Sustainable Horticultural Practices
June 17 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday, June 17 from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Online
Saturday, June 25 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | at Bosarge Family Education Center
Ecosystem balance and soil and water quality are all influenced by our landscape practices. This extensive, two-day study of sustainable horticulture will help students apply the principles of ecologically safe gardening practices to their existing garden or landscape. We’ll examine composting, techniques for eco-friendly soil amendments, pesticide and herbicide alternatives, responsible native plant acquisition, erosion control methods, plant forms for function and so much more.
Please note this class requires participants to show proof of having received all eligible Covid-19 vaccinations, as recommended for their age by the CDC, in order to participate. Because of the dynamic nature of this situation, we ask that you agree to abide by potential future changes in CMBG’s Covid-19 policy designed to address evolving public health recommendations.
Irene Brady Barber, horticulturist, landscape designer and Registered Horticultural Therapist, Irene coordinates CMBG’s Horticultural Therapy Program and Adult Education Program for gardeners and professionals in the landscape industry. After completing degrees in human behavior and then plant and soil sciences, Irene began landscape design professionally in 2007. She joined CMBG in 2010 and her passion for connecting people to plants is carried out through her work in education, horticultural therapy as well as consulting and designing for clients under her business of Greenscapes Design LLC.