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Sustainable Horticulture Practices (Sold Out)

June 21 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

We’re sorry this class is not available. Occasionally, we have cancellations throughout the year. If you’d like to hear first when a spot opens, please fill out the form at this link: https://forms.office.com/r/r3tuA91Cds
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Online: Friday, June 21, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
In-Person: Saturday, June 29, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Ecosystem balance, soil, and water quality are all influenced by our landscape practices. This extensive, two-day sustainable horticulture class will help students apply the principles of ecologically safe gardening practices to their 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.

The class begins with an online lecture and virtual slideshow presentation that includes an extensive overview of horticulture terminology, practices, and visual examples. In the following week, an in-person workshop and field-study session examine concepts, plants, materials, and practices demonstrated at the Gardens.

Level: Intermediate-Advanced


Instructor Bio:

Irene Brady Barber is motivated by and deeply focused on connecting people to plants. A horticulturist, landscape designer, and Registered Horticultural Therapist, Irene manages the Adult Education Program and the Horticultural Therapy Program for Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. In 2011, Irene started Greenscapes Design LLC and has been professionally working as a gardener, landscaper, and designer for 30-plus years. Irene enjoys presenting lectures and teaching classes throughout New England.



June 21
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
$140 – $175
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Online / at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
132 Botanical Gardens Drive
Boothbay, ME 04537 United States


Irene Barber