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Is it Really a Weed? ID and Management

July 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Weeds, by casual definition, are undesired plants found in a specific location. Delany Pitman, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Horticulturist, leads a combination of field study and lecture discussing the perception of weeds, identification, cultural management, and ecology. You’ll leave with a broader understanding of what & why plants are commonly known as “weeds” and whether they might be embraced or removed from a garden or landscape.

Class Level: All Levels


Instructor Biography:

Delaney Pitman, staff Horticulturist and Co-chair of the Invasive and Non-native Species Committee at the Gardens, has a Bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Environmental Biology with a minor in Recreational Outdoor Education. Delaney studied and worked at the New York Botanical Garden’s School of Professional Horticulture for 2 years before joining the Gardens’ horticulture team. During free time, Delaney sails, paddleboards, goes camping, and shopping at thrift stores. 



July 20
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$28 – $36
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Bosarge Family Education Center
Botanical Gardens Drive
Boothbay, ME United States


Delaney Pitman