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Program Guide

SPRING|SUMMER 2017


Upcoming Events

Gardening on a higher level

Wildflower Celebration April 23

Summer Splash July 23

Tree Festival September 24

See native spring wildflowers at their peak, enjoy family programs and gardening demonstrations, and take home a free native plant. Free admission.

Cool off with fun family activities and take home water-wise tips from our experts to create a beautiful landscape.

Discover how trees add beauty and value to our landscapes and enjoy family activities, hayrides, demonstrations, and more.

3120 Barley Mill Road | Hockessin, DE | 302.239.4244 | mtcubacenter.org


“I want this to be a place where people will learn to appreciate our native plants and to see how these plants can enrich their lives so that they, in turn, will become conservators of our natural habitats.� Mrs. Lammot du Pont Copeland

contents Visit Our Gardens.....................................................4 Plan Your Visit............................................................6 Events............................................................................7 Featured Programs............................................... 10 Ecological Gardening Certificate..................... 16 Certificate Classes................................................. 18 Gardening Classes................................................. 22 Conservation Classes........................................... 30 Art Classes................................................................ 35 Wellness Classes.................................................... 39 Sudent & Volunteer Information.................... 41 Instructor Profiles.................................................. 42 Program Calendar................................................. 46


visit our gardens


Hours Wednesday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm April through November Admission Season Passholders Adults Children ages 6 – 17 Children 5 and under

Free $10 $5 Free

Docent-led Garden Highlights Walks are offered at 11 am and 2 pm. Each walk lasts about 45 minutes. Tickets are $2 per person in addition to garden admission. Season Passes Season Passholders enjoy unlimited admission during regular hours and special pricing on select public programs. Passholders also receive complimentary guest passes, a Mt. Cuba Center Selections plant, a 10% discount on Ecological Gardening Certificate courses, and a discount on regularly priced plants at Gateway Garden Center in Hockessin, DE. Available onsite or at mtcubacenter.org Season Pass Prices $45 Individual $90 Friends & Family (Admits Passholder and 3 guests per visit) Garden Enthusiast Tour $15 per person; Season Passholders $5 10 am – 12 pm | Second Saturday of each month Take an in-depth look at our gardens with an expert Docent, learn about notable native plants, and receive tips on sustainable gardening practices. Tour content will vary as the gardens are dynamic and ever-changing. Come back for a new experience each time. Participants will take home a native plant. Tours include walking over rolling terrain and mulched paths. Tickets include admission, so pack a picnic lunch to enjoy in the gardens after your tour has ended. Purchase tickets at mtcubacenter.org or 302.239.4244. Walk-ins are accepted as space allows.

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PLAN YOUR VISIT

Location Mt. Cuba Center is located at 3120 Barley Mill Road in Hockessin, DE 19707 Picnicking Please bring a picnic to enjoy as food and beverages are not sold onsite. Guests may take advantage of our picnic area, shaded by mature native trees; find a seat in the gardens; or borrow one of our picnic blankets to use on the grounds. Visitors are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle to help minimize waste and support Mt. Cuba Center’s commitment to conservation. Accessibility Due to our rolling terrain and mulched paths, wheelchair access is limited. Golf cart transportation to the ponds is available upon request. Reservations are not required; inquire upon arrival.

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Group Visits Self-Guided Visits Self-guided visits are ideal for groups that would like to explore the gardens at their own pace. Docents are located throughout the gardens to provide information and answer questions. A discounted rate of $9/person is available for groups of 10 or more when scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Email grouptours@mtcubacenter.org or call 302.239.8895 to make a reservation. Due to limited parking, all groups traveling by bus must make arrangements in advance. Guided Tours Groups may schedule a personalized twohour guided tour with a knowledgeable and friendly Docent. Guided Tours are offered Wednesday through Sunday. Please schedule at least two weeks in advance. Tour tickets, which include admission, are $12/person for groups of 10 or more. On-site group dining options are available. Call 302.239.8895 or email grouptours@mtcubacenter.org for more information and to make a reservation.


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EVENTS

Annual Wildflower Celebration Sunday, April 23 (Rain or Shine) 10 am – 4 pm

FREE!

Enjoy a magnificent display of spring ephemerals at our annual celebration of the season. Stroll through our native plant gardens at the peak of their glory; enjoy live music, gardening demonstrations, family programming, and more. A variety of food selections are available for purchase and the first 1,000 families receive a free native plant. For a full schedule, visit our website, mtcubacenter.org Free parking for this event is at the Red Clay Reservation at 1003 Old Wilmington Road, just east of Brackenville Road. From the parking area, shuttle buses and a walking path provide access to the garden. Due to the rolling terrain and mulched paths at Mt. Cuba Center, the use of wheelchairs is limited. Pets are not permitted.

Delaware Nature Society: Native Plant Sale

Saturday, May 6 10 am – 4 pm Sunday, May 7 11 am – 4 pm Location: Coverdale Farm, 543 Way Road, Greenville, DE 19807 Information: Call 302.239.2334 or visit www.DelNature.org The 2017 Delaware Nature Society Native Plant Sale features over 300 rare, unusual, and desirable native species of woody, herbaceous, and aquatic plants for all growing conditions. This year’s theme of attracting birds and wildlife to your garden is sure to please. Mt. Cuba Center plant introductions will be available for purchase at the sale.

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National Public Gardens Day Friday, May 12 10 am – 4 pm

FREE!

Commemorate America’s public garden heritage with a complimentary visit to Mt. Cuba Center. Relax in our gardens, enjoy a picnic lunch, or take a leisurely stroll among spring wildflowers. Participate in familyfriendly programs or guided walks and take home a free native plant.

Spring Art-In

FREE!

All artists welcome Friday, May 19 (Rain Date: Friday, May 26) 10 am – 4 pm Let your creativity blossom while you draw, paint, or photograph Mt. Cuba Center’s natural, beautiful, and ever-changing gardens. Meet other participating artists and enjoy a lovely day of art and inspiration. Although this is a free event for participating artists, registration is required. Call Mt. Cuba Center at 302.239.8891, visit our website mtcubacenter.org, or register on site. Since parking is limited, please arrive before noon to guarantee a space and access to the art shuttle. Please note that Mt. Cuba Center is a carry-in, carry-out facility. For more detailed information, review the guidelines on our website.


EVENTS

Summer Nights

Fridays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 (Rain or Shine) General Admission extended to 8 pm Unwind from your week and relax with an evening in the gardens. Grab a bite to eat and enjoy casual lawn games while listening to music on the terrace. Food, beer, and wine will be available for purchase.

Native Plants in the Landscape Conference at Millersville University Sponsored by Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve

Wednesday to Saturday, June 7 to 10 Location: Millersville University, Millersville, PA Registration: Visit MillersvilleNativePlants.org Native plants are the building blocks of diverse, ecologically sound landscapes. Explore topics ranging from naturalistic garden design to organic land care practices and current research findings at this exciting conference on the campus of Millersville University in scenic Lancaster County. Join landscape designers, professional gardeners, and native plant lovers to discuss emerging trends and discover ways to create habitats and gardens that are beautiful as well as functional. This is a conference you won’t want to miss.

Summer Splash!

Sunday, July 23 (Rain or Shine) 10 am – 4 pm Free with Admission Discover the wonders of water in our gardens. Cool off with fun family activities and take home water-wise tips from our experts to create a beautiful landscape. A variety of food selections are available for purchase and each family receives a free native plant. For a full schedule, visit our website, mtcubacenter.org

Mornings in the Garden

Fridays, August 4, 11, 18, and 25 (Rain or Shine) Gardens open for General Admission at 7 am Birders, photographers, and early risers are invited to experience the Gardens in the cool of the morning.

Tree Festival

Sunday, September 24 (Rain or Shine) 10 am – 4 pm Free with Admission Celebrate trees in their autumn glory. Discover how trees add beauty and value to our landscapes and enjoy family activities, hayrides, demonstrations, and more. A variety of food selections are available for purchase and each family receives a free native plant. For a full schedule, visit our website, mtcubacenter.org  

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featured programs


SPRING GARDENING SATURDAY Saturday, March 25 9:30 am – 1:30 pm $35 for all three or $15 per session

Your garden can be a place of beauty and tranquility without devoting all your spare time to it. Choosing native plants with multiseason interest, using eco-friendly gardening techniques, and getting the soil off to a great start will make gardening rewarding and fun. Enjoy the whole day or register for individual sessions. Bring your lunch.

Intro to Eco-Gardening

With Eileen Hazard 9:30 – 10:30 am Eco-friendly gardening is all about working with nature, not against it. Learn how to select and combine native plants to create beautiful habitats, reduce water usage, and maximize your soil’s potential. Save time, energy, and resources by creating environmentally sound, natural gardens.

Beautiful Native Plants Year-Round

With Nancy Bell 10:45 – 11:45 am Native plants already fit into the landscape because they are adapted to our local growing conditions. Learn easy-to-grow and readily available species that are ideal for home gardens and provide color, texture, ecological services, and seasonal interest all year long. From wildflowers to shrubs, trees, and vines, there’s something for everyone! Lunch (12 – 12:30 pm)

Soil Basics: Get it Right!

With Duncan Himmelman, PhD 12:30 – 1:30 pm Healthy soil is alive with microorganisms and contains the food your plants need. Learn how to improve soil quality using compost instead of fertilizers, and why plants are healthier and grow better in a dynamic, living soil. Give your garden a solid foundation and you’ll reap the benefits for years to come!


