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July 2020

Class: Soil: The Solution Beneath Our Feet

Thu, July 16, 2020 @ 10:30 am EDT - 1:30 pm EDT

Conducted online: Learn soil basics, then expand your understanding. Find out how soil affects plants’ health, supports sustainability, and combats climate change.

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Class: Structural Plant Combinations

Sat, July 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 4:00 pm EDT

Conducted online: Structural shrubs and trees are essential elements in memorable gardens, providing both ambiance and organizing principles in the landscape.

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August 2020

Advanced Design Workshop with Patrick Cullina 8/5/20

Wed, August 5, 2020 @ 8:30 am EDT - 5:00 pm EDT

This virtual workshop offers a rare small-group and hands-on design experience with award-winning horticulturist and landscape designer Patrick Cullina. In this advanced workshop, participants will learn how to achieve key ecological landscape goals such as biodiversity and durability without sacrificing artistry. CEUs awarded.

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Advanced Design Workshop with Patrick Cullina – 8/12/20

Wed, August 12, 2020 @ 8:30 am EDT - 5:00 pm EDT

This virtual workshop offers a rare small-group and hands-on design experience with award-winning horticulturist and landscape designer Patrick Cullina. In this advanced workshop, participants will learn how to achieve key ecological landscape goals such as biodiversity and durability without sacrificing artistry. CEUs awarded.

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Eco-Tour: Beauty in Flight: A Virtual Tour of the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Butterfly House

Thu, August 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

With native plants and nectar aplenty, the Butterfly House at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (CMBG) is a magical world of color, fragrance, and motion. Join this virtual tour to enjoy the magic.

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Class: Shade Gardens: Embracing the Dark Side

Sat, August 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 4:00 pm EDT

Conducted online: Create lush and vibrant shady gardens by learning how to infuse more color, adventure, and intrigue into those sometimes difficult spaces.

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September 2020

Webinar: Why Rain Gardens Fail and Tools for Success

Wed, September 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

With appropriate planning, design, construction, and maintenance, rain gardens, bio-swales, and other stormwater treatment workhorses can be an artistic part of our landscapes, gardens, streetscapes, and public spaces.

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October 2020

Class: Propagation – Native Seeds

Sat, October 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am EDT - 2:00 pm EDT

Learn how to grow native plants from seed and why the skill is relevant in a horticultural context.

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Class: Native Species, Cultivars, and Selections: What’s the Difference?

Tue, October 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT

In this class, you will learn about the nuances that distinguish cultivars from native plant selections.

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November 2020

Class: Climate Change and Native Plants

Fri, November 6, 2020 @ 10:30 am EST - 12:30 pm EST

This class will cover a brief history of climate change and address carbon and hydrological cycles, the earth’s heating and cooling systems.

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Class: NGICP – December 2020

Mon, November 30, 2020 @ 12:00 pm EST - Tue, December 22, 2020 @ 5:00 pm EST

The program provides the foundational understanding needed to properly design and oversee construction, inspection, and maintenance of green stormwater infrastructure.  Designed to meet international best practice standards, this program provides candidates with the technical skills necessary to incorporate green infrastructure into projects successfully.

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January 2021

Webinar: Proper Planting Practices: Are We Landscaping in a Deficit Model?

Fri, January 15 @ 8:00 am EST - 5:00 pm EST

In this presentation, Richard McCoy will provide information on current techniques of proper planting, how to correct unseen issues that are borne in the landscape nursery, the importance of the plant root collar, plant placement by matching site conditions to a plant’s cultural needs, and how these efforts add value.

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