Like gardening in general, school gardening has become hugely popular during the pandemic, with families and teachers saying its hands-on lessons can be applied to many subjects. Finding the expertise, labor and funding to keep a school garden going can be tough. But some experts and teachers are finding creative ways to make it work. School gardens can teach hands-on lessons in health, science, social studies, and even humanities and arts classes.
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Welcome to a New Season of Classes at the Garden! Change your career. Beautify your green space. Exercise your creativity. Renew your spirit. Whatever your experience or motivation, The New York Botanical Garden has hundreds of classes to educate, inspire, and guide you. This fall and winter our experts are poised to teach you plant basics in courses such as Fundamentals of Gardening and Flower ID from A to Z. Take a single-session course or dig deeper with one of our prestigious Certificate programs.
Daytime, evening, and weekend classes meet in our magnificent acres in the Bronx, at our Midtown Education Center on West 44th Street 2 blocks from Grand Central , and at satellite locations in Fairfield and Dutchess Counties.
If you have never taken a class with us before, we invite you to discover new interests and talents. If you are a returning student, we welcome you back to continue an area of interest or pursue another. If you are thinking about a career change, we encourage you to take a serious look at one of our Certificate programs.
What are you waiting for? Browse courses below by discipline or visit nybg. Browse Classes by Discipline. Horticulture Develop the vital skills needed to protect and manage landscapes, maintain healthy trees, design attractive gardens, and produce landscape plants. Horticultural Therapy Acquire therapeutic and horticultural techniques you can use to help and heal people in need by bringing them together with the natural environment.
Crafts Fragrant wreaths, twinkling terrariums, seasonal stationery, and sparkling centerpieces. Let the Garden help you craft the holidays! Landscape Design Interactive classes taught by top professionals give you a solid foundation in landscape history and design concepts, as well as the skills needed to start your own business. Floral Design Expressing yourself with fresh flowers can be a personal passion…or a professional career.
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The New Canaan Nature Center provides a wide variety of programming for adults. Pre-registration is recommended. Calling all adults! Did you know…? Not only does morning yoga help you feel good, it can also help you sleep better at night, set a positive tone for your entire day, and encourage health habits. No experience or toe-touching flexibility required. Please bring a yoga mat or towel and a water bottle too! Join our new Senior Naturalist, Frank Gallo, for the first in a series of casual hikes. These easy to moderate-level hikes provide a great opportunity to learn about local parks, meet new people, and get outdoors. With gorgeous pink palettes and intoxicating fragrance, peonies are the blossoms most loved by floral designers and enthusiasts.
Kim Eierman is founder of EcoBeneficial! Melissa Fabel is an avid field botanist who consults with landscape designers on the use of native plants. She is volunteer coordinator of the Go Native U program. Barbara Fischer , co-founder of Go Native U, is retired as a sustainability consultant to corporations. Her home garden is comprised almost exclusively of native plants.
Kristina Aguilar is a native of northern New Jersey and first learned about plant record keeping while interning at the New York Botanical Garden during her college winter breaks. After graduating from Cornell University, she continued gaining experience in plant collection management at the University of Delaware Botanic Gardens and Mt.
Since its founding in , The New York Botanical Garden has been a nationally and internationally recognized research center and resource of major importance to the plant sciences. The William and Lynda Steere Herbarium maintains a collection of more than 7. Mertz Library is one of the most comprehensive botanical and horticultural libraries in the world. The library is noted for the importance, breadth, and accessibility of its holdings, which include well over 1 million items in 72 languages covering years of botanical and horticultural history, comprising , books and journals; 52, nursery and seed catalogs; 40, pieces of art and illustration; thousands of vertical files, reprints, and photographic materials; and more than 6, linear feet of archival material. The Library serves the Garden staff, students, professionals, and the general public in all aspects of plant studies.
She holds a BS in Ornamental Horticulture and Environmental Design from Delaware Valley University and designs carefully curated residential landscapes steeped in environmentally friendly practices. Daryl Beyers has more than 25 years of professional horticultural experience and is the Coordinator of the Certificate Program in Gardening at the New York Botanical Garden. He has been a staff writer, photographer, and editor for Fine Gardening magazine and has published articles on gardening in Horticulture and HGTV Magazine. Leah Brooks is Mt. Her passion is sharing the joy of nature and native gardening with others. He founded Liquid Alchemy Beverages in with his partner Terri Sorantino, and their hard ciders are now available in over 20 locations throughout Delaware. Michele Christiano is currently a gardener at a private estate.
Bronx Green-Up, the community gardening outreach program of the New York Botanical Garden, provides horticulture education, training.
Spring cleaning in the garden is crucial to get shrubs and herbaceous borders looking their best, and to prepare vegetable and herb beds for a bountiful year. Daryl Beyers will review a checklist of earth-friendly gardening tasks to be performed during spring maintenance based on the key elements of soil, trees and shrubs, herbaceous perennials, vegetables and herbs, bulbs, annuals and containers, tender perennials, and lawns. Focusing on three pivotal moments in the spring garden: Before Final Frost, At Final Frost, and After Final Frost, these tips and strategies will give your garden a head start on a great growing season. Daryl Beyers is gardening certificate program coordinator at the New York Botanical Garden where he also teaches the popular Fundamentals of Gardening course.RELATED VIDEO: Bronx Walk [4K] - Exploring New York Botanical Garden, May 11, 2021
Learn more. Develop new skills, contacts, and cross-disciplinary experience. Catch up with the latest industry changes. Students are also required to submit a portfolio showcasing class assignments and their own unique creations to Program Coordinator Robin Jess at bilcoordinator nybg. During the NYBG Botany Certificate Program, students will come to know plants: how they function, grow, develop, and reproduce; and learn to identify a wide array of plants by stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits.
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They met nearly 10 years ago at a plant class and have since collaborated on numerous projects. Learn about their approach to gardening in what can be a challenging environment. Specific topics will include:. Scott Vonderheide has been a New York resident since and brownstone owner Harlem sinceHe received a horticulture certificate from New York Botanical Garden. He has designed and installed and maintains several brownstone gardens and maintains the plantings in a small community park in the West Village.
Greenhouse and gardening programs take advantage of the relationship between people Greenhouse and gardening programs take advantage of the relationship between people and the natural environment to affect human wellness. Horticulture is used as a therapeutic tool among many different populations, young and old. Horticultural Therapy programs are currently operating in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, schools, and social service agencies.