FEATURED PROGRAMS

HOME LANDSCAPING BASICS

New to home ownership or needing some professional guidance when it comes to landscaping your yard? Through lectures, discussions, and site visits, learn how to develop landscapes that balance aesthetics with practicality. Get started on creating a home landscape that works best for you. Take one course or all three! $80 for all three or $30 per course

Getting Started

Shaping Your Garden

Explore ways to create diverse, attractive, and functional landscapes using basic principles of naturalistic garden design. Learn how to work with your site to solve problems and maximize its use. Sun, shade, and wind patterns, microclimates, existing conditions, and other factors will be discussed.

A welcoming entry to your home can be more than merely a lawn, a tree, and a regimented row of traditional foundation plants. Learn how to design pathways that have purpose, beds that create interest and variety throughout the year, and a yard that is well organized, functional, and meets your needs while supporting local ecosystems.

With Susan DePietropaolo Sunday, March 19 1 – 3 pm

Right Plant, Right Place With Nancy Bell Sunday, March 26 1 – 3 pm

Avoid costly errors by choosing the right plant for the right place based on environmental conditions, available space, and desired outcome. Learn how to select native plants and organize them into combinations that reduce maintenance and look good year-round.

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With Duncan Himmelman, PhD Sunday, April 2 1 – 3 pm


FEATURED PROGRAMS

Tastings on the Terrace

With Lytton John Musselman Friday, June 2 6 – 8 pm $35 Aperitifs and bitters stimulate one’s appetite before a meal while cordials are traditional afterdinner drinks. Learn how unique and delicious spirits can be prepared from native plants using only one or two ingredients and no specialized equipment. Then join us on the terrace to sample and evaluate a selection of fifteen hand-crafted beverages. Celebrate your next special occasion with your own signature cocktail! (Ages 21 and over).

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FEATURED PROGRAMS

Workshop: Ecological Garden Design

Workshop: Plant Health Care Diagnostics

Ecologically focused design supports natural processes within and beyond the garden and is especially needed in suburban residential communities. Using Mt. Cuba Center’s gardens as inspiration, acquire the skills necessary to create beautiful and functional native plantings. Through lectures, garden walks, guided discussions, and practical studio sessions, Travis Beck, Director of Horticulture at Mt. Cuba Center and author of Principles of Ecological Landscape Design, leads you through the design process and demonstrates methods of turning a creative concept into a sustainable and maintainable garden. The workshop will center around a residential-scale design project on Mt. Cuba’s property. Learn new ways of looking at residential landscapes through nature’s lens.

Plants can be damaged by many biotic (living) factors including insects, microbes, nematodes, and larger fauna; but they can also be harmed by abiotic (nonliving) issues, causing problems that are termed “abiotic disorders”. Approximately half of the samples that arrive in plant diagnostic clinics suffer from such disorders, including unfavorable soil properties, fertility imbalances, moisture and temperature extremes, chemical toxicity, and physical injuries. Mike Leventry, an ISA certified arborist and owner of Verdant Plant Health Care, discusses how abiotic disorders can significantly diminish tree health and predispose them to diseases caused by infectious microbes. Learn how to successfully identify these disorders in the field, develop management strategies to prevent them, and improve plant health care programs to keep trees living longer. Morning lectures are followed by afternoon site visits featuring examples of abiotic plant disorders.

With Travis Beck, ASLA Two Thursdays: August 3 & 10 10 am – 3:30 pm $175 (Lunch Included)

This course is ideally suited to landscape designers and people working in the garden industry. Please go to the online class description at mtcubacenter.org/classes for a detailed list of required materials, or call 302.239.8807 to have a list sent to you.

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With Mike Leventry Wednesday, August 9 10 am – 3:30 pm $90 (Lunch Included)


FEATURED PROGRAMS

Delmarva Peninsula Field Study and Plant Collecting Trip

With Amy Highland and Karen Travers Three Days/Two Nights Wednesday–Friday, September 27–29, 2017 $480 (Limited to 15 people) Majestic bald cypress trees, towering loblolly pines, wild persimmons, and sweetbay magnolia are some of the gems that characterize the southern Delmarva peninsula’s botanically rich and diverse plant communities. Join Amy Highland, Mt. Cuba Center’s Director of Collections, and Karen Travers, biologist and trip leader, to examine the flora of maritime forests, salt marshes, marine estuaries, and coastal bays as they gather plant specimens and seeds to augment the Center’s plant conservation efforts. Traverse boardwalk trails and kayak (weather permitting) the serene, lost-in-time cypress wetlands of Pocomoke River State Park. Experience the dynamic barrier island ecology of Assateague Island National Seashore and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and watch for Assateague’s internationally famous wild ponies, otters, eagles, and wetland birds. Part natural history field trip and part citizen science, this exploration will enhance your appreciation of the unique and inspiring ecosystems that Mt. Cuba Center strives to conserve. Fee includes double occupancy lodging with heated indoor pool on Chincoteague Island; 2 breakfasts; 2 lunches; a wine and cheese reception; transportation from Mt. Cuba Center; and kayak rental. Dinners on your own at nearby restaurants. To register, a $100 nonrefundable deposit is required by July 15, 2017, balance due by September 1.

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ecological gardening certificate


Whether you’re a backyard gardener, landscape professional, or just interested in native plants and their wildlife interactions, Mt. Cuba Center’s Ecological Gardening Certificate program offers a comprehensive approach to gardening in harmony with nature using ecologically sound practices. Subjects include the importance of life in the soil, identifying and growing native plants, and the fundamentals of eco-friendly horticultural techniques. Learn how to attract and nurture beneficial wildlife such as birds, bees, and butterflies by creating inviting, biologically diverse landscapes. Use these skills to transform your garden or neighborhood greenspace into habitats that enhance and preserve the ecological integrity of our plant communities. Certificate classes are open to everyone. Complete all classes to earn a certificate, or take only the ones that interest you. Students seeking certification must pass an evaluation (project, quiz, exam, etc.) for each course. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to: • Identify and use native plants in the landscape • Apply organic gardening practices to create resilient environments • Design and create ecologically sound gardens by imitating nature’s patterns and systems • Manage plant health issues using sustainable techniques • Become conservators of our natural habitats

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CERTIFICATE CLASSES

ECOLOGIAL GARDENING CERTIFICATE CLASSES Course Name Fundamentals of Ecological Gardening

Hours

8

Sustainable Landscape Techniques 8 Botany for Gardeners

8

Enhancing Life in the Soil

16

Ecosystems and Plant Communities 15 Plant Propagation

8

Inviting Wildlife into the Garden 15 Native Plants of Spring

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Native Plants of Summer

12

Native Plants of Fall

12

Integrated Pest Management

12

Plant Disease Management

8

Invasive Plants

8

Environmental Landscape Design 16 Total Hours for Certificate Completion

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Enhancing Life in the Soil

With Eileen Boyle, Duncan Himmelman, PhD, and David Korbonits Four Saturdays: March 4 to April 1 (No class March 18) (Snow Date: Saturday April 8) 10 am – 2:30 pm $245 Native plant communities are supported by healthy, balanced soils that contain a diverse array of living organisms including microbes, insects, and other fauna. Learn the basics of soil science, the value of organic matter and its role in soil structure and nutrition, and the importance of soil organisms. Learn how to make and use compost and compost tea, and how sustainable gardening practices contribute to creating high quality garden soil. Go home with a greater understanding of the life in your soil and knowing why you won’t need to buy fertilizer ever again. Bring your lunch.

Botany for Gardeners

With Duncan Himmelman, PhD Four Wednesdays: March 22 to April 12 10 am – 12 pm $125 Have fun with botany! Understanding how plants grow and develop, how water and nutrients are taken up and distributed, and how leaves, flowers, stems, and roots function are key to becoming a successful gardener. Discover intriguing relationships between plants and pollinators, how seeds and fruits form, and why plants grow toward the sun. Develop basic plant identification skills and learn the reasons for using scientific names. You will be amazed at what goes on unnoticed in the plants that live all around us.


CERTIFICATE CLASSES

Native Plants of Spring

With Eileen Boyle and Margaret Shillingford Section A: Six Thursdays, April 13 to May 18 Optional exam: May 25 10 am – 12 pm Section B: Six Thursdays, April 13 to May 18 Optional exam: May 25 5 – 7 pm $185 As Earth awakens from its winter slumber, experience the colors, fragrances, and rapid progression of spring-flowering native plants. Through lectures and outdoor labs, learn to identify 60 beautiful and ecologically valuable trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials. Examine the identifying characteristics of each plant and its preferred growing conditions, overall size, and environmental significance. With this knowledge, make informed plant selections for your spring garden.

Sustainable Landscape Techniques

Fundamentals of Ecological Gardening

With Susan Boss, Erin McCormick, Vic Piatt, Jimmy Testa, and Marcie Weigelt Two Thursdays: June 1 & 8 (Rain Date: Thursday, June 15) 10 am – 2:30 pm $125 Become a better gardener – sustainably. Discover the garden as an ecosystem and look to nature for best management strategies. Learn how to prepare a site, make wise plant selections, and install, establish, and nurture native plants in your garden. Observe demonstrations by Mt. Cuba Center horticulturists on basic sustainable gardening techniques, the proper use of tools, and organic approaches to plant health care. Leave with a guide to seasonal gardening tasks and make every garden an ecologically sound one. Bring your lunch.

