Workshops and Lectures

Horticulture

Spring 2016 Workshops and Lectures

Unless otherwise noted, horticulture workshops take place at the Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion, PA 19066.

Some horticulture workshops and lectures are eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) and the Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturalist program (PCH). See below for details.

For more information, call 215.278.7350.


GARDENING FOR BEGINNERS
Saturdays, April 9 and 16 (2 classes)
9:30 am–noon
Instructor: Kathy Salisbury, MS, horticulturist
Designed for those who are new to gardening and have lots of questions, or have dabbled a bit but just can’t seem to get it right. Learn the basic functions of plants, how to test your soil, and the fundamentals of plant selection, installation, and maintenance—you’ll be well on your way to the green thumb you’ve always wanted! Workshop is eligible for 2.5 APLD CEUs.
$60; members $54

Register online or call 215.278.7200.


STRESSED OUT! USING BOTANICALS AS PHYTOTHERAPY
Friday, May 6
1:30–3:30 pm
Instructor: Dr. Anne Bower, ecologist and medical herbal specialist, Philadelphia University
Learn how to make herbal home remedies for stress relief and relaxation, including teas, decoctions, poultices, and aromatherapy that use calming herbs like chamomile, lavender, lemon balm, licorice root, and peppermint.
$30; members $27

Register online or call 215.278.7200.


EVERYDAY HEALTH: FUN AND TASTY HERBAL PREVENTION
Friday, May 13
1:30–3:30 pm
Instructor: Dr. Anne Bower, ecologist and medical herbal specialist, Philadelphia University
Did you know that the powerful anti-inflammatory compounds in garlic, turmeric, pepper, and ginger can help prevent many chronic health conditions? Learn simple recipes for smoothies and teas using these and other essential herbs and plants that are as delicious as they are healthy.
$30; members $27

Register online or call 215.278.7200.


THE PAINTED GARDEN
Tuesdays, May 17–June 7 (4 classes)
10 am–noon
Instructor: Christine Stoughton, PhD
Explore the intersection of art and horticulture, discussing the way painters interpret landscapes in terms of color and how gardeners design landscapes using artistic skills. Workshop takes place at the Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA, with visits to the Barnes Arboretum and Chanticleer Garden to understand the art of landscape design.
$330; members $297

Register online or call 215.278.7200.


FERNS AND THEIR ALLIES AT THE BARNES ARBORETUM
Thursday, May 26
10 am–1 pm
Instructor: Harriet Cramer, garden designer, writer, lecturer
The Barnes Arboretum is home to one of the most extensive collections of hardy ferns in the country. In this workshop, expand your knowledge of both native and notable non-native ferns suitable for our region, and learn how to identify, cultivate, and create effective design combinations with ferns. Workshop is eligible for 2.5 APLD CEUs.
$40; members $36

Register online or call 215.278.7200.


MAKE A PEST-FREE HOME, NATURALLY
Friday, June 3
1:30–3:30 pm
Instructor: Dr. Anne Bower, ecologist and medical herbal specialist, Philadelphia University
Learn simple recipes to keep bugs at bay with non-toxic herbal and mineral solutions. Use the power of peppermint, baking powder, vinegar, and orange oil to make your home pest-proof year-round.
$30; members $27

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

 

 

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