Garden Series: Natural Garden Design 2.0
- Date & Time: Saturdays, Sept. 15-Oct. 13, 2018, 1pm-5pm
- Location: Springs Preserve
- Admission: $200 for the 5-week series
- RSVP: Reservations are required. Limited seating available.
Buy ticketsSat, Sep. 15, 1pm
Part two of our Natural Garden Design series will review site assessment, natural garden design, soil, garden elements, planting, and care/maintenance. This 5-week series will dig deeper, covering areas from the ground up and beyond, including the historical and agricultural customs of the food we eat. Students will gain a deeper understanding of garden diagnostics to ensure the continued success of the garden.
Natural Garden Design 1.0 is NOT a pre-requisite for this series. This series is approved for PDE credit for CCSD teachers!
Classes will meet Sept. 15, 22, 29; Oct. 6 & 13 at different locations around the Springs Preserve. Topics are as follows:
Herbs: Creating Synergy in the Garden
Learn the difference between traditional gardens and low-maintenance ecological gardening. Herbs are used for the health and well-being of the garden itself as well as the general health of people.
Ethnobotany: Plants and People
Explore the ways plants and people have evolved through the ages. Learn how to integrate native plants into your garden.
Planting in a Timely Manner
For every plant there is a season. Learn when and how to plant your garden for optimal success. We will create a planting schedule that is easy to follow.
Seeds and Propagation Techniques
There's more than one way to increase your garden. Learn the principles and techniques of propagation through hands-on experience. We'll also cover the basics of seed saving from collecting and harvesting to storage and how to create a seed library.
What’s Wrong with This?
This class will cover plant diagnostics: what to look for, common ailments and causes, ways to avoid problems, and natural pest control.