With Susan Barton and Claudia West Two Saturdays: May 13 & 20 10 am – 2:30 pm $125

Make your landscape more ecologically sound by implementing a variety of sustainable gardening and landscaping techniques. Learn how to manage and conserve water using rain gardens, bio-swales, and rain barrels; reduce the demands of lawn care by adding meadow areas; and increase your energy savings with strategically placed layered plantings. Develop your garden to support a diverse population of beneficial wildlife and create healthy, natural habitats. Bring your lunch.

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CERTIFICATE CLASSES

Native Plants of Summer

With Renée Kemmerer and David Korbonits Six Wednesdays: June 7 to July 19 (No class July 5) Optional exam: July 26 10 am – 12 pm $185 When the exuberant spring wildflower display is over, summer challenges us to find eyecatching plants that support wildlife and contribute to a healthy environment. Learn to identify 60 beautiful and functional native trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials chosen by our experienced horticultural staff. Through lectures and outdoor labs, examine the key identifying characteristics of each plant, their preferred site conditions and environmental value. Use this information and expertise when selecting plants for the summer garden.

Plant Propagation

With Shelby French and Phil Oyerly Two Saturdays: June 17 & 24 10 am – 2:30 pm $130 (Materials included) Save money and increase your garden plants through simple propagation techniques using seeds, cuttings, and divisions. Review the ethics of wild collected seed and learn the basics of seed biology, germination, and storage. Study the principles of asexual plant reproduction; learn proper techniques for preparing and rooting cuttings; and determine when and how to divide plants. Dress for this hands-on workshop, wear closed-toe shoes, and take samples home. Bring your lunch and hand pruners or scissors.

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Integrated Pest Management With Mike Leventry Three Thursdays: July 13 to 27 10 am – 2:30 pm $185

Every garden is home to a host of life. Unfortunately, some of the six- and eightlegged inhabitants are detrimental to the health and survival of plants. Learn how to manage insect pests in your garden using a sustainable “toolbox” approach. Focus on integrated pest management techniques as well as the identification of both harmful and beneficial organisms. Go home knowing how to control pests in your garden using safe, wildlife-friendly practices. Bring your lunch.

Plant Disease Management With Robert Mulrooney Two Fridays: August 4 & 11 10 am – 2:30 pm $125

Gardening with nature requires knowledge of the various pathogenic fungi, bacteria, and viruses that affect native plants and the environmental conditions that lead to infection. Become your own plant health detective and learn the signs and symptoms of the most common plant diseases in our landscapes. Study disease life cycles and discuss management strategies for prevention and control, then implement them in your garden. Bring your lunch.


CERTIFICATE CLASSES

Ecosystems and Plant Communities

With Dorothy C. Abbott and William McAvoy Three Wednesdays: August 16 to 30 10 am – 3:30 pm $245 (Materials included) Explore the dynamic and diverse plant communities present in our area. Learn how ecology, geology, hydrology, plants, and animals, all interact to create healthy ecosystems through classroom study and field trips. Understand the complexities of these communities and how this information influences your home landscaping decisions. Enrich your learning with resources including the Flora of Delaware Online Database and A Guide to Delaware Vegetation Communities. Bring your lunch.

Inviting Wildlife into the Garden

Native Plants of Fall

With Eileen Boyle and David Korbonits Six Wednesdays: September 13 to October 18 Optional exam: October 25 10 am – 12 pm $185 As the days get cooler and nights grow longer, attractive fall plants offer captivating flowers, enticing fruit, and stunning leaf color. They also provide much needed food for resident and migrating birds and other wildlife. Learn to identify 60 beautiful and functional native trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials that can enhance your garden. Through lecture and outdoor labs, examine the identifying characteristics, preferred site conditions, and the environmental significance of each plant.  

With Eileen Boyle, Kelly Gill, Joe Sebastiani, Derek Stoner, Mary Ellen Taylor, and Jim White Three Fridays: September 8 to 22 10 am – 3:30 pm $245 (Materials included) Transform your landscape into a garden that attracts a wealth of beneficial wildlife, including birds, bees, butterflies, and amphibians. Unlock the important connections between the roles of pollinators, the habitats they require, and the plants that feed them. Explore Mt. Cuba Center’s naturalistic gardens to observe native bees in action, and discover the best native plants for migrating and resident birds, especially hummingbirds. Learn ways to include water features that support amphibians, damselflies, and bats, and take your home landscape to a new level that sustains wildlife year-round. Bring your lunch.

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Petscaping: Creating Pet-Friendly Gardens With Vincent Simeone Saturday, May 6 1 – 2 pm $20

Balancing the needs of our beloved family pets with the desire to have a healthy and beautiful landscape can be challenging for gardeners. Vincent provides many helpful ideas and techniques to reduce wear and tear on your prized plantings including using appropriate and durable surfaces, avoiding toxic plants, and creative container plantings. Make your yard safe and enjoyable for dogs, cats, and their human companions.

Native Hydrangeas: Out of the Wild and Into the Garden With Fred Spicer Thursday, June 22 6 – 7 pm $20

Hydrangeas are popular shrubs valued by gardeners for their showy flowers and unique foliage. Fred Spicer, Executive Vice President and Director of the Chicago Botanic Garden, describes the natural habitats, ornamental features, optimal care, and garden uses of our four native hydrangea species and 20 different cultivars, both modern and traditional. Learn how to creatively include these beautiful, trouble-free, and easy-to-grow native shrubs in your garden.

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GARDENING CLASSES

Shady Spring Container With Marty White Friday, April 28 10:30 am – 12:30 pm $45

Add a bit of springtime flair to your patio, deck, or entryway with a container of shadeloving perennials. Unravel the secrets of design as you combine native plants into a stunning display that lasts throughout the season.

Sunny Summer Container

CONTAIN YOUR ENTHUSIASM! If you love container gardens but don’t know where to start, then this series of classes is for you! Create combinations of native plants that are aesthetically pleasing, easy to care for, and become miniature habitats that support our resident pollinators. Each course begins with a short walk through our gardens, followed by classroom instruction on the basics of planting and maintaining healthy containers, including proper soil mixes, watering requirements, and design considerations. Give your deck, patio, or terrace a new, bold look this year! $125 for all three or $45 per course Bring pruners, gardening gloves, and your own container (15 inches wide and at least 10 inches deep). We supply the rest.

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With Marty White Friday, June 23 10:30 am – 12:30 pm $45

Use bold foliage as the focal point for a summer container that steals the show. Interweave softer, finer textured plants and add some brightly colored flowers to create an imaginative and eye-catching addition to your deck or patio.

Fresh Fall Container With Marty White Friday, September 15 10:30 am – 12:30 pm $45

Usher in the cool days and vibrant colors of fall with an informal, natural looking arrangement this season. Combine autumn-flowering perennials with richly textured foliage plants to create a warm and welcoming mood to your porch, walkway, or front door.


GARDENING CLASSES

Resilient Rain Garden Plants With Connie Schmotzer Friday, March 24 10 am – 12 pm $30

Rain gardens do double duty in our landscapes: they clean and infiltrate storm water and become an oasis for butterflies, songbirds, and pollinators. Proper plant selection and placement are vital to a welldesigned, functional rain garden. Learn how to select and plant colorful, hardy plants for these specialized gardens based on sun/shade patterns, wet/dry conditions, and seasonal flowering habits.

Moss Madness Workshop

With Alice Waegel and Marcie Weigelt Friday, March 31 1 – 3:30 pm $55 (Materials included) Moss, one of nature’s oldest and most prolific groundcovers, softens the hard edges of a garden with its calming evergreen presence. Learn a variety of native moss species and how to successfully grow these miniature marvels at home. Then, create a moss garden in a 14” round hypertufa container and embellish it with twigs, stones, and newly sprouted ferns. Bring a piece of serenity into your life!

Workshop: Planting Trees Correctly

With Duncan Himmelman, PhD and Gus Miller Section A: Saturday, April 29 Section B: Thursday, May 11 10 – 11:30 am $25 Most newly planted trees die within the first growing season! Preventing this is easy if you plant the tree correctly and care for it properly. Using professional, up-to-date horticultural techniques, Gus Miller, a Grounds Maintenance Technician at Mt. Cuba Center, will show you how to dig and size the planting hole, prepare the rootball, water, prune correctly, and successfully reduce transplant shock. Bring garden gloves and be prepared to work outdoors.

Top Ten Trees and Shrubs for Wildlife With Nancy Bell Wednesday, May 10 10 – 11:30 am $25

Do you like feeding birds in winter, watching fledglings in summer, or observing butterflies and hummingbirds? Join Nancy Bell, ardent gardener and radio host, as she discusses the attributes of the top ten trees and shrubs for wildlife in our area. Learn which features to consider when making plant selections for your yard, then take a walk in the garden to see them firsthand.

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GARDENING CLASSES

Wildflower Identification: Field Guide Basics With Karen Travers Friday, May 19 (Rain Date: Friday, May 26) 9:30 am – 12 pm $25

Field guides are a valuable resource for identifying wildflowers, and they come in a wide variety of styles. Practice using several different guides to identify desirable native flowers and invasive aliens at a nearby natural area. Come away with stronger plant ID skills, a greater understanding of our local flora, and how plant communities are influenced by site conditions such as slope, soil type, and sun/ shade patterns. Dress for the weather, bring a water bottle and snack, and wear sturdy shoes for hiking on moderate slopes.

