February

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
233BIL145CO 02/09 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Lyness
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"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
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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...
233FDN452BO 02/09 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
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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
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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
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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
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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...
233FDN243EO 02/13 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
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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
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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
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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
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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...
233HRT142DO 02/16 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Breyer
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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
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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
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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.
233BIL301EO 02/21 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Vogel
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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...
233BOT315CO 02/21 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Kutos
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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.
233GAR342BO 02/21 Tu 6:00pm-8:30pm Beyers
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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.
233GAR431BO 02/21 Tu 6:15pm-8:15pm Storrs
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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...
233THP401BO 02/21 Tu 6:30pm-8:30pm Brechner
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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
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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
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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...
233NAT338BO 02/23 Th 10:00am-12:00pm Johnson
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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
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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...
233GAR320O 02/24 Fr 6:00pm-8:00pm Kokinchak
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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...
233BIL394BO 02/25 Sa 10:00am-12:30pm Jamison
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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
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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
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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.
233GAR222CO 02/26 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
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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...
233GAR173CO 02/27 Mo 10:30am-12:30pm Forster
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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
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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
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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
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March

Examine the enormous variety of forms and structural adaptations of flowering plants—the world's dominant plant group. Through lectures, demonstrations, and laboratory studies, learn to recognize and draw the many plant parts and growth stages of the most common plant families. more...
233BIL300O 03/01 We 10:00am-12:30pm Rauh
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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.
233GAR301EO 03/01 We 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
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This course is designed for horticulturists who are responsible for maintaining outdoor landscapes. We will cover how to calculate area to help estimate plant and soil needs, apply rates for fertilizers, and calculate amounts of soil amendments.
233HRT356O 03/01 We 5:00pm-7:00pm Weinstein
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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...
233BIL302DO 03/02 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Nemergut
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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).
233BOT385DO 03/02 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Kutos
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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...
233FDN308CO 03/02 Th 6:00pm-8:30pm Edinger
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Bring the unique texture and subtle colors of an artichoke 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 artichokes. Please more...
233BIL270O 03/04 Sa 11:00am-4:30pm Di Costanzo
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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.
233BOT308EO 03/04 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Holmes
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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.
233BOT346BO 03/04 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Candee
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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.
233HRT300GO 03/06 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Naghshineh
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Expand your plant palette by adding low-maintenance fruiting plants that thrive in cold-temperature growing regions-from Arctic kiwi to jujube, medlar to heartnut. Allyson Levy and Scott Serrano, the co-directors of the Hudson Valley's Hortus Arboretum, will highlight a wide variety more...
233HRT210O 03/07 Tu 6:30pm-7:30pm Levy
Serrano
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Discover a herb's therapeutic qualities by exploring its scent, taste, and how a particular herbal infusion feels in your body. Clinical herbalist Geraldine Lavin will send a "mystery herb" to your home along with brewing instructions. At the end of more...
233WEL166O 03/07 Tu 6:30pm-8:00pm Lavin
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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.
233BIL301FO 03/08 We 11:00am-2:00pm Lyness
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Whether you have a terrace, rooftop, or tiny backyard, learn how to grow the most veggies in the space you have. Discover the best practices for successful small-space gardening from soil preparation to container selection and bed design, crop choices, more...
233GAR330O 03/08 We 6:00pm-7:30pm Novak
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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...
233HRT156CO 03/08 We 6:00pm-8:00pm DeBacco
Crosson
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Study three pioneering women designers-Beatrix Farrand, Marian Coffin, and Ellen Shipman-who shaped America's tastes in the early 20th century. We'll focus on gardens that showcase Farrand's knack for innovation and infallible eye for design, Coffin's use of contrasts in color, more...
233LAN278O 03/09 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Capps Sarathy
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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...
233LAN100EO 03/11 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Tryba
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The elegant Boho bridal bouquet continues to be on trend. Learn to design an asymmetrical array of blossoms accented by at least three different types of greenery using an egg cage, a technique popularized by Holly Heider Chapple as an more...
233FDN313O 03/12 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Woodson
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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.
233BIL140CO 03/13 Mo 6:00pm-8:50pm Vogel
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Black and white stipple technique can produce smooth gradated tones, add texture and value, and suggest color. Learn the skills and procedures to master the method of using sized pens and ink or fine point markers such as Copic multiliners more...
233BIL458O 03/13 Mo 11:00am-2:30pm Jess
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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...
233FDN306BO 03/13 Mo 6:00pm-8:30pm Edinger
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Botanical Latin is essential for anyone with a serious interest in identifying plants. But, contrary to popular belief, mastering Latin plant names need not be intimidating or boring. Review the rules of taxonomy, Latin grammar, and pronunciation, and learn the more...
233GAR360O 03/13 Mo 10:30am-12:30pm Bakshi
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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...
233HRT142EO 03/13 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Breyer
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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.
233BIL303CO 03/14 Tu 5:30pm-8:30pm James
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Study the warm tones of flowers available in our corner markets, even in the winter's cold. Learn the basic watercolor techniques used by botanical artists while painting orchid flowers from the photograph provided. Flat wash, layering and other techniques will more...
233BIL225O 03/18 Sa 11:00am-4:30pm Vogel
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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...
233BIL302EO 03/18 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Rawlins
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Raised beds make gardening easier. They allow you to successfully grow vegetables, herbs, and ornamentals in problem soils, gardens with limited space, or on rooftops and terraces. Raised beds are ideal in many therapeutic settings because they elevate the plants, more...
233GAR280O 03/19 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Storrs
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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.
233LAN301DO 03/20 Mo 6:15pm-9:15pm Bunnell
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Understand how the qualities of soil affect the overall productivity of plants and make sustainable gardening practices possible. Practical application of theory is stressed. Topics include soil formation, physical properties of soil, soil-water relationships, and management techniques such as irrigation, more...
233GAR302CO 03/22 We 6:30pm-8:30pm Bulpitt
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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...
233GAR317BO 03/22 We 6:00pm-8:40pm Beyers
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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.
233BOT434BO 03/23 Th 5:00pm-7:00pm Boyer
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Noting the number of urban dwellers who want more plants in their lives but don't have green thumbs yet, plant consultant and former elementary educator Maryah Greene stepped up to provide support so these new plant parents can create functional, more...
233GAR822O 03/23 Th 6:30pm-7:30pm Greene
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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
233LAN311EO 03/23 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Miller
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Gardening in areas with wildly fluctuating temperatures and conditions can be a tricky business if you lust for colorful and robust hydrangea flowers. Learn what measures you can take to improve the growth and growth frequency of these favored blooms, more...
233GAR272O 03/25 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Ballato
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Embark on an historical exploration of botanical art. You'll trace the globe with author and curator Giovanni Aloi as he uncovers the critical role that botany has played in the advancement of movements, styles, and invention of new media. From more...
233BIL285O 03/28 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Aloi
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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...
233FDN243FO 03/28 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Woodson
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Create your own kitchen garden designed around the food you love to eat - be it outside your back door or on your windowsill. You'll design a planting plan using historic examples and modern best practices and walk away with more...
233GAR155O 03/29 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Novak
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Dubbed "pioneering design talents of their generation" by the Royal Horticultural Society, Charlotte Harris and Hugo Bugg believe both the landscapes they design and the business they run must be respectful, inclusive, and ethically responsible. The duo will highlight their more...
233GAR801DO 03/30 Th 11:00am-12:00pm Harris
Bugg
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