|September 25, 2014||to||September 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 currently both a landscape designer and consultant and a seasonal horticultural educator at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. She has a background in human behavior (communications) and horticulture practices and design and is completing a professional certification in the field of horticultural therapy, 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)