June 11, 2014toJune 13, 2014

Caltha palustris

In this course with Lauren Stockwell at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens from Wednesday through Friday, June 11, 12, and 13, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. each day, you’ll explore the biology of a flowering plant through its life, from seed germination and seedling establishment through fruiting and dispersal.  Along the way, we’ll review the parts of the plant and see how they work together to sustain it through processes such as photosynthesis, respiration, and water and mineral uptake.

In the Gardens and in the classroom, Lauren will give you a whole new perspective on what goes on in the life of a plant! The required textbook will be Botany for Gardeners by Brian Capon, available for purchase from the Gardens on the first day of class.

While this is a core course in the Gardens’ Certificate Program in Native Plants & Ecological Horticulture, it is open to everyone, subject to availability.

Certificate Program instructor Lauren Stockwell is a botanist and environmental consultant. Her business, Stockwell Environmental Consulting, Inc. provides comprehensive environmental services including natural resource identification, resource evaluation, and related permitting.  She has led many botanical field walks and has taught several prior classes at the Gardens. 

Where:      Bosarge Family Education Center, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
         $150 members, $180 nonmembers (preregistration required)

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