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DynaSCAPE: CAD for Landscape Designers

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

Learn the various tools and applications of this software package for landscape designers. Topics include: basic skills for developing professional landscape plans, making base plans from surveys, techniques for quick estimates, and utilizing the online plant database.  You must have basic computer skills and bring a PC laptop to class, not a...

Friday Jan 17th, 10am - 1pm

  (8 sessions)
$609

8 sessions

Chainsaws: Use, Safety, and Maintenance

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

Whether you are a budding arborist or weekend woodcutter, knowing how to use your chainsaw safely and maintain it properly are keys to success.  This lecture–demonstration course by an ISA–certified arborist teaches you the basics of chainsaw use and care, sharpening, and bar tensioning.  Please bring lunch.

Sunday Feb 2nd, 9am - 3:30pm

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Desktop Orchids

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

Get pro tips on how to care for orchids in less than optimal environments. Barbara Schmidt, award winning exhibitor at the Philadelphia Flower Show and author of Orchid Care: For the Beginner, will walk you through what orchid genus will fare best in your indoor environment, as well as how to ensure your orchids have what they need to grow and...

Saturday Apr 4th, 11am - 1pm

Naturalistic Landscape Design

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

Conventional structured landscapes are giving way to looser, more naturalistic designs based on the existing landscape's particular potential. Using images of his own six-acre garden, which—like horticulture itself—strikes a balance between art and science, Duncan Brine, a principal landscape designer at Garden Large, presents an approach that...

Friday Feb 7th, 10am - 12pm

The Garden Came First: Trematon Castle, Cornwall, UK

at New York Botanical Garden - Bronx 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

The Garden Came First: Isabel Bannerman Trematon Castle, Cornwall, UK With a body of work that is dramatic, romantic, and grounded in classical tradition, Isabel and Julian Bannerman have been called "mavericks in the grand manner, touched by genius" and "the Bonnie and Clyde of garden design." The Bannerman touch-evocative gestures with unexpected...

Thursday Feb 27th, 10am - 11:30am

Five Plants that Changed the World

at New York Botanical Garden - Bronx 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Yams, pteridophytic ferns, cinchona trees, potatoes, and the American Southern Live Oak have each played a pivotal role in human history, helping to save the world from dire illness and send humans to the moon. Embark on a historical odyssey that uncovers the botany behind how ferns form the foundation for petrochemicals, why tree bark helps slow the...

Wednesday Feb 26th, 10am - 1pm

What Tree Rings Reveal About Climate Change

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

Nature's Recording Device: What Tree Rings Reveal About Climate Change Join Neil Pederson, Ph.D., professor and senior ecologist at the Harvard Forest, for this interactive workshop on what tree rings can teach us about the ways ecosystems respond to climate change. Old trees hold precious information about climate, precipitation levels, and forest...

Friday Feb 21st, 11am - 2pm

Making Kombucha

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

Fermentation is one of our oldest food processing methods. Scientifically known as zymology, it refers to the conversion of carbohydrates into alcohols, carbon dioxide, yeast, or bacteria.  We'll cover the basic science of how to ferment tea to make kombucha, how it can improve your gut health, and ways to brew it yourself. You'll try your hand...

Thursday Feb 27th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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The Wonders of Agave:Tequilas, Raicilla, Mezcals,Sotols

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

Agave have been harvested from the arid "desert forests" of Mexico for over 9,000 years. Today, the genus is best known for the production of mezcal, which can be made from dozens of species, many still wild harvested today.  Join NYBG ethnobotanist (and bartender!) Brian Hockaday to explore the history, biology, and taxonomy of this fascinating...

Tuesday Mar 10th, 6pm - 8pm

Orchids: Divide, Repot, Rejuvenate

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

Frank Guida, Botanical Art teacher and orchid aficionado, shows you what he's learned from years assisting in NYBG's Nolen Greenhouses about when and how to divide and repot your orchids without trauma (to you or the plants!). Learn about different types of containers and potting media, while you pot up a small orchid to take home. BYOO to...

Saturday Mar 14th, 10am - 12:30pm

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Mathematics for Horticulturists

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

This course is designed for horticulturists who maintain or direct the maintenance of outdoor landscapes. We'll review methods of calculating areas, application rates for fertilizers, and amounts of soil amendments during the first session, and analyze a set of homework problems during the second session.

Monday Mar 23rd, 4:30pm - 6:30pm

  (3 sessions)
$165

3 sessions

Starting a Small Landscaping Business

at New York Botanical Garden - Bronx 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Discover the details of making a landscaping business work. Explore the type of business to create: design, installation, construction, maintenance, estimating or some combination. Learn about legal requirements, advertising, customer relations, and human resources.  Discuss the monetary aspects: start-up costs, operating budget, tracking costs,...

Friday Feb 7th, 10am - 1:20pm

  (4 sessions)
$369

4 sessions

Wake Up Your Garden: Pruning: Shape-Up for Spring

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

Wake Up Your Garden Saturday!: Pruning: Shape-Up for Spring  Late winter is a great time to get your woody plants in shape by thinning out overgrowth to create open, healthy, beautiful trees and shrubs. Learn how and when to prune, proper tools for the job, why pruning is necessary, and the difference between maintenance and rejuvenation pruning. ...

Saturday Feb 8th, 3pm - 5pm

Urban Flora: Growing Between the Cracks

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

Urban flora can be found growing in unlikely places, from city sidewalks and highway medians to lawns, and other man-made structures. Most of these plants are introduced and many are considered weeds. We will hear more about their origins, life cycles, and benefits to the urban landscape while learning how to identify them in the field. 

Wednesday May 20th, 10am - 1pm

  (2 sessions)
$139

2 sessions

Native Plant Saturday: Designing with Native Plants

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

Learn the fundamentals of how native plants can be successfully incorporated into your garden plans to create sustainable garden designs filled with the beauty and diversity you desire. 

Saturday Mar 28th, 3pm - 5pm

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