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Botanical Latin
S19/06
Many Master Gardeners and other experienced gardeners avoid using scientific names of plants. This class may change your mind by explaining the history and usefulness of binomial nomenclature. Despite the words being foreign to us and changing as science advances, you may be surprised to learn how much horticultural knowledge is contained in a Latin word. Bring your own plant name books to share and compare. Bring the names that give you the most trouble. More
Starts Starts: 1/15/2019 2:00 PM
Ends Ends: 1/15/2019 4:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 4 open seats left
Botanical Pencil Drawing
S19/01
Through close and careful observation, learn to sketch natural objects such as seed pods, dried or live flowers, leaves, driftwood, etc. Starting with a series of exercises, we will practice techniques to simplify objects into basic shapes, see proper proportion, select important details, show texture and use shading to create the illusion of three dimensions. THIS IS A TWO-SESSION CLASS WITH LIMITED ENROLLMENT. Register early to be assured of a seat. Basic materials will be provided. Participants may also bring their own objects. More
Starts Starts: 1/24/2019 1:00 PM
Ends Ends: 1/31/2019 4:00 PM
Duration Duration: 7 days 3 hours
Credits Credits: 6 Class Hours
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Status Status: 2 open seats left
Introduction to Horticultural Therapy
S19/17
The class will provide a general overview of Horticultural Therapy (HT) focusing on history, therapeutic techniques and applications. Students will learn through a series of hands on activities, lecture, slides and interactive assignments. Participants will gain a basic understanding of what horticultural therapy entails. More
Starts Starts: 1/26/2019 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 1/26/2019 12:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 29 open seats left
Exotic Insect Pests in Connecticut
S19/16
With the attention focused on the emerald ash borer, Connecticut residents may have forgotten about the threat from Asian longhorn beetle. Other invasive insects are present in nearby states and we Master Gardeners are among the First Detectors. We’ll learn about the damage these invasive insects can cause, how to spot them, and what federal and state resources are available. SNOW DATE: 2/7/19 More
Starts Starts: 1/31/2019 2:00 PM
Ends Ends: 1/31/2019 4:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 32 open seats left
The Plain Truth About Beekeeping
S19/05
The thought of becoming a Bee Keeper and extracting honey is romantic and attractive to many. Some dream of having enough honey for personal use, others think of Bee Keeping as a business. The likelihood of success is low if you are not fully informed on what it takes to be a thriving Bee Keeper prior to starting. Have you ever wondered about Bee Keeping? Do you know the steps in the direction of becoming a successful Bee Keeper? Are you conversant about the cost, education needs, time/hive management, the pitfalls, and overall commitment necessary for success? The Plain Truth About Bee Keeping will answer these questions and offer all necessary information on how to start the process of Bee Keeping. The courses will also delineate for you if Bee Keeping is meant for you. This class will offer pertinent information other Bee Keeping classes do not offer. Your questions will be answered! More
Starts Starts: 2/6/2019 9:00 AM
Ends Ends: 2/6/2019 12:00 PM
Duration Duration: 3 hours
Credits Credits: 3 Class Hours
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Status Status: 19 open seats left
Woody Plant Identification
S19/14
Are you interested in identifying the woody plants around you? Has it been a few years since you took the Master Gardener program Woody Plant ID module? Would you like a refresher? This class will review how to use dichotomous and visual keys for both twigs and fruits, followed by hands-on keying exercises. Bring your favorite books, hand lens, magnifying glass, or phone magnifier app! More
Starts Starts: 2/6/2019 6:00 PM
Ends Ends: 2/6/2019 8:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 20 open seats left
Pruning Trees and Shrubs
S19/24
Join Kevin Wilcox to learn the basics of pruning trees and shrubs to keep your garden healthy and looking its best. Through a slide presentation you will learn why, where, and when to prune. There will also be a brief discussion of tools and a demonstration of how to use and care for them properly. Snow date: Feb. 15 More
Starts Starts: 2/8/2019 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 2/8/2019 12:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 23 open seats left
Microgreens Workshop
S19/21
Microgreens are a delicious and beautiful crop you can grow year round. Join organic farmer and microgreens grower Corinne Hansch of Lovin’ Mama Farm for a lecture and demo on microgreens. Topics include light requirements, growing mediums, growing containers, varieties, seeds and seeding density, how-to grow and harvest. We’ll also cover nutrient density and recipe ideas. Optional hands-on portion includes planting your own tray of microgreens to take home ($20 fee). More
Starts Starts: 2/12/2019 1:00 PM
Ends Ends: 2/12/2019 4:00 PM
Duration Duration: 3 hours
Credits Credits: 3 Class Hours
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Status Status: 2 open seats left
Cutting Propagation with Adam Wheeler
S19/20
Join Adam Wheeler, woody plant propagation specialist of Broken Arrow Nursery for a workshop focusing on hardwood and evergreen propagation. This workshop will cover collecting, preparing and propagating evergreens and other woody plants by cuttings. Participants will learn techniques needed for insuring successful rooting. Cultivation requirements, timing and care of easily propagated varieties will also be covered. Take home a selection of plant material in a simple propagator. Due to its workshop nature, this class has LIMITED ENROLLMENT. This is an encore class. We offered the same class in the Fall; the class filled up very quickly. More
Starts Starts: 2/21/2019 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 2/21/2019 1:00 PM
Duration Duration: 3 hours
Credits Credits: 3 Class Hours
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Status Status: 3 open seats left
Plants & Insects/Friends or Foe?
S19/03
Plants aren't as helpless to insect attacks as they seem. Fascinating new scientific findings on the battle tactics and alliances between plants and insects might make us rethink some of our gardening practices. More
Starts Starts: 2/22/2019 1:00 PM
Ends Ends: 2/22/2019 3:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 22 open seats left
Underutilized and Exceptional Native Trees and Shrubs with Adam Wheeler
S19/22
Join Horticulture Manager Adam Wheeler of Broken Arrow Nursery for this informative and educational lecture that explores the unique and exceptional side of our native flora. Adam will present his current favorite native trees and shrubs for general garden use including design considerations, cultural requirements and other critical details. Both novice and experts alike will find value in the details provided. More
Starts Starts: 3/7/2019 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 3/7/2019 12:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 24 open seats left
Introduction to Permaculture
S19/25
This two part course will cover the ethics and principles of permaculture as well as patterns and practices used in permaculture design. Part I covers The Ethics and Principles of Permaculture as defined by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren. Topics include how these principles have been interpreted and augmented. Also discussed will be: • What is Permaculture • History of Permaculture • Permaculture Ethics • Permaculture Principles. Part II covers Scale of Permanence, Zones of Use, Sector Planning, and Patterns in Nature. More
Starts Starts: 3/18/2019 7:00 PM
Ends Ends: 3/25/2019 9:00 PM
Duration Duration: 7 days 2 hours
Credits Credits: 4 Class Hours
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Status Status: 38 open seats left
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