Workshop: Build a Bog Container With Emily Tinalli and Marcie Weigelt Saturday, May 20 10 am – 12:30 pm $65 (Materials included)

Bogs are one of the most fascinating, beautiful, and fragile habitats in our coastal plains. Start with an overview of the unique qualities of bogs and the species that inhabit them, including native orchids, pitcher plants, sundews, and even cranberries. Then tour Mt. Cuba Center’s bog garden and observe the special adaptations plants have evolved to survive this distinctive habitat. Finally, construct your own colorful and captivating bog garden in a container. Learn how to create the conditions necessary for growing these exceptional plants and proper long-term maintenance techniques. With a little effort, you can have a container garden bursting with beauty and a touch of drama.

Weeds 101

With Scott Freedman and Duncan Himmelman, PhD Wednesday, May 24 10 am – 1 pm $45 Weeds are an inevitable nuisance for gardeners, so being able to accurately ID them helps keep them at bay! Learn how to recognize the most common annual and perennial lawn and garden weeds in our area using leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds. Ecologically friendly methods of managing weed infestations are discussed and demonstrated. Participants are welcome to bring in specimens for identification.

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GARDENING CLASSES

Basics of Garden Care

Native Vines

Improve your gardening skills by incorporating more efficient ways to maintain and manage your landscape. Proper techniques for watering, mulching, weeding, cutting back perennials, and deadheading will be covered by Susan Boss, Mt. Cuba Center’s Entrance Landscape Horticulturist. Leave with the practical information needed to care for your garden using simple, effective, and sustainable methods.

Whether scrambling over a split rail fence or cascading from a rustic arbor, vines give height, structure, and visual interest to the landscape while enhancing the ecological value of a garden. Learn how to use and grow native vines that have colorful flowers and provide shelter, food, and nectar to resident and visiting wildlife. Gardeners of all levels will benefit from this addition to their horticultural expertise.

Shade Garden Success

Workshop: Pruning Trees Correctly

Woodland gardens in both light and deep shade can be profoundly beautiful blends of texture, color, and interest. Learn the difference between deep shade and dappled shade and the significance of healthy soil with layers of natural, organic mulch. Explore the diversity of native perennials and shrubs that thrive in shaded gardens with a focus on flowering season, foliage texture, and mature size. Complete the experience with a tour of our remarkable woodland gardens.

Pruning young trees to create strong structural branching leads to healthier, longer-lived mature specimens. Scott Kelley and Bill Trescott, Mt. Cuba Center’s ISA Certified Arborists®, discuss how to make wise health-care decisions for trees of different ages and demonstrate proper, professional pruning techniques. The morning lecture and demonstrations are followed by an afternoon workshop with supervised, handson pruning of various tree species. Leave with a pruning plan for keeping your trees healthy and looking great. Please bring lunch and sharpened pruners.

With Susan Boss Thursday, May 25 10 – 11:30 am $25

With Nancy Bell Wednesday, May 31 10 am – 12:30 pm $45

With Nancy Bell Friday, June 2 10 – 11:30 am $25

With Scott Kelley and William Trescott Saturday, June 10 10:30 am – 2:30 pm $60

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Workshop: Color in the Garden

Milkweeds for Monarchs

Color is one of the most noticeable ways of expressing your personality in the garden. Learn how to effectively use color when choosing plants and how the principles of color theory can help you determine the combination that works best for you. Whether you’re a novice gardener or an expert, discover the ways color can create different moods, brighten a shady area, and enhance your garden space.

Help our monarch butterfly populations survive and reproduce by planting native milkweeds. David Korbonits, Mt. Cuba Center’s Meadow Horticulturist, discusses the monarch’s life history, our local milkweed species and how to grow them, and related plants that create a beneficial butterfly environment. A walk through our meadow highlights milkweed species you can add to your garden.

With Eva Monheim Wednesday, June 14 10 am – 1 pm $45

Please go to the online class description at mtcubacenter.org/classes for a detailed list of required materials, or call 302.239.8807 to have a list sent to you.

Grow a Pollinator Garden With Eileen Boyle Friday, June 16 10:30 am – 12 pm $35 (Materials included)

Transform your garden into an ecologically diverse paradise for beetles, butterflies, and other pollinators. Learn which plants provide pollen and nectar to our native pollinators, how to site the garden, and the basic steps for creating suitable habitats for these allimportant community workers. Leave with a kit of native plants, a simple design, and easy-touse instructions to make and maintain your own pollinator garden.

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With David Korbonits Thursday, June 29 10 am – 12 pm $30

Small Space Gardening With Nancy Bell Friday, July 14 10 am – 12 pm $30

Small spaces can provide big impact and fulfill your need to entertain, relax, and engage with nature. Learn the importance of scale when selecting plants and the value of using every available surface as efficiently as possible. From colorful perennials and compact shrubs to small flowering trees, transform your tiny bit of paradise into a beautiful and functional garden. Leave with a list of hardy native plants for sunny, shady, wet, or dry sites.


GARDENING CLASSES

Fabulous Phlox

Designing with Native Plants

Garden phlox (Phlox paniculata), a staple of gardens since colonial times, is one of the most recognizable and popular perennials today. Large clusters of colorful flowers bloom for as long as six weeks and provide nectar for dozens of butterfly species. George Coombs, Mt. Cuba Center’s Research Horticulturist, highlights the breadth of diversity within this group of native plants and discusses the top performing selections from a three-year evaluation program. Learn which cultivars are mildew resistant and attract the most pollinators, and enjoy a trip through the Trial Garden while the phlox are in peak bloom.

Native plants can connect our designed landscapes to the larger natural world, provide high-quality habitat, and dazzle us with their beauty. Travis Beck, Mt. Cuba Center’s Director of Horticulture, discusses when to apply different definitions of “native” and shows examples of beautifully designed gardens in a variety of styles, from edgy urban to neatly formal. Learn a variety of strategies for selecting the right plants for the project and discover how to manage some of the unique design challenges when using native plants.

With George Coombs Thursday, July 20 10 – 11:30 am $25

With Travis Beck, ASLA Thursday, September 14 10:30 am – 12 pm $25

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conservation classes


Hike the Mt. Cuba Center to Ashland Loop

With Joe Sebastiani and Nathan Shampine Wednesday, April 19 (Rain Date: Wednesday, April 26) 9 am – 1:30 pm $20 Join Nathan Shampine, Natural Lands Manager at Mt. Cuba Center, and Joe Sebastiani, Manager at Ashland Nature Center, in this behind-the-scenes trek from Mt. Cuba Center, through Red Clay Reservation, to Ashland Nature Center, and back. Enjoy the spring ephemerals of our unique Piedmont landscape while passing an American chestnut plantation, walking through meadows and forested habitats, and visiting a reforestation experiment along the way. Dress for the weather, bring a water bottle and lunch, and be prepared for an extensive hike through hilly terrain.

Trillium Treasureland: Field Trip to Shenks Ferry With Tim Draude Saturday, April 22 7:30 am – 3 pm $65

Experience thousands of trilliums surrounded by Virginia bluebells, Dutchman’s breeches, white trout lilies, and other spring ephemerals at Shenks Ferry Wildflower Preserve. Learn the ecology and geology of the area and how this unique wildflower treasure came to be. Complete the day with a private garden tour to see additional trillium species and other spring ephemerals. A copy of Trilliums of Mt. Cuba Center is included in the registration fee. Bring your lunch and be prepared for hiking uneven terrain. Class size is limited. Although van transportation is available from Mt. Cuba Center, carpooling is encouraged since parking at Shenks Ferry is limited. For more information on travel arrangements, email education@mtcubacenter.org or call 302.239.8807.

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CONSERVATION CLASSES

Workshop: Habitat Restoration

With Mt. Cuba Center Natural Lands Staff Part 1: Friday, May 5 Part 2: Wednesday, August 2 Part 3: Friday, October 6 10 am – 12 pm $75 Non-native invasive plants are taking over our natural habitats and competing with native species for the same resources. Nate Shampine, Mt. Cuba Center’s Natural Lands Manager, and staff will take you through the process of habitat restoration to improve ecosystem function. This hands-on, threepart series begins with the identification and removal of non-native plants in a specified area of our Natural Lands followed by a site maintenance and management segment and ending with preparing and planting the area using sound ecological practices. This workshop offers a unique opportunity to work alongside professional land managers to experience a complete habitat restoration project. Dress for working in the field and bring water and insect repellent.

Nature at Night

With Eileen Hazard and Lou Schurter Wednesday, May 10 (Rain Date: Wednesday, May 17) 7:30 – 9 pm Adults: $15 Children (10-years and older accompanied by an adult): $10 Experience the magic of our Natural Lands beneath the evening sky and learn to appreciate nature’s beauty on a completely new level. Walk through woods, gardens, and meadows, listen for spring peepers and frogs calling their mates, and be on the lookout for animals waking up after a long winter’s sleep. Dress for the weather, bring a flashlight or headlamp, and wear sturdy walking shoes. Finish up with refreshments and conversation about your moonlit walk.

Native Plants for Nesting Birds With Derek Stoner Wednesday, May 17 10 am – 12 pm $30

There are many wonderful native trees and shrubs for your landscape that provide necessary cover for nesting birds, including Northern Cardinals, American Robins, and Eastern Towhees. Learn which plants create backyard habitats that will entice birds to reproduce in your yard. Complete the day with a tour of our gardens to search for nests, look for feeding birds, and identify the plants that are most attractive to them.

