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Gardening for Life Series

Gardens and gardening bring many health benefits and much joy to life! In this five-part series, developed for adults of all ages and abilities, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens' therapeutic horticulture program coordinator, Irene Barber, and guest instructor Dick Brzozowski will introduce class topics that are fun, rewarding, and enable you to enjoy gardening well into the future.
Single class scheduled on 5/2/2014 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 160.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 185.00 ea.

Growing Berries and Fruits in Small Spaces
with Dick Brzozowzski

May 2, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Growing Fruits does not require an orchard or a vast field; anyone with a back yard can grow some kind of fruitful plant! Limited growing spaces can yield bountiful and easily-collected harvests. Learn to grow tree fruit and small fruit in Maine with success. Participants will learn how to select a proper site, prepare the site, select appropriate varieties for Maine conditions as well as how and when to plant and maintain the plants and harvest fruit.
Single class scheduled on 5/9/2014 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 35.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 42.00 ea.

Plants for People and Pollinators
with Irene Barber

June 13, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Discover plants that attract and nourish pollinators - and people! Thinking outside the box, we'll examine the integration of edibles with ornamentals for healthy and highly productive garden spaces.
Single class scheduled on 6/13/2014 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 35.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 42.00 ea.

Trough Gardening
with Irene Barber

July 18, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Troughs gardens offer dynamic mixed plant designs using abundant varieties that grow in stone, wood, or hypertufa. Learn about miniature rock gardens, lush ground cover plantings for shadier spaces, succulent plantings with rich texture and structure for sunnier spaces, and more.
Single class scheduled on 7/18/2014 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 35.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 42.00 ea.

Travel the World Through Backyard Gardens
with Irene Barber

August 8, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Gardens can take you away to another part of the world. In one landscape you may travel to Japan - in another you may enjoy a version of Monet's France. In this class, we will travel the world's gardens in photographs and inspire your own journey to create a favorite corner of the world from the comfort of home!
Single class scheduled on 8/8/2014 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 35.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 42.00 ea.

Create an Elegant Terrarium
with Irene Barber

September 5, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

A terrarium is a delightful miniature green oasis to admire though the year. One can be simple or complex, and is a lovely gift to receive because it requires very little care. The colors and textures inside invite the viewer's eye to relax, reflect and focus. Learn simple ways to make a terrarium to take home and enjoy!*Irene Brady Barber is Coordinator of our Therapeutic Horticulture Program at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. An experienced educator, Irene has degrees in communications: human behavior, horticulture, along with a Certificate in Horticultural Therapy. Irene brings her enthusiasm for connecting people with plants to her work at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.
Single class scheduled on 9/5/2014 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 35.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 42.00 ea.

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