|September 26, 2013 12:00 am||to||September 28, 2013 12:00 am|
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 – from 9a.m.-noon on Thursday, September 26, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, September 27 and 28 - 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.
Irene Brady Barber is currently both a Landscape Designer for Cosmic Stone & Garden Supply and a seasonal horticultural educator at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. With a background in communications: human behavior and horticulture practices and design, Irene is presently working to complete a professional certification in the field of horticultural therapy, which is the focus of much of her teaching at the Gardens.
Where: Bosarge Family Education Center, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Price: $120 members, $150 nonmembers (preregistration required)