Sustainable Gardening Principles and Practices

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Tuesday April 4

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6:30 PM  –  9:00 PM

Instructor: Meg Graham 

Tues., Apr. 4, 11, 18 | 6:30 – 9 p.m. 

Sat, April 22 (Rain Date Sun, April 23) | 9 a.m. – noon 

Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park

$135 members | $145 nonmembers

Objective: To develop an understanding of current horticultural practices that are environmentally friendly and will result in a healthy, attractive landscape.

Level: Beginner to intermediate

Prerequisite: None

Current research-based horticultural practices provide a solid foundation for growing successful and sustainable gardens.  This course will cover how to properly select and install native and sustainable plants, ensuring the right plant for the right place.  Students will participate in hands-on demonstrations including soil preparation and the use of organic amendments, proper planting and mulching techniques, watering and maintenance practices.  Participants will be introduced to proper pruning practices, IPM (integrated pest management), biological controls for pests and diseases, pollinator friendly practices and control of invasive species. Ecological Gardening and Landscape and Garden Design certificate programs core course. Approved for 10.5 CEUs for PCH and SLC by PLNA. Approved for 10.0 CEUs for landscape architects by LA CES.