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CONSERVATION CLASSES

Native Orchids of Delaware With Phil Oyerly Thursday, May 18 1 – 3 pm $30

Learn about native orchids growing in your own back yard! Delaware is home to 38 species of orchids, some rare and endangered, including lady slippers, coral roots, and whorled pogonias. Phil Oyerly, founding member of the Native Orchid Conference, describes the habitats of Delaware’s native orchids, their unique floral characteristics, and where they are distributed throughout the state. A guided tour of the orchids in our naturalistic gardens concludes the session.

Wild Mushroom Foraging With Tugrul DeLuce Saturday, June 24 10 am – 12:30 pm $40

Many species of magnificent mushrooms may be growing in your own back yard. Join Tug DeLuce of the Chester County Mycological Association in search of seasonally available wild mushrooms in Mt. Cuba Center’s Natural Lands. Learn some basic fungal biology and how to identify edible mushrooms, including lilac boletes, black trumpets, and turkey tails. Dress for the weather, bring a water bottle and snack, and wear sturdy shoes for hiking on moderate slopes.

Hedgerows for Pollinators With Kelly Gill Saturday, July 8 10 am – 1 pm $45

Hedgerows are “living fences” that provide visual screens and windbreaks between neighbors. When composed of wildlifefriendly perennials, shrubs, and trees, they can provide shelter and food for a host of insects and animals and become a travel lane for migratory birds. Kelly Gill of the Xerxes Society presents the steps in planning, site preparation, and planting a pollinator hedgerow on your property.

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CONSERVATION CLASSES

Field Trip: Exploring Native Orchids With Bob Sprague Saturday, August 5 (Rain Date: Sunday, August 6) 8:30 am – 3:30 pm $65

The Pine Barrens are not so barren after all! Join orchid specialist Bob Sprague for an extraordinary, up-close look at native orchids in their natural habitat. Explore unique sites in the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve to see these gems as well as their botanical companions, including sphagnum moss, pitcher plants, cranberries, pitch pines, and other bog dwellers. Bring your lunch and be prepared for hiking and getting your feet wet. Class size is limited. Although van transportation is available from Mt. Cuba Center, carpooling is encouraged. For more information on travel arrangements, email education@mtcubacenter.org or call 302.239.8807. For those preferring to meet at the site, driving instructions are provided upon registration.

Hummingbirds: Dynamic Aviators With Hank Davis Thursday, August 10 (Rain Date: Thursday, August 17) 5:30 – 7:30 pm $30

Ruby-throated hummingbirds are amazing creatures, traveling from their spring breeding grounds in eastern North America to wintering sites in Mexico and Central America. Learn about their life cycle, migration patterns, and the plants that attract and sustain them. Then stroll through the garden in search of these dynamic aviators seeking their evening meal.

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Workshop: Monarch Butterfly Tagging With Katelin Frase and Jessica Lister Saturday, September 16 10 am – 12 pm $30

Experience the magnificent monarch butterfly migration as they venture south to Mexico for the winter. Learn how to net and tag monarchs in an effort to collect vital information on their migratory pathways, the influence of weather on the migration, and the survival rate of the butterflies. Join Mt. Cuba Center and Environmental Concern educators and participate in this nation-wide effort to ensure monarch conservation strategies are helping prevent the extinction of this important pollinator.


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art classes Painting Dogwood Flowers With Robin Jess Thursday to Saturday: May 4 – 6 10 am – 3:30 pm $190

The beautiful white bracts of the flowering dogwood tree light up the spring woods and add sparkle to your painting. Study dogwood’s unique floral structure while learning to correctly paint white and yellow botanical subjects in watercolor. Also included is an introduction to white gouache on tinted paper. Dogwood is a cooperative subject for artists because its long-lasting blooms allow time to complete several good studies or a small painting. Compositional options will also be explored. Bring your lunch. Please go to the online class description at mtcubacenter.org/classes for a detailed list of required materials, or call 302.239.8807 to have a list sent to you.


ART CLASSES

Intro to Drawing Spring Wildflowers

Workshop: Macro Photography

Discover the fascinating details of spring wildflowers in this relaxed, beginner-level class. Develop basic drawing skills through observing and sketching a variety of flowers, leaves, and branches from our unique collections. Explore line, shape, and form, and follow up with instructor demonstrations. Plenty of exercises will give you confidence in drawing the first flowers of spring. No previous art experience needed.

Macro photography can help you take a great portrait of a bee’s face or capture the tiny details of a flower, revealing the beauty of the natural world that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Learn how to apply macro and close-up photography techniques to improve your skills rendering miniature subjects. Doug Wechsler, professional wildlife and nature photographer, author, and former director of the largest collection of bird photographs in the world (VIREO), will review and demonstrate the equipment needed to achieve your macro photography goals. Build confidence through individual instruction, daily critiques, and lots of practice in this two-day workshop.

With Margaret Saylor Four Thursdays: April 6 to 27 10 am – 1 pm $150

Please go to the online class description at mtcubacenter.org/classes for a detailed list of required materials, or call 302.239.8807 to have a list sent to you.

Spring Photography Stroll With Chris Starr Saturday, April 29 (Rain Date: Sunday, April 30) 7 – 11 am $25

Enjoy this early morning opportunity to capture the beauty of spring in the gardens of Mt. Cuba Center. Photographers of all experience levels receive professional guidance on the technical and aesthetic elements of photography from Chris Starr, an extraordinary photographer. Be creative, find inspiration, and leave with a better understanding of how to take outstanding shots. Bring your camera, lenses, tripod, and camera manual.

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With Doug Wechsler Two Fridays: June 2 & 16 7 am – 12 pm $150

Please go to the online class description at mtcubacenter.org/classes for a detailed list of required materials, or call 302.239.8807 to have a list sent to you.

Wildflower Centerpieces With Ken Norman, AIFD Thursday, June 15 10 am – 12 pm $55 (Materials included)

Bring the bounty and beauty of native flowers indoors this season with a fresh floral arrangement. Learn how to create a natural, organic look using wildflowers, native greenery, and everyday glass vases. Craft three simple, elegant pieces that are ideal for an informal wedding reception, evening cocktail party, or dining al fresco. A tour of the Sunny Border and South Garden is included for inspiration.


ART CLASSES

Nature-Inspired Earrings

Workshop: Interactive Leaf Locket

Be inspired by the beautiful foliage and flowers in our native plant gardens. Learn how to make nature-themed earrings with prepared supplies including handmade or rolled paper, foraged materials, and organic, pre-cut craft shapes. Demonstrations of various techniques and one-on-one instruction help you create unique and colorful jewelry. Leave with two pairs of earrings for the summer season!

Express your love of the natural world by wearing jewelry made from it. Michele Judge, a local jewelry artist, leads you through the process of creating a locket that showcases native plants and allows you to change the plants with your changing mood. Learn to see the environment around you with a new set of eyes in this hands-on workshop and wear a piece of nature home.

Craft a Fairy House

Making Handcrafted Soap

Children – and those young at heart – love to play in the woods, so building a fairy house is a great way to gain a better appreciation of the natural world and exercise the imagination! Work with foraged twigs, bark, leaves, cones, and other botanicals to construct an enchanting abode for fairies, elves, and pixies for your garden. Turn a walk in the woods into magical memories with your favorite youngster! Dress for the weather.

Soap making has a fascinating history extending back to the founding of our country. Nichole Gerding, of Thankful Sage Farm School, shares her knowledge of both modern and ancient techniques, including the role of lye, saponification, and proper curing methods, and then demonstrates making cold process soap from start to finish. Everyone will get hands-on experience making a melt-and-pour soap that includes natural and local botanicals. Leave with a bar of cold process soap and some simple recipes you can try at home.

With Maggie Brock and Monica Moran Saturday, July 15 10 am – 1 pm $47 (Materials included)

With Nancy Bell and Aaron Greenberg Saturday, July 22 (Rain Date: Sunday, July 23) 10 am – 12:30 pm Children (ages 5–17): $10 Adults: $15

With Michele Judge Saturday, July 29 10 am – 12:30 pm $75 (Materials included)

With Nichole Gerding Saturday, August 12 10 am – 12 pm $35 (Materials included)

Children ages 5 to 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

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ART CLASSES

Garden Crafts Uncorked!

With Mt. Cuba Center Staff Fridays: June 9, July 14, and August 11 $20 per class or $55 for all three (Ages 21 and over) Enjoy a night out with friends at Mt. Cuba Center. Unwind as you sip wine, snack on cheese and crackers, and create garden masterpieces from native plants, recycled materials, and organic products. We provide the crafts – you bring the wine and company!

Wonderful Wind Chimes

Girls’ Night Out: Play with Clay!

Add the magic of soothing, calming tones to your yard with hand-crafted wind chimes. Combine a variety of natural elements such as twigs, pinecones, or seedpods with found objects like keys, beads, and other treasures to create a simple “musical instrument” that is eye-catching and produces pleasant sounds on a breezy day. Bring something from home to personalize your creation!

Grab a friend and your favorite wine for a funfilled girls’ night out! Using flowers, leaves, and stems as inspiration, make embossed jewelry, decorative garden labels, little planter pots, or other pieces with air-drying clay. From rustic to refined, your nature-inspired and stylish crafts become lasting reminders of summer’s beauty.

Friday, June 9 6 – 7:30 pm $20 (Materials included)

Friday, July 14 6 – 7:30 pm $20 (Materials included)

Leaf Casting Workshop Friday, August 11 6 – 7:30 pm $20 (Materials included)

Encapsulate the splendor of nature in a durable and functional piece of garden art. Make a cement casting of a leaf using real foliage as the mold. The cupped leaf sculpture creates a miniature water feature, attracting birds and butterflies to your garden. It’s sure to add a new dimension to your backyard retreat. Wear old clothes and bring a pair of sturdy rubber gloves.

