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Horticultural Ecology

May 10 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Online, Friday, May 10, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
In-Person, Saturday, May 18, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

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. This two-day hybrid class teaches how plants adapt, compete, and depend on these influences. You’ll learn concepts like parasitism, pollination, plant 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.

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

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Instructor Bio:

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.  

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Details

Date:
May 10
Time:
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cost:
$140 – $175
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Venue

Online / at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
132 Botanical Gardens Drive
Boothbay, ME 04537 United States

Instructor

Dan Robarts