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Sustainable Horticultural Practices
May 3 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Monday, May 3 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Online
Monday, May 10 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Our landscape practices affect the balance of our ecosystem, both above and below the soil surface and in the quality of our waters. In this intensive two-day course, learn how to apply ecologically safe gardening practices to existing landscapes and garden beds. Topics will include plant materials for erosion control, different methods of composting and other eco-friendly soil amendment techniques, alternatives to pesticides and herbicides, responsible acquisition of native plant materials, and other low-impact sustainable horticultural practices that support human well-being and nature.
First session meets online; the second meets at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens’ outdoor classroom.
To provide safe, in-person classes at the Gardens, classes are held entirely outdoors and have been reduced to 12 students. We are practicing Maine CDC social-distancing protocols.
Rain date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021