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wellness classes Immerse yourself in the tranquility of our pastoral setting, reconnect with nature, and commit to being well this year. Welcome spring with a weekly walk in our Natural Lands; achieve harmony and balance through t’ai chi; or take a soothing yoga class and leave feeling renewed and restored. In the event of inclement weather, yoga and t’ai chi classes will be held indoors.Participants in any exercise program are encouraged to make sure exercise is approved by their physician. Wellness classes are presented for informational purposes only and are not intended for self-medication.

WELLNESS SATURDAY

Take the first steps towards a healthy, happy, and balanced life in this one-day program. Reduce stress, improve your physical strength, and open yourself up to new experiences by focusing on natural processes that enhance well-being. Start your journey to wellness surrounded by the beauty of Mt. Cuba Center’s gardens. Bring your lunch. Saturday, June 3 (Rain Date: Sunday, June 4) 9:30 am – 1:30 pm Register for three sessions of your choosing. Mix it up! $35 (15 people per session) Yoga Engaging in yoga promotes relaxation and increased physical strength. Practice stretching techniques that can improve your flexibility, posture, spinal alignment and core body strength. Session A: 9:30 – 10:30 am Session B: 11 am – 12 pm Session C: 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Moving Meditation Focus your mind and finetune your sensory awareness as you feel the air, experience the impression of the land beneath your feet, take in floral fragrances, and hear distant bird calls in this one-hour nature walk. Enjoy deepening your relationship with the natural world. Session A: 9:30 – 10:30 am Session B: 11 am – 12 pm Session C: 12:30 – 1:30 pm

T’ai Chi Improve your balance and increase your range of motion in this graceful, slow-moving form of martial art. T’ai chi has been called the “perfect exercise” because it is accessible to everyone, regardless of age or fitness level. Session A: 9:30 – 10:30 am Session B: 11 am – 12 pm Session C: 12:30 – 1:30 pm


WELLNESS CLASSES Spring Fitness Walks

With Eileen Hazard and Lou Schurter Section A: Fridays, April 21 to May 26 (Rain Date, June 2) Section B: Fridays, June 9 to July 14 (Rain Date, July 21) 8:30 – 9:30 am $30 for each six-week session Enjoy the natural beauty of Mt. Cuba Center’s gardens, forests, and meadows this spring and experience stunning displays of early season ephemerals followed by flowering trees, shrubs, and native perennials. Improve your health, engage with our staff, and explore our extensive walking trails. Dress for the weather, bring a water bottle, and be prepared for hilly terrain.

Yoga

With Michael Fahey Section A: Wednesdays, May 10 to June 14 Section B: Wednesdays, June 21 to July 26 Section C: Wednesdays, September 6 to October 11 5:15 – 6:15 pm $60 for each six-week session Increase your range of motion, core body strength, and flexibility through the practice of yoga in a lovely garden setting. No experience is necessary. Bring a yoga mat, towel, and wear comfortable clothing. (Ages 18 and over)

T’ai Chi Chih®

With Jessica Lewis Section A: Thursdays, May 18 to July 6 Section B: Thursdays, July 13 to August 31 7:30 – 8:30 am $70 for each eight-week session Interested in a gentle moving meditation that helps dissolve tension, reduce chronic pain, and improve balance while increasing focus and joy? T’ai Chi Chih is based on the ancient Chinese principles of activation, balancing, and circulation of energy (chi). Comfortable clothing is recommended.

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Meditation Retreat

With Neil Meisel Sunday, June 11 (Rain Date: Sunday, June 25) 10 am – 4 pm Pay what feels right for you: $30 to $75 (To register, call 302.239.8807) Through guided meditation, nature walks, or seated contemplation, expand your mind and fine-tune your senses to focus on gentle breezes, patterns in the landscape, floral fragrances, skittering dragonflies, and an abundance of new experiences. Let meditation deepen your relationship with nature in this all-day retreat.

Weeds for Wellness

With Holly Poole-Kavana Sunday, June 25 10 am – 1 pm $45 Herbalist Holly Poole-Kavana leads a walk to explore medicinal uses of the plants we take for granted, with attention to plant identification, harvest considerations, and preparation. After the walk, gather for a hands-on demonstration of processing some of the plants and leave having experienced finding and making healing agents from local weeds.

Aromatherapy in the Garden With Susan Bara Sunday, July 9 1 – 3 pm $25 (Materials included)

Immerse yourself in the scents of summer and discover how fragrant plants enhance your wellbeing. Based on the principles of aromatherapy and sensory engagement, unlock the mystery of volatile oils and learn how they benefit both plants and humans. Learn how to craft a scented body oil and make a dream pillow to take home as a reminder of your experience.


STUDENT & VOLUNTEER INFORMATION Registration All classes are available for registration online at mtcubacenter.org or by calling 302.239.4244. Many classes fill quickly, so please register early to avoid disappointment. If your confirmation states “Wait List”, you will be called or emailed if an opening occurs. Season Passes Passholders receive a 10% discount on Ecological Gardening Certificate courses. To purchase a Season Pass, please call 302.239.4244 or go online to mtcubacenter.org Payment & Refunds Payment is required upon registration. Refunds are issued if registration is withdrawn at least seven days in advance of the scheduled start date or if the class is cancelled. Class Cancellations & Garden Closures Occasionally we may cancel classes due to inclement weather, insufficient registration, or unforeseen circumstances. For updated information regarding closures and cancellations, call 302.239.4244 (option 3) or visit mtcubacenter.org Student Information • Many classes are held outdoors. Please dress for the weather conditions and wear sturdy shoes as walking paths may be uneven. • Sunscreen, hats, and insect spray are recommended. • Due to our rolling terrain and mulched paths, the use of wheelchairs is limited. • Programs are held rain or shine unless specified otherwise. • Be advised that certain classes may be recorded and videotaped for educational or promotional purposes. • Please call 302.239.4244 or email education@mtcubacenter.org with questions or concerns.

Continuing Education Units Most Mt. Cuba Center classes are approved for continuing education credits through organizations that serve arborists, certified nursery professionals, landscape architects and designers, organic growers, and other green industry professionals. Class descriptions with the CEU icon qualify for professional development hours with accrediting agencies. For more up-to-date information, please visit mtcubacenter.org/education

Volunteer Opportunities Mt. Cuba Center seeks volunteers and citizen scientists who are passionate about ecological gardening, conserving natural habitats, and contributing to a greater understanding of environmental health. Help us achieve our mission by assisting in our Gardens or Natural Lands, monitoring the feeding habits of butterflies, engaging with our visitors, or working alongside staff on officebased or outdoor projects. Volunteers receive a Friends & Family Season Pass and the opportunity to take free classes, along with other privileges. Interested in learning more about our volunteer program? Contact Eileen Hazard at ehazard@mtcubacenter.org or 302.239.8812.

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INSTRUCTOR PROFILES Dorothy C. Abbott Dot is the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension Agent for Renewable Resources. She provides educational and outreach programs in urban and rural communities on forestry-related topics, including tree identification and health diagnostics. Susan Bara Sue is an experienced herbalist with a special interest in native plant use and ethnobotany. She is also a teacher-naturalist and habitat steward with the Delaware Nature Society. Susan Barton, PhD Sue is an extension specialist and associate professor in the Plant and Soil Sciences Department at the University of Delaware. She helped develop the Plants for a Livable Delaware program and, in 2007, received the Ratledge Award for service from the University of Delaware. Travis Beck, ASLA Travis is the Director of Horticulture at Mt. Cuba Center and holds a master’s degree in Horticulture from Ohio State University. He is a registered landscape architect and author of Principles of Ecological Landscape Design, which applies current scientific thinking to the design and management of sustainable landscapes. Nancy Bell Nancy is the Education and Garden Coach Coordinator at Gateway Garden Center in Hockessin. She has Certificates of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design from Longwood Gardens and currently hosts The Garden Clinic, a radio call-in talk show. Susan Boss Sue is the Mt. Cuba Center Entrance Landscape Horticulturist responsible for the gardens along the entrance drive. Previously, she was a gardener at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library for 11 years. Eileen Boyle Eileen is the Director of Education and Research at Mt. Cuba Center. She loves teaching about plants and their relationships with birds and butterflies. Previously, she was the Director of Horticulture at the Philadelphia Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden. Maggie Brock Maggie is an Education and Research Assistant at Mt. Cuba Center. She earned her master’s degree in museum education and has worked at many non-profits including Grounds For Sculpture. George Coombs George is the Research Horticulturist at Mt. Cuba Center. His work includes trialing new and old cultivars of native plants to determine their horticultural and ecological value.

