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A Walk in the Garden Webinar Series – April-July 2020

This special free webinar series offered garden respite during COVID-19 quarantining. The recorded webinars continue to be available to current members as a benefit of membership. Links and program descriptions follow.
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Adventures with Oddities: Strange and Noteworthy Native Plants
April 8, 2020: From unique flavors to hilarious names to the oddest survival strategies, there are strange and noteworthy plants right outside our back doors if we simply know where to look. Full description here.

Pollinator Ecology
April 15, 2020: Explore the garden with a focus on the basics of pollination ecology and discover how to maximize food production by encouraging both native and exotic pollinators. Full description here.

Save the Pollinators! Save the Planet!
April 22, 2020: Beyond providing refuge for six-legged friends under siege, found out how your garden can play a vital role in rebuilding the local ecosystem and creating climate resilience. Full description here.

Planting Design Considerations
April 29, 2020: Explore the garden while thinking first about plants in terms of their form and function, and then learn some strategies to best lay out your planting plan. Full description here.

Art and Design Principles for Ecological Landscapes
May 6, 2020: Ecological design is based on the same principles as landscape design, however, practitioners can become caught up in the arrangement of elements and materials and forget that the application of art and design principles are critical to evoke meaning, intent and order. Full description here.

Tenacious Plants for Tough Places
May 13, 2020: Join Dan Jaffe Wilder to explore native plants that are rugged, rich in biodiversity, as well as problem solvers for challenging sites in the landscape. Full description here.

Spring Ephemerals
May 20, 2020: Join Darrah Cole on a virtual walk along The Greenway in April and May to discover the surprising delights of spring ephemeral and bulbs. Full description here.

Built from the Forest: A Timber Frame Education Center and Catskills Native Plant Design at the Mountain Top Arboretum
May 27, 2020: Marc Wolf provides an inspiring visit to the Mountain Top Arboretum forest – from whence came the Arboretum’s new timber frame Education Center – and the native plant gardens surrounding the Center. Full description here.

Let Them Eat Flowers: The Gardens of Paris
June 3, 2020: Over the past two hundred years, designers have created a uniquely Parisian look to the gardens, as they have become a cultural way of life. This presentation will take us on a virtual walk through many of the spectacular gardens of Paris. Full description here.

Landscaping with a Purpose – What’s Diversity Got To Do with It?
June 10, 2020: Landscaping with purpose and following guidelines for diversity does not require a large space, but it does require creative vision. Randi Eckel will explain the strategies. Full description here.

Spring to Summer: Native plants that Bridge the Seasonal Divide
June 17, 2020: Join us for blooms and beauty as plant expert Ian Caton discusses flowering native plants that bridge that seasonal gap from spring to summer. Full description here.

Garden Ways: Professional Tips on Design and Plant Selection
June 24, 2020: Karen Howard shares some techniques she uses to create a garden space, and structure a landscape design. Full description here.

Specialist Bees
July 1, 2020: Nationally known bee expert and author Heather Holm will take us inside the world of specialist bees. Heather will highlight many of these native plant-bee specializations as well as the overlapping habitat requirements of the bees and plants. Full description here.