Continuing with today's educational theme here at the Rant, here's some great opportunities coming up soon that readers have written to me about in response to a recent post. From East to West:
Sponsor/Location: Berkshire Botanical Garden Here's the link
When: Saturday, 2/14
What: Their roster of great lectures and workshops starts off with the
famed Daniel J. Hinkley talking about "Plants for your 21st
Century Garden." Only $35 for a 2 hour lecture. Many other programs – organic
vegetable; perennials; small fruit and berry; pruning; hardscaping and info
about a Horticulture Certificate program – see more here.
When: Jan 22 (snow day Jan 29)
What: Ken Druse will be giving his first
talk based on his newest book, Planthropology
Sponsor/Location: Phipps Conservatory
When/What: Many times, many events (Here's the link) Including the 2009 Western PA Gardening &
Landscaping Symposium featuring, among others,
Tracy DiSabato-Ausk talking about high impact low care garden plants.
Also, talks on Green Roofs by Dr. Robert Berghage, and Water
Sustainability by Marcus de la Fleur.
BUCKS COUNTY, PA
Sponsor/Location: Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
What: Land Ethics Symposium
Sponsor/Location: Green Springs Garden Here's the link.
When/What: 2/14 Low-Impact Development Strategies for Homeowners. They're known for their excellent programs; whole carloads have been known to schlep down from Maryland to partake.
Sponsor/Location: Brookside Garden
When/What: Feb 27, Water-Wise Landscapes, this year's Green Matters Symposium (they're great).
Check it out – as well as their whole catalog of courses and workshops in the right sidebar.
Sponsor/Location: Wisconsin Garden Club Federation Annual Convention, Cranberry Country Lodge
What: Wisconsin Garden Club Federation Annual Convention (including Renegade Gardener)
Info: Judy Pitcher (715) 359-0291
Sponsor/Location: Olbrich Botanical Garden
When/What: Feb 19, Incredible Edible Gardens., including Fritz Haeg, author of "Attack on the Front Lawn"
SAN FRANCISCO, CA: (Expensive and Cheap Options)
Sponsor/Location: San Francisco Botanical Garden ($110-125)
When/What: Feb 7, Water-Wise Gardening Here's the info.
Sponsor/Location: Garden for the Environment ($10-15)
When/What: Many, including Jan 17, Organic Gardening; Jan 31, Herbal Medicine, Feb 7, Urban "Composting, Feb 14, Fruit Trees, and so on. Bargains! Here's the info.
GARDEN CENTERS EVERYWHERE…
like Homestead Gardens in Maryland have free or cheap workshops and seminars. Check out these for only $5. Check your favor garden center's website for details.