insect attacks) and transfer nutrients to one another through complex underground fungal networks (sometimes to assist sick trees).
232BOT385AO 10/11 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Kutos
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Practice using your iPhone's built-in features to create high-quality memories of the Garden. You'll gain comfort with how to zoom, achieve proper exposure, shoot panoramic and portrait modes, edit for color and contrast, crop, and trigger snapshots via Bluetooth.
232GWP219O 10/11 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Falk
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Explore the theoretical foundations and evidence-based research that supports using the people-plant relationship as a therapeutic tool to improve health and well-being. Engage in hands-on activities to discover the beneficial cognitive, physical, psychological, and social-emotional impacts associated with working with more...
232THP301AO 10/11 Tu 6:00pm-8:30pm Wagenfeld
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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.
231FDN300FO 10/12 We 10:00am-4:00pm Woodson
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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.
232LAN301AO 10/12 We 10:00am-1:00pm Capps Sarathy
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Build and expand upon your graphic presentation skills to create professional presentations to clients.Trimble SketchUp, a 3D sketching software program,is the focus of this advanced graphics class. Laptop computers (PC or Mac) with SketchUp are required.
232LAN417O 10/12 We 6:15pm-9:15pm Matz
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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.
232GAR431AO 10/13 Th 6:15pm-8:15pm Nocera
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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.
232BOT308AO 10/14 Fr 10:00am-12:00pm Holmes
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Bring the texture and subtle colors of spruce cones to life against its sharply pointed needles. This workshop will impart the instructor's method of using dry brush watercolor to replicate the colors, form, and texture of spruce cones. Please note more...
231BIL284O 10/15 Sa 11:00am-4:30pm Di Costanzo
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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
232LAN311AO 10/15 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Miller
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Learn the basic watercolor techniques used by botanical artists while painting the earthy tones of fungi. A photograph will be provided for reference. Flat wash, layering, and dry brush techniques will be covered. This online course will offer live demonstrations, more...
232BIL187O 10/16 Su 11:00am-4:30pm Vogel
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Small steps can have big effects. Learn how the plants you choose and the landscape practices you use can help reduce the impacts of climate change and improve the environment around you.
232GAR379O 10/16 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Eierman, EcoBeneficial
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Take your naturalist game to the next level by learning how to sketch. Drawing asks that you slow down and closely observe what you see, allowing you to identify unfamiliar species and investigate ecological connections. Focusing on trees, you'll learn more...
232NAT400O 10/16 Su 11:00am-12:30pm Leighton
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Pen and ink, among the most versatile and useful media, can be used to create high quality, easily reproducible drawings. Learn how to produce different strokes and how to create tone by using stipple, line, and crosshatch techniques.
232BIL400AO 10/17 Mo 11:00am-2:00pm Morley
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Learn to create intimate and detailed portraits of flowers using various lenses, proper depth of field, filters, and the best framing techniques. Equipment, including zoom telephotos, close-up diopter filters, extension tubes, teleconverters, dedicated macro lenses, and wide angle close-ups will more...
232GWP928O 10/17 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Falk
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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.
232HRT300BO 10/17 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Bucuvalas
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Known for her innovative approaches to design and regeneration of toxic industrial sites and degraded urban landscapes, Julie Bargmann turns "ugly duckling" sites into swans. Her process begins with site forensics-finding the stories of place and then surmounting innumerable obstacles more...
232LAN801CO 10/17 Mo 6:30pm-7:30pm Bargmann
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This comprehensive class covers the basic techniques of botanical watercolor. Learn how to use your brushes to make smooth, underlying washes, as well as to create fine detail. Color theory will teach you how paints interact, and how to select more...
232BIL331AO 10/19 We 11:00am-2:00pm Vogel
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Urban flora can be found in unlikely places, from city sidewalks and highway medians, to lawns and other man-made environments. Most of these plants are introduced and many are considered weeds. Explore their origins, life cycles, and benefits to the more...
232NAT332O 10/19 We 10:00am-12:00pm Slowik
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There are many types of flowers available for floral designers, from exotic imports to locally grown. Learn to identify new varieties of old favorites, seasonal flowers, and various foliages. Topics include the special handling needs of many flower types. more...
232FDN308AO 10/20 Th 6:00pm-8:30pm Edinger
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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...
232HRT142AO 10/23 Su 11:00am-1:00pm Breyer
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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...
232BOT315AO 10/24 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Alim
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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...
232FDN243AO 10/24 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
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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...
231GAR320O 10/25 Tu 6:15pm-8:15pm Kokinchak
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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.
232HRT300CO 10/25 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Bakis
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What can you do this fall to ensure a healthy garden next spring? Get a head start on your best garden ever by taking care of it now! Learn techniques to improve soil quality, protect perennials and tender plants through more...
232GAR185 10/26 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Davis
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Explore the basics of successful, environmentally friendly gardening. Topics include soils and their improvement, seed sowing, vegetative propagation, planting, pruning, watering, weeding, mulching, and disease and pest control. This course is also required for the Horticultural Therapy Certificate.