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Hank Davis Hank is a trained horticulturist and ardent bird photographer. He volunteers at the Delaware Nature Society and is a member of the Delmarva Ornithological Society and the Audubon Society. Tugrul DeLuce Tug grew up near Kennett Square, the mushroom cultivation capitol of the world. With nine years of field experience leading walks and forays, his expertise lies in mushroom identification and use. Susan DePietropaolo Sue is currently a Horticultural Consultant at Old Country Gardens in North Wilmington, DE, and is an award-winning landscape designer with 30 years of experience. Sue encourages the use of native plants in our landscapes and promotes ecological gardening practices. Tim Draude Tim is a botanist, ecologist, and environmental restoration consultant. He has extensively studied the lower gorge of the Susquehanna River and its adjacent glens. Michael Fahey Michael, a co-founder of the Awareness Center in Newark, is in his 45th year as a yoga practitioner. He instructs at F.I.T. in Wilmington and his classes emphasize the essentials of Iyengar yoga – focused attention on breathing and precise postural alignment – in a supportive and fun atmosphere. Katelin Frase Katelin works for Environmental Concern Inc. teaching wetland and environmental education programs to children and adults. She is a Certified Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education Environmental (MAEOE) Educator. Scott Freedman Scott is a Grounds Maintenance Technician at Mt. Cuba Center. Prior to this he managed a commercial maintenance company where he oversaw operations, equipment maintenance, scheduling, and purchasing. Shelby French Shelby is Mt. Cuba Center’s Assistant Greenhouse Manager and Propagator. Previously, Shelby worked for commercial greenhouses and in the tree care industry. She enjoys the challenges of propagating native plants. Nichole Gerding Nichole owns Thankful Sage Farm School, which focuses on the importance of keeping our deeply-rooted cultural traditions alive. The School specializes in carefully crafted small batch organic soaps and candles using historic methods and, when possible, local ingredients.


INSTRUCTOR PROFILES Kelly Gill Kelly is a pollinator conservation specialist with the Xerces Society and a partner biologist with the USDA. She provides technical support to help conserve and protect pollinators and other beneficial insects. Aaron Greenberg Aaron is a Natural Lands Steward at Mt. Cuba Center. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Wesleyan University and worked as an organic farmer and an arborist before coming to Mt. Cuba Center. Eileen Hazard Eileen is the Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator at Mt. Cuba Center, promoting our mission of ecological gardening and habitat conservation to surrounding communities and overseeing the volunteer program. Amy Highland Amy is the Director of Collections at Mt. Cuba Center. She is developing the Core Collections policy and expanding the genetic diversity of specific garden genera. Duncan Himmelman, PhD Duncan is the Education Manager at Mt. Cuba Center. He has advanced degrees in ornamental horticulture, has taught at colleges in Canada and the US, and has practiced horticulture for more than 35 years. Robin Jess Robin is the former Executive Director of the American Society of Botanical Artists. She was a freelance illustrator for Dr. Arthur Cronquist for 15 years at the NYBG and has received several fellowships and grants for her work, including the 1990 Distinguished Artist Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Michele Judge After Michele received a BFA in sculpture from the Tyler School of Art, she traveled extensively, learning crafts with people of several different cultures. Her interactive jewelry gives people the opportunity to involve themselves in selfexpression through nature. Scott Kelley Scott is Head Arborist at Mt. Cuba Center. He is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist® and qualified tree risk assessor. Renée Kemmerer Renée is Mt. Cuba Center’s Dogwood Path Area Horticulturist who continues her lifelong dream of working with native plants and exploring their natural communities. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware.

Mike Leventry Mike owns Verdant Plant Health Care, which provides environmentally responsible solutions for landscape and turf health issues. He is an ISA Certified Arborist® and has a degree in plant protection from the University of Delaware. Jessica Lewis, CPT, CNC Jessica is an accredited T’ai Chi Chih instructor and a personal trainer and nutritional counselor. Sculpt Your Life, her private practice, provides a unique blend of customized exercise routines, solid nutritional advice, and movement-based relaxation principles for a diverse population of clients. Jessica Lister Jessica is a Certified Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) with more than 13 years of experience. She is the Vice President of Restoration and the GIS Manager at Environmental Concern Inc. William McAvoy Bill is Delaware’s State Botanist. He extensively studied and published on the flora and habitats of the state. He is the lead author on a comprehensive native plant resource, Flora of Delaware Online Database. Erin McCormick Erin is a horticulturist at Mt. Cuba Center who rotates throughout the different garden areas. She is a graduate of Longwood Gardens’ Professional Gardener Program and has over 15 years of experience. Neil Meisel Neil is a co-founder of the Awareness Center in Newark, DE, where he teaches meditation and yoga. Neil has maintained an almost daily meditation practice since 1981 and believes that tuning into nature through our senses and our minds can be soothing and insightful. Gus Miller Gus has been a Grounds Maintenance Technician at Mt. Cuba Center for 15 years. He earned a Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture from Longwood Gardens, a Certificate in Ecological Gardening from Mt. Cuba Center, and is a Delaware Certified Naturalist. Eva Monheim Eva instructs in the horticulture program at Temple University, in Longwood Gardens’ Professional Gardening Program, and at Morris Arboretum. She teaches such varied subjects as plant identification, fundamentals of horticulture, and landscape design.

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INSTRUCTOR PROFILES Monica Moran Monica is a 3D mixed media artist. With a strong attraction to texture and detail, her work focuses primarily on the use of nature’s resources. Robert Mulrooney Bob is a retired Extension Plant Pathologist with the University of Delaware. He was in charge of the Diagnostic Clinic and Nematode Assay Service and conducted educational programming in Plant Pathology. Lytton John Musselman Lytton teaches ethnobotany at Old Dominion University where he is the Mary Payne Hogan Professor of Botany. His most recent books are Plants of the Chesapeake Bay and The Quick Guide to Edible Plants. Ken Norman, AIFD, PFCI Ken is a third-generation florist and has been a featured designer at the Philadelphia Flower Show. He conducts hands-on workshops, lectures, and presentations for professional and public audiences. Phil Oyerly Phil is Mt. Cuba Center’s Greenhouse Manager and a founding member of the Native Orchid Conference. He and his staff propagate and grow native plants to support the Center’s landscape and research activities. Phil is also an expert grower of native orchids. Vic Piatt Vic is a graduate of Longwood Gardens’ Professional Gardener Program. He has worked at Mt. Cuba Center for 24 years, where he has been the Plant Evaluation Gardener and Rock Outcrop/Scree Gardens Horticulturist. He is now the Gardens Manager. Holly Poole-Kavana Holly has a bachelor’s degree in botany and, in 2005, shifted her focus to herbal medicine. Since 2010, she has operated Little Red Bird Botanicals, providing individual herbal consultations, locally-grown herbal products, and education programs. Margaret Saylor Margaret is the editor/designer of ASBA’s The Botanical Artist journal. She earned a Certificate in Botanical art and Illustration, with distinction, from the NYBG. Connie Schmotzer Connie is the Consumer Horticulture Educator for Penn State Extension in York County. She coordinates the county Master Gardener Program and the statewide Pollinator Friendly Garden Certification Program. Lou Schurter Lou is a Natural Lands Steward at Mt. Cuba Center where he has managed both flora and fauna since 1993.

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Joe Sebastiani Joe is the Ashland Nature Center Manager for the Delaware Nature Society. He is passionate about birds and wildlife, founded Ashland Hawk Watch, and edits Delaware eBird, an online checklist program, for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Nathan Shampine Nate is Mt. Cuba Center’s Natural Lands Manager responsible for land conservation and developing healthy and functional ecosystems. He earned his degree in Environmental and Forest Biology from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Margaret Shillingford Margaret is the Education Coordinator at Mt. Cuba Center and a former docent. She earned a master’s degree in education from Wilmington University and is passionate about conserving the environment. Vincent Simeone Vincent is the Director of Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in New York and has authored six books, including New York and New Jersey Getting Started Garden Guide and Grow More With Less: Sustainable Garden Methods. He teaches at Farmingdale State College, contributes gardening articles to magazines and newspapers, and offers horticultural consultation services. Fred Spicer Fred is the Executive Vice President and Director of the Chicago Botanic Garden. He is a garden designer, horticulturist, and widely sought after lecturer. Bob Sprague Bob is a Charter Member and former Director of the Native Orchid Conference, President of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Orchid Society, and Chairman of the International Orchid Show at the Academy of Natural Sciences. He travels extensively to photograph native orchids and birds. Chris Starr Chris is a talented, experienced, and knowledgeable photographer who has had many roles at Mt. Cuba Center. At present, he is a member of the grounds team. Derek Stoner Derek is a past president of the Delmarva Ornithological Society and enjoys photographing nature and improving land for biodiversity. His photographs and articles have been published in many regional newspapers, magazines, and blogs. Mary Ellen Taylor Mary Ellen is a landscape designer and principal owner of Taylor Landscape Contractors, Inc. She has 30 years of experience designing and installing water features in the tristate area.


INSTRUCTOR PROFILES Jimmy Testa Jimmy is the Woods Path Horticulturist/ IPM Liaison for Mt. Cuba Center and a graduate of the Professional Gardeners Training Program at Longwood Gardens. His professional background includes propagation, arboriculture, and pest management. Emily Tinalli Emily is the Mt. Cuba Center Horticulturist responsible for the Rock Outcrop and Scree Gardens. She has a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from Farmingdale State College and enjoys gardening with native plants, working in public horticulture, and wild land adventuring. Karen Travers Karen is a professional field biologist and educator who has led natural history field trips for more than 25 years. She is a docent at Mt. Cuba Center and the past President of the Pennsbury Land Trust. William Trescott Bill has been an Arborist at Mt. Cuba Center for 25 years. He is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist® and qualified tree risk assessor. Alice Waegel, PhD Alice is a retired biology professor with over 25 years of teaching experience. She spent a sabbatical at Mt. Cuba Center identifying different native moss species and developed a moss encyclopedia. Doug Wechsler Doug has worked as a professional photographer specializing in wildlife and nature for the past 30 years, has authored 23 books, and formerly directed the largest collection of bird photographs in the world (VIREO). Marcie Weigelt Marcie is the Pond Area Horticulturist at Mt. Cuba Center where she develops, maintains, and showcases our exceptional pond landscapes. She is an experienced and avid moss and fern gardener. Claudia West Claudia is the Ecological Sales Manager at North Creek Nurseries where her work focuses on the development of stable, layered planting designs. She is the coauthor of Planting in a Post-Wild World and advocates for the use of American native plants in our landscapes. Marty White Marty is a graduate of Longwood Gardens’ Professional Gardener Program and has more than 30 years of experience in horticulture combining design with fine gardening practices. Jim White Jim has worked for the Delaware Nature Society for 35 years, currently serving as the Senior Fellow for Land and Biodiversity Management. In addition to insects, amphibians and reptiles, Jim is also keenly interested in owls.

