Fundamentals of Botany
May 27 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday, May 27 from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Online
Saturday, June 46 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bosarge Family Education Center
With a core understanding of plant biology, working with nature takes on a whole new depth. Beginning with basic plant anatomy, students will learn how every aspect of the organism works together to sustain photosynthesis, respiration, and water and mineral uptake. Session one, online, will trace the life cycle of a flowering plant, from germination to seed dispersal. Session two takes place in the living classroom of the Gardens, examining plants and their botanical characteristics through hand lenses and microscopes.
Dr. Lois Berg Stack recently retired from her position as the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s ornamental horticulture specialist. In her role, she conducted applied research on plants that support native bees and honeybees and the production of chokeberry as a nutraceutical crop. She also worked extensively with home gardeners on landscape topics such as management of invasive species and selection and management of Maine landscape plants.