September 25, 2014toSeptember 26, 2014

Our landscape practices affect the balance of our ecosystem above and below the soil surface and the quality of our waters.  In this three-day intensive course at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens – from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, September 25 and 26, you will learn how to apply ecologically safe gardening practices to existing landscapes and garden beds.  Topics covered will include different methods of composting and other eco-friendly soil amendment techniques, alternatives to pesticides and herbicides, responsible acquisition of native plant materials and other techniques that follow low-impact practices to our natural surroundings. 

This course is part of the Certificate Program in Native Plants and Ecological Horticulture but is open to all, subject to availability.

Irene Brady Barber is horticulturist and landscape designer at Irene Brady Barber Greenscape Designs.  She’s also coordinator of the Therapeutic Horticulture Program at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. An experienced educator, Irene has degrees in horticulture and communications along with a Certificate in Horticultural Therapy.  Irene brings her enthusiasm for connecting people with plants to her work at the Gardens.

Where:      Bosarge Family Education Center, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Price:         $120 members, $150 nonmembers (preregistration required)

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