DAVID KORBONITS Meadow Horticulturist

David Korbonits, an established horticulturist at Mt. Cuba Center, can usually be found in the Meadow planting grasses and wildflowers. He teaches classes on soil health, composting, native plants, and meadows. He’s also a gifted photographer, having earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in photography, and takes many of the pictures featured in his educational materials. Students value his engaging and conversational teaching style, leaving each class with a better appreciation for native plants and the host of living creatures that depend on them. “I try not to just give facts,” Korbonits said. “I teach my personal experience with plants, which doesn’t always follow a book.” This year, Dave will teach Enhancing Life in the Soil (pg. 18), Native Plants of Summer (pg. 20), and Native Plants of Fall (pg. 21), which are part of Mt. Cuba Center’s Ecological Gardening Certificate. He will also teach Milkweeds for Monarchs (pg. 28) in June.

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PROGRAM CALENDAR DATE COURSE

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3/4 – 4/1 3/19 3/22 – 4/12

Enhancing Life in the Soil............................................................................10 am – 2:30 pm...................18 Home Landscaping Basics: Getting Started........................................1 – 3 pm...................................12 Botany for Gardeners....................................................................................10 am – 12 pm.......................18

3/24 3/25 3/26 3/31 4/2 4/6 – 4/27 4/13 – 5/18 4/13 – 5/18 4/19 4/21 – 5/26 4/22 4/23 4/28 4/29 4/29 5/4 – 5/6 5/5, 8/2, 10/6 5/6 5/10 5/10 – 6/14 5/10 5/11 5/12 5/13 & 5/20 5/17 5/18 – 7/6 5/18 5/19 5/19 5/20 5/24 5/25 5/31 6/1 & 6/8 6/2 & 6/16 6/2 6/2 6/3

Resilient Rain Garden Plants .....................................................................10 am – 12 pm.......................25 Spring Gardening Saturday........................................................................9:30 am – 1:30 pm...............11 Home Landscaping Basics: Right Plant, Right Place........................1 – 3 pm...................................12 Moss Madness Workshop...........................................................................1 – 3:30 pm.............................25 Home Landscaping Basics: Shaping Your Garden............................1 – 3 pm...................................12 Intro to Drawing Spring Wildflowers.....................................................10 am – 1 pm.........................36 Native Plants of Spring: Section A...........................................................10 am – 12 pm.......................19 Native Plants of Spring: Section B...........................................................7 – 9 pm...................................19 Hike the Mt. Cuba Center to Ashland Loop.........................................9 am – 1:30 pm......................31 Spring Fitness Walks: Section A................................................................8:30 – 9:30 am.......................40 Field Trip: Trillium Treasureland................................................................7:30 am – 3 pm......................31 Annual Wildflower Celebration.................................................................10 am – 4 pm.......................... 8 Shady Spring Container...............................................................................10:30 am – 12:30 pm..........24 Spring Photography Stroll..........................................................................7 – 11 am.................................36 Workshop: Planting Trees Correctly: Section A.................................10 – 11:30 am.........................25 Painting Dogwood Flowers........................................................................10 am – 3:30 pm...................35 Workshop: Habitat Restoration................................................................10 am – 12 pm.......................32 Petscaping: Creating Pet-Friendly Gardens.........................................1 – 2 pm...................................23 Top Ten Trees and Shrubs for Wildlife...................................................10 – 11:30 am.........................25 Yoga: Section A................................................................................................5:15 – 6:15 pm.......................40 Nature at Night................................................................................................7:30 – 9 pm.............................32 Workshop: Planting Trees Correctly: Section B.................................10 – 11:30 am.........................25 National Public Gardens Day.....................................................................10 am – 4 pm.......................... 8 Sustainable Landscape Techniques........................................................10 am – 2:30 pm...................19 Native Plants for Nesting Birds.................................................................10 am – 12 pm.......................32 T’ai Chi Chih.......................................................................................................7:30 – 8:30 am........................40 Native Orchids of Delaware........................................................................1 – 3 pm...................................33 Wildflower Identification: Field Guide Basics......................................9:30 am – 12 pm...................26 Spring Art-In.....................................................................................................10 am – 4 pm.......................... 8 Workshop: Build a Bog Container...........................................................10 am – 12:30 pm.................26 Weeds 101.........................................................................................................10 am – 1 pm.........................26 Basics of Garden Care ..................................................................................10 – 11:30 am.........................27 Shade Garden Success..................................................................................10 am – 12:30 pm.................27 Fundamentals of Ecological Gardening................................................10 am – 2:30 pm...................19 Workshop: Macro Photography...............................................................7 am – 12 pm.........................36 Native Vines......................................................................................................10 – 11:30 am.........................27 Tastings on the Terrace................................................................................6 – 8 pm...................................13 Wellness Saturday..........................................................................................9:30 am – 1:30 pm...............39


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6/7 – 7/19 6/9 – 7/14 6/9

Native Plants of Summer..............................................................................10 am – 12 pm......................20 Spring Fitness Walks: Section B.................................................................8:30 – 9:30 am.......................40 Wonderful Wind Chimes..............................................................................6 – 7:30 pm.............................38

6/10 6/11 6/14 6/15 6/16 6/17 & 6/24 6/21 – 7/26 6/22 6/23 6/24 6/25 6/29 7/8 7/9 7/13 – 8/31 7/13 – 7/27 7/14 7/14 7/15 7/20 7/22 7/23 7/29 8/3 & 8/10 8/4 & 8/11 8/5 8/9 8/10 8/11 8/12 8/16 – 8/30 9/6 – 10/11 9/8 – 9/22 9/13 – 10/18 9/14 9/15 9/16 9/27 – 9/29

Workshop: Pruning Trees Correctly.........................................................10:30 am – 2:30 pm............27 Meditation Retreat .........................................................................................10 am – 4 pm.........................40 Workshop: Color in the Garden.................................................................10 am – 1 pm.........................28 Wildflower Centerpieces...............................................................................10 am – 12 pm......................36 Grow a Pollinator Garden.............................................................................10:30 am – 12 pm................28 Plant Propagation............................................................................................10 am – 2:30 pm...................20 Yoga: Section B.................................................................................................5:15 – 6:15 pm.......................40 Native Hydrangeas..........................................................................................6 – 7 pm...................................23 Sunny Summer Container............................................................................10:30 am – 12:30 pm..........24 Wild Mushroom Foraging............................................................................10 am – 12:30 pm................33 Weeds for Wellness........................................................................................10 am – 1 pm.........................40 Milkweeds for Monarchs..............................................................................10 am – 12 pm......................28 Hedgerows for Pollinators ..........................................................................10 am – 1 pm.........................33 Aromatherapy in the Garden......................................................................1 – 3 pm...................................40 T’ai Chi Chih: Section B..................................................................................7:30 – 8:30 am.......................40 Integrated Pest Management....................................................................10 am – 2:30 pm...................20 Small Space Gardening.................................................................................10 am – 12 pm......................28 Girls’ Night Out: Play with Clay!.................................................................6 – 7:30 pm.............................38 Nature-Inspired Earrings..............................................................................10 am – 1 pm.........................37 Fabulous Phlox..................................................................................................10 – 11:30 am........................29 Craft a Fairy House..........................................................................................10 am – 12:30 pm................37 Summer Splash.................................................................................................10 am – 4 pm ........................ 9 Workshop: Interactive Leaf Locket...........................................................10 am – 12:30 pm................37 Workshop: Ecological Garden Design.....................................................10 am – 3:30 pm...................14 Plant Disease Management.........................................................................10 am – 2:30 pm...................20 Field Trip: Exploring Native Orchids........................................................8:30 am – 3:30 pm...............34 Workshop: Plant Health Care Diagnostics............................................10 am – 3:30 pm...................14 Hummingbirds: Dynamic Aviators............................................................5:30 – 7:30 pm.......................34 Leaf Casting Workshop.................................................................................6 – 7:30 pm.............................38 Making Handcrafted Soap...........................................................................10 am – 12 pm......................37 Ecosystems and Plant Communities........................................................10 am – 3:30 pm...................21 Yoga: Section C.................................................................................................5:15 – 6:15 pm.......................40 Inviting Wildlife into the Garden...............................................................10 am – 3:30 pm...................21 Native Plants of Fall........................................................................................10 am – 12 pm......................21 Designing with Native Plants......................................................................10:30 am – 12 pm................29 Fresh Fall Container........................................................................................10:30 am – 12:30 pm..........24 Workshop: Monarch Butterfly Tagging..................................................10 am – 12 pm......................34 Delmarva Peninsula Field Study and Plant Collecting Trip.................All Day......................................15

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