Bard College Landscape and Arboretum Program and New York Botanical Garden to Offer Continuing Education Classes
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—The Landscape and Arboretum Program at Bard College and the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) are offering noncredit continuing education classes on gardening at Bard College this spring. Open to the public, these classes feature some of the top names in the horticulture industry and cover a wide array of topics. To register, visit www.nybg.org/adulted/ or call 1-800-322-NYBG. All classes are held in the Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
In addition, on Thursday, March 19, the Landscape and Arboretum Program will continue its monthly Bard Arboretum Walks with the Director series with Arboretum Director Amy Parrella ’99. The walks take place from 1 to 2 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month, March through November. Parrella will lead a leisurely stroll around the campus to explore some of the unique and beautiful trees that make up Bard’s landscape. The walks take place rain or shine, and are free, open to the public, and begin at the Ludlow administration building. For more information, please call 845-758-7179.
Spring 2015 NYBG Class Schedule at Bard:
PRUNING: HOW, WHEN, AND WHERE
Saturday, February 21, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Reem-Kayden Center, Rm. 115
This one-day course covers the basics of pruning evergreens, deciduous trees, and shrubs and how to maintain the woody plants in your garden. Bring your pruners—we’ll discuss tool selection and maintenance, then spend the afternoon outdoors analyzing proper techniques. Class is held rain or shine. Please dress for the weather and bring lunch.
Instructor: Steven McKay
GET MORE FROM YOUR VEGETABLE GARDEN
Saturday, February 28, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Reem-Kayden Center, Rm. 115
Abundant and delicious homegrown vegetables can be a huge commitment—so it pays to be smart with your time and labor. Marie Iannotti, author of The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Northeast, provides techniques such as succession and companion planting, stacking, and vertical growing so you can enjoy a steady harvest, a wide variety of delicious vegetables, and a garden that almost takes care of itself. Imagine that!
Instructor: Marie Iannotti
*Reduced price for members of the New York Botanical Garden; Friends of the Landscape and Arboretum Program; and Bard faculty, staff, and students.
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