Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens – See Change: Climate Impact Tour

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays through October 20
How can we build climate-resilient communities? By engaging with stories about the natural world and exploring how our relationships with the environment are impacted by the changing climate. Join us on this BRAND-NEW tour of the Gardens as, together, we examine shifts in human values and behaviors and discuss the future of nature’s interactions. Enjoy the chance to share your perspectives on the changes you see occurring around you in this unique, supportive conversational format. The tour lasts an hour and a half, starts on the Great Lawn, and concludes in the Vayo Meditation Garden.

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NYBG – School of Professional Horticulture Applications OPEN

2023 Applications are now open! The School of Professional Horticulture is the oldest (91 years) and only accredited hands-on horticulture school of its kind in the country, offering a two-year, full-time, year-round diploma program that combines rigorous academic and practical training from the Garden’s renowned experts on this beautiful 250-acre campus. During the SoPH program, students become familiar with the cultural needs of more than 1,000 plants and their common pests and diseases. Students learn about native plants, ecological restoration, conservation, urban agriculture, composting, and sustainable practices in their coursework, during their horticulture rotations, on plant walks and field trips, and by attending special lectures and symposia.

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Mountain Top Arboretum – Ecology-Based Landscape Lecture (Tannersville, NY)

Wild Yet Legible: Ecology-Based Landscapes for Public and Private Spaces presented by Larry Weaner. Ecology-based landscaping need not be a bitter pill to swallow in order to do something positive for the environment. In this session, landscape designer Larry Weaner will discuss the creation of people-friendly landscapes that also provide significant ecological function, including groundwater recharge, native plant proliferation, and wildlife habitat. By weaving fine garden techniques into an ecology-based approach we can enjoy the best of both worlds, whether enjoying an expansive public garden or our own private landscape.

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