Gardening Mini Intensive- ONLINE
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
The Gardening Certificate Program at NYBG provides you with the core knowledge, hands-on training, and credentials you need to succeed in any garden setting with complete confidence.
Our Online Mini Intensive Program puts you on the fast track to complete this certificate. In just eight weeks, you can complete 40% of the required course work, giving you a solid base in the principles of environmentally sound gardening, soil science, garden care, and more. Classes will be held online with the exception of Plants for Landscaping and Insect Identification and Management, which will meet several times outdoors on NYBG's 250 magnificent acres.
Soil Science for Gardeners
Understand how soil qualities affect overall plant productivity and make sustainable gardening possible. Topics include soil formation and physical properties; soil-water relationships; irrigation, drainage, and fertilization techniques; and basic soil sampling, pH, and nutrient testing.
Summer Session: 6 Tuesdays, 7/6-8/10, 9-11am
Insect Identification and Management
Pest identification is key to maintaining a healthy garden. Identify which common insects are pests and which are beneficial. Learn the most common orders of insects and the damage they can cause, as well as simple, non-toxic methods of preventing major infestations. Blended class: online and on-site.
Summer Session: 4 Wednesdays, 7/7-7/28, 9:30am-12:30pm
Gardening with Native Plants
Learn how native plants enhance gardens and augment biodiversity. Study native herbaceous and woody plants: their identification, habitat, and culture. Discover the significance of woodland soils, and how to promote a healthy environment to support spring ephemerals, summer perennials, shrubs, and trees.
Summer Session: 4 Thursdays, 7/8-7/29, 9-11am
Fundamentals of Gardening
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.
Summer Session: 6 Mondays, 7/12-8/16, 9-11am
Plants for Landscaping
Choose the right plant for the right place, based on site-specific design and maintenance criteria. Learn landscape values such as size, texture, color, and flowering and fruiting seasons. Review trees, shrubs, groundcovers, annuals, and perennials suitable for this region. Blended class: online and on-site.
Summer Session: 7 Fridays, 7/16-8/27, 9am (end times vary)
Fundamentals of Garden Design
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.
Summer Session: 3 Wednesdays & 2 Thursdays, 8/4-8/18, 9-11:30am
RECOMMENDED TEXT FOR FUNDAMENTALS OF GARDENING:
The New Gardener's Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Grow a Beautiful and Bountiful Garden, Daryl Beyers
REQUIRED TEXT FOR GARDENING WITH NATIVE PLANTS:
Leopold, Donald J., Native Plants of the Northeast: A Guide for Gardening and Conservation. Timber Press, 2005.
Tallamy, Douglas W., Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants. Timber Press, 2009
$1,495 (Member) / $1,695 (Non-Member)
A $565 non-refundable deposit is due at registration.
An optional payment schedule is available if requested.
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