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Central Park (Teens/Adults)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Central Park Central Park W & W 103rd St, New York, New York 10025

March 24, 2019 Central Park provides a great window into the world of wild foods of early spring. It's the start of the season for wild salad greens, and we'll be finding great quantities of these weedy delicacies. Pungent field garlic is everywhere. You use the leaves like scallions or chives, and the bulbs like onions. Spicy mustard greens, such...

Saturday Jun 29th, 11:45am - 3:45pm

Microscope Basics

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown 20 W 44th St 3F, New York, New York 10036

It takes some finesse, but we can help you build your confidence and ability with microscopes to view a variety of fungi and plant material. We'll show you how to adjust and calibrate the eyepiece, focus on both thick and thin specimens, and properly light your subject.  You'll also learn to thinly slice, stain, and make permanent mounts so you...

Thursday Jul 18th, 6pm - 9pm

  (2 sessions)
$159

2 sessions

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Nature's Pharmacy

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown 20 W 44th St 3F, New York, New York 10036

For centuries herbs and spices have been prized not just for their flavors, but as state-of-the-art medicine. Learn about a variety of plants historically used for first aid, to revitalize the immune system, and to treat and prevent asthma, insomnia, sinusitis, bronchitis, colds and flu, and much more.  Join us—you'll be a much smarter shopper...

Saturday Sep 21st, 10am - 2:30pm

Central Park (Kids 12 & Under)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Central Park Central Park W & W 103rd St, New York, New York 10025

March 24, 2019 Central Park provides a great window into the world of wild foods of early spring. It's the start of the season for wild salad greens, and we'll be finding great quantities of these weedy delicacies. Pungent field garlic is everywhere. You use the leaves like scallions or chives, and the bulbs like onions. Spicy mustard greens, such...

Saturday Jun 29th, 11:45am - 3:45pm

Basic Plant ID

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown 20 W 44th St 3F, New York, New York 10036

Are you a plant-lover eager to up your game and start identifying one species from another? Then this is the class for you! Using commonly known plants, you'll learn the terminology used to describe their growing habits and structures.  This vocabulary will help you recognize and describe key differences in plant forms, from roots to fruits....

Saturday Jul 27th, 10am - 4pm

Mycoremediation: Can Mushroom Help Heal the Plant?

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Discover how fungi are being used to degrade pollutants and clean up the environment by filtering water, removing heavy metals from soil, remediating microbes, and breaking down plastics. Mycologist John Michelotti will discuss current mycoremediation efforts around the world—including his own work in Ecuador.  Pet owners will even learn to...

Tuesday Jul 23rd, 10am - 1pm

Summer Wellness with Herbal Medicine

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Crown Heights 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Learn the best ways to beat the heat this summer with botanicals. Whether it’s learning which herbs to include in a homemade sun protection cream, or which teas to drink when you need to stay cool and rehydrate, this class will walk you through all the basics of summer care.  You will learn about the benefits of plants such as jewelweed, hibiscus,...

Saturday Aug 10th, 11am - 1pm

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Botanical Latin

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Botanical Latin is essential for anyone with a serious interest in identifying plants. But, contrary to popular belief, mastering Latin plant names need not be intimidating or boring. Review the rules of taxonomy, Latin grammar and pronunciation, and learn the history of the binomial system in use today.  Required Texts: Stearn's Dictionary of...

Wednesday Sep 25th, 10:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$279

5 sessions

Plant Structure

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Get a solid grounding in the basic plant body, from the cell to the roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits. After an overview of microscope use and fundamental science in the first session, you'll use both dissecting and compound light microscopes to observe plant anatomy.  Moving on, we'll introduce the base-level chemistry required for understanding...

Thursday Sep 19th, 10am - 1pm

  (9 sessions)
$615

9 sessions

Fundamentals of Gardening

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown 20 W 44th St 3F, New York, New York 10036

Explore the basic principles underlying successful, environmentally friendly gardening, including the structure and physiological processes of plants and their relationships to the settings in which they grow. Students learn not only what to do, but why.  Topics include  soils and their improvement,  seed sowing,  vegetative...

Tuesday Jul 16th, 6pm - 9pm

  (4 sessions)
$325

4 sessions

Introduction to Plant Science

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown 20 W 44th St 3F, New York, New York 10036

Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major groups of plants—flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes—focusing on plant form and structure.  Learn about the relationships between appearance and function, ecology, systematics, and evolution, and become botanically literate....

Monday Jul 29th, 6pm - 8:45pm

  (7 sessions)
$435

7 sessions

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Level Two Certificate Program: Aromatic Scholars

at New York Institute of Aromatic Studies - East Village 530 E 13th St, New York, New York 10009

Our Level Two Certificate Program: Aromatic Scholars is an intensive immersion in both the art and science of aromatherapy and is designed for serious professional and holistic practitioners. Having already formed a relationship with essential oils, you’ll sharpen your sensory instincts and plant intelligence at the same time you practice real...

Monday Sep 23rd, 9:30am - 5pm

  (5 sessions)
$3,000

5 sessions

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Tree Identification for Beginners

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights Prospect Park
Exact meeting place will be, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Get outside and learn to identify trees by the details: bark, buds, leaves and tree form. Class will start with an overview of identification terminology and practice outside in the field. Join us for a gambol around the neighborhood and get to know some street trees! Walks happen rain or shine and exact meeting...

No Upcoming Schedules
$14

Healing Spirits: The Botany of Aperitifs and Digestifs

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown 20 W 44th St 3F, New York, New York 10036

The centuries-old botanical history of aperitifs and digestifs, from Chartreuse to Fernet Branca, stems in part from a monastic quest to divine an "elixir of long life." Many cultures still commonly consume these herbal drinks, made of complex mixtures of plant material, for their unique flavor profiles and for their medicinal properties. As you taste...

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$95

Native Flora in Summer

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Learn to identify native and introduced herbs, ferns, shrubs, and trees as they appear in summer, and get to know plants that may be found in fields, on roadsides, and in woodlands and wetlands. Learn about basic plant structure and taxonomy. You'll also make your own plant collections. You may borrow an herbarium press (a $30 deposit is required)....

Friday Jun 21st, 10am - 1pm

  (4 sessions)
$325

4 sessions

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