232GAR301BO 10/26 We 10:00am-12:00pm Marsh
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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...
232BIL421AO 10/28 Fr 10:00am-3:00pm Rogers-Knox
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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.
232BIL145AO 10/29 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Fashek
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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...
232BIL394AO 10/29 Sa 10:00am-12:30pm Jamison
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November

This class is designed for both inexperienced students and those who wish to improve their skills. Lectures and demonstrations are enhanced by individual instruction. Work at your own pace on a variety of pieces.
232BIL140AO 11/01 Tu 6:00pm-8:50pm Vogel
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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...
232FDN452AO 11/01 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
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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...
232THP401AO 11/01 Tu 6:30pm-8:30pm Brechner
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Practice techniques learned in Botanical Watercolor I using live subjects such as leaves, stems, and fruit. Emphasis is on realistic portrayal of botanical subjects and traditional methods of dry brush watercolor painting, with attention to detail and color accuracy. more...
232BIL332AO 11/02 We 10:00am-1:00pm James
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Fermentation is one of our oldest food processing methods. Scientifically known as zymology, it refers to the conversion of carbohydrates into alcohols, carbon dioxide, yeast, or bacteria. We'll cover the basic science of how to ferment tea to make kombucha, more...
232CKG201O 11/02 We 6:30pm-8:00pm Paswater
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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.
232GAR222AO 11/02 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Beyers
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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 media, with more...
232HRT156AO 11/02 We 6:00pm-8:00pm DeBacco
Crosson
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Building on Botanical Drawing I skills, learn to tone fruit, vegetables, leaves, and branches. Focus on concepts of light source, value, and shading to create form. Learn to translate color into black and white, and create the illusion of depth more...
232BIL302AO 11/03 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Lyness
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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.
232BOT308BO 11/03 Th 5:30pm-7:30pm Holmes
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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 more...
232GAR213AO 11/04 Fr 11:00am-1:00pm Schmidt
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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...
232GAR173AO 11/05 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Forster
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Focus on the most brilliant and seasonal foliage—maple, ginkgo, sassafras, or even something unexpected.

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshops dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture the beautiful colors more...
232BIL203O 11/06 Su 11:00am-4:30pm Vogel
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Good garden design isn't easy, but for anyone with a passion for plants, a little imagination, and proper guidance, it is possible to succeed. Learn the basics of garden design, review examples that work for different architectural styles and site more...
232GAR317AO 11/06 Su 10:00am-12:40pm Beyers
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Roderick Wyllie and James A. Lord, founding partners of Surfacedesign, a San Francisco-based landscape architecture studio, challenge conventional approaches to design by asking novel questions and listening to a site and its users. By doing so, Wyllie and Lord focus more...
232LAN801DO 11/07 Mo 6:30pm-7:30pm Wyllie
Lord
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Chronic conditions that require ongoing medical attention, such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory conditions, diabetes, cancer, and bone and joint diseases, can interfere with activities of daily living. Create goal-directed therapeutic horticulture activities that can be used to improve the quality more...
232THP405AO 11/07 Mo 5:00pm-7:00pm Wagenfeld
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Apply your understanding of contours, perspective, and tone to drawing three distinct types of flowers. The object is to accurately draw a fully toned flowering plant. Explore compositional possibilities, textures, and details.
232BIL303AO 11/10 Th 11:00am-2:00pm Jess
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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.
232GAR342A 11/10 Th 10:00am-12:30pm Forster
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Discover the many herbs and spices prized for centuries to heal, to revitalize the immune system, and to treat and prevent asthma, insomnia, flu, and more.
232BOT346AO 11/12 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Candee
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Paleobotany, the study of plant evolution through fossil evidence, gives us insights into Earth's flora, past and present. Gain a historical perspective on global diversity and climate change, and the origin and development of present-day trees and flowering plants.
232BOT434AO 11/14 Mo 5:00pm-7:00pm Boyer
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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...
232FDN243BO 11/15 Tu 10:00am-12:00pm Woodson
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Bring the subtle color and texture of a fig 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...
232BIL124O 11/19 Sa 11:00am-4:30pm Di Costanzo
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Professional prop stylist Robin Zachary shares her insights on styling photos using botanicals. She'll demonstrate how to curate a variety of tabletop settings, including modern, vintage, and rustic photos using botanicals.
232FDN312AO 11/19 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Zachary
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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...
232LAN100BO 11/28 Mo 6:15pm-8:15pm Tryba
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Colors—like flowers themselves—evoke feeling and sentiment, and set the mood. Explore the role of color in floral design using a spectrum of flowers. This course gives you a solid grounding in color theory, while highlighting the latest hues and color more...
232FDN306AO 11/29 Tu 6:00pm-8:30pm Edinger
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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...
232NAT338AO 11/29 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Johnson
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Our lives on Earth are totally dependent on plants. As people start making plans for long-distance space travel, there is a critical need for technology that can bring life-sustaining plants along on the journey. Join Dr. Carl Lewis, Director of more...
232BOT825O 11/30 We 6:00pm-7:30pm Lewis, Ph. D
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