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April 28 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday, April 28, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., online
Saturday, May 6, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Bosarge Family Education Center
Plants interact with their garden environments, from abiotic influences like temperature, pH, humidity, and sunlight, to biotic influences like other plants, animals, fungi, bacteria, and even humans. Learn how plants adapt, compete, and depend on these influences, and get familiar with concepts like parasitism, pollination, adaptation, and dispersal. After day one’s online session, spend day two in the living classroom of the Gardens where students will put knowledge into action, observing and evaluating both wild and cultivated landscapes.
Dan Robarts is a horticulturist at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens responsible for managing greenhouse production, including propagation from seed, cuttings, plant breeding, and horticultural research. Dr. Robarts also manages the Giles Rhododendron Garden, selecting and maintaining the plants throughout its diverse topography. Dan holds a B.S. in biology from Bates College and a Ph.D. in plant breeding and evolutionary genetics from Ohio State University.