Events/Educational Programs

 

June 18 – Eco-Tour Gardening for Insects: Native Pollinator Gardens @ 9:30am-11:30pm, Kittery, Maine, Don’t miss this chance to tour the private gardens of landscape designer and pollinator expert, Thomas Berger. Learn how he chooses plants that support insects and make the most of our limited space. Which plants nourish the most species? And which kinds of insects need our support most urgently? Read more and register

June 21 – Pest and Beneficial Insect Walk in the UDBG, 4-6 pm, $15, Credits:  2 pest.  University of Delaware Botanic Gardens, 531 S College Avenue, Newark, DE. Meet at the entrance to Fischer Greenhouse. Learn to identify insect and disease pests, as well as beneficial insects in the landscape at the University of Delaware Botanic Gardens.  Find out what signs and symptoms are used to identify pests and diseases. Instructors: Brian Kunkel, Jill Pollok, and Carrie Murphy; Online registration https://www.pcsreg.com/short-courses  OR register by contacting: Carrie Murphy, New Castle County Short Courses (302) 831-1426 or cjmurphy@udel.edu,

June 23 – Pest and Beneficial Insect Walk in the UDBG, 4-6 pm, $15, Credits:  2 pest. Sussex County Extension Office, 16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, DE. Learn to identify insect and disease pests, as well as beneficial insects in the landscape at the Sussex County Extension Office. Find out what signs and symptoms are used to identify pests and diseases. Instructors: Brian Kunkel, Jill Pollok, and Tracy Wootten Online registration https://www.pcsreg.com/short-courses OR register by contacting:Tracy Wootten, Sussex County Short Courses (302) 856-7303 or wootten@udel.edu

June 30 – Biological Control Conference 2022! cosponsored by UMD Extension and MNLGA. Held at the Maritime Institute in Arundel County.  7:15 am to 4:15 pm. As an added bonus – attendees are invited to an outdoor demonstration on July 1st at Emory Knoll Farms with Ed Snodgrass! This second day is completely free, but registration is still required (you’ll see the option to add this on to your registration online at www.mnlga.org). Take a look at the full program brochure for the line-up of outstanding speakers and sessions. The cost is $95 for MNLGA Members, and $140 for Non-Members and registration will close on June 23rd. (Please note, no refunds after June 23rd). Register Today! Registration covers breakfast, a catered lunch, and all of the education you can handle! Recertification credits are available for this event, and are listed below. If you have any dietary restrictions, please contact the MNLGA, 410-823-8684 or office@mnlga.org

July 16-19 – AmericanHort Cultivate’22, Columbus, Ohio. Get ready to join us in Columbus, Ohio for the green industry’s must-attend event! Click here to register anytime between February 14-25.

July 27 – Eco-Tour –  Native Plant Center, @ 10:00am-12:00pm, Valhalla, NY, The Native Plant Center was founded more than 20 years ago as the first affiliate of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Texas. Join us to explore the recently renovated New American Cottage Garden, designed by Ken Uhle, teaches by example, using native plants in familiar elements of a home garden such as a perennial bed, shrub border, and a water feature that can be replicated in one’s own landscape. We’ll also tour the Lady Bird Johnson Demonstration Garden, established in 1998 to honor the First Lady, whose commitment to the preservation of native plants increased public awareness about their environmental necessity, economic value, and natural beauty. Read more and register

August 3 – DNLA Summer Landscape Expo – UDBG. Contact Valann Budischak -dnlainc@gmail.com

August 20 – Eco-Tour – Flying Trillium Gardens and Preserve, @ 10:00am-12:00pm, Liberty, NY, Flying Trillium Gardens and Preserve is located in the southern Catskill Mountains in Sullivan County, NY. The gardens are an ongoing work by author, teacher, and landscape designer, Carolyn Summers. Throughout her career, Carolyn has been acutely aware of the need for clients, DIY homeowners, and designers to be able to see how lovely native plants are when used in garden settings. The Catskills – mostly in a Zone 5 climate – are an excellent test for fitness and hardiness. In addition to managed gardens, large areas of the property are preserved to protect native flora in their natural habitats, along with the wildlife that depend on them. Read more and register

The Native Plant Center Spring classes – For details and a full schedule of classes, click here. To register, call 914-606-6830 and press 1. Classes are offered in collaboration with Westchester Community College’s Workforce Development & Community Education division.

Other Future IPM Center Webinars: https://www.epa.gov/ipm/upcoming-integrated-pest-management-webinars

Past IPM Center Webinars: https://www.epa.gov/ipm/webinars-about-integrated-pest-management

Longwood Gardens offers many continuing education classes appropriate for the nursery and landscape industry.  To see their offerings, visit http://www.longwoodgardens.org/ContinuingEducation.html

Mt Cuba Center offers lots of great classes for gardeners and professionals.  To see their offerings visit  http://www.mtcubacenter.org/education/continuing-education/

 

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