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Invasive Plant ID and Management
S24/21
Invasive plants threaten biodiversity and degrade habitats for native wildlife. Learn what makes invasives so harmful, how to identify many common species, and which species are best managed early in the season during this active talk and walk around Coogan Farm with Lydia Pan. The program will start with a classroom segment followed by a walk to visit several sites on the Farm property that are being actively managed and restored. We will focus on small-scale control methods that are suitable for urban/suburban properties. More
Starts Starts: 4/19/2024 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 4/19/2024 12:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 20 open seats left
Foundation Gardens That Say Welcome Home to Native Plants
S24/05
The foundation gardens around homes and community buildings need not be a bastion of imports such as pachysandra and boxwood. In this two-hour seminar we “deconstruct” traditional ideas about foundation plants and planting designs. Then, we consider ways to increase “curb appeal” with native shrubs, trees, and perennials. Design resources and plant lists accompany this talk. More
Starts Starts: 4/25/2024 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 4/25/2024 12:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 15 open seats left
Horticultural Therapy: Using Plants to Heal
S24/18
From bringing floral bouquets to hospital patients, to walks in the woods, to creating tussie-mussies, the healing powers of interacting with plants is well-known. Learn about how a wide variety of greenery and approaches can be used as part of a therapeutic program having a backbone of chlorophyll. Horticultural therapy is the use of plants and plant-based activities for the purpose of human healing and rehabilitation. This two-hour on-line session will discuss a wide variety of approaches of how to use plants in a therapeutic way for client populations including incarcerated youths, seniors, cancer patients and at-risk children. More
Starts Starts: 5/7/2024 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 5/7/2024 12:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 47 open seats left
Wildflower Trail Walk
S24/19
Wildflower enthusiast, Master Gardener Nancy Bailey, and Nancy Taylor, Flanders’ Botany Committee Member, will present on the wonderful ephemeral secrets found along the Flanders’ Botany Trail in Woodbury, CT. The session will begin with a discussion about the variety of wildflowers found in area, the importance of wildflowers for our ecosystem and how the controlling of invasive plants will allow wildflowers to flourish. The discussion will be followed by a guided tour of the Flanders’ Botany Trail (0.6 miles). This award-winning trail was developed in 1965 by members of the Pomperaug Valley Garden Club of Woodbury, who continue to maintain and improve its beauty. More than 100 species of wildflowers and plants are represented on the trail, as it winds through woodlands, wetlands and close to streams and a pond. You will also learn to use a newly published pictorial wildflowers guide designed specifically for the Flanders’ Botany Trail More
Starts Starts: 5/11/2024 10:30 AM
Ends Ends: 5/11/2024 12:30 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 1 open seat left
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