Events/Educational Programs

March 9, 2019 – Rose Pruning: How and When to Prune 9:30am – 12:30pm, Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia, PA.Late winter is the time to prepare your garden to guarantee gorgeous summer roses. This class will present an overview of rose care including pruning, planting, fertilizing, and disease prevention. Register now.

March 14, 2019 – Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve Land Ethics Symposium, Delaware Valley University’s Life Sciences Building, Doylestown, PA. Online registration is now open!

March 14, 2019 – Boxwood Blight Training – The MD Dept of Agriculture’s  Plant Protection & Weed Management program will host a boxwood blight training seminar  at 10 a.m. at the Maryland Department of Agriculture, 50 Harry S Truman Pkwy, Annapolis, in Room 112. Boxwood blight, an exotic fungal disease, is a serious concern for Maryland’s nursery industry. Occurrence of this disease has been increasing in the nursery trade and beyond.The training will include a discussion on boxwood blight management, biology, exterior quarantines imposed by other states for boxwood plants leaving Maryland, new developments, and current issues facing the disease.This free training is limited to 50 participants. If there are fewer than 15 attendees registered by March 5, the training may be cancelled. To register, please contact the department’s Plant Protection & Weed Management program at ppwm.mda@maryland.gov or 410-841-5920.

March 16, 2019 – Unlocking the Mystery of Native Orchids by Melissa McCormick of the Smithsonian. 11 a.m. Mt. Cuba Center, DE https://education.mtcubacenter.org/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=191GAR827

March 16, 2019 – Compost, Biochar, Manure, and More! Choosing
Soil Amendments for your Garden. 10:30 AM – Noon. This class explores the many soil amendments available to improve your garden and the soil that supports it. What is biochar and how do I use it? How can I improve my compost pile?  Which manure is best for my vegetable garden? Should I add topsoil to my garden? We’ll answer all these questions and explore the techniques we use at the Morris Arboretum to improve the growth of our plants. https://experience.morrisarboretum.org/info.aspx?ActivityID=389 Prefer to register by phone? Call 215-247-5777 ext. 125

March 22, 2019 – Human and Climate Series II: Future of Water in the Mid-Atlantic: Agriculture, Restoration and Technology Symposium. Stroud Water Research Center. www.denin.udel.edu/symposium-series/

March 22, 2019Creating a Yard with Buzz (i.e. Connie Schmotzer UPenn Extension discussing research on pollinators in our region) is relevant? 10 AM – 12 noon. Mt. Cuba Center, DE https://education.mtcubacenter.org/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=191GAR287

March 26 – 27 – Natural Design: An Intensive Two-Day Workshop –  Chadds Ford, PA | Cosponsored by Brandywine Conservancy| Register here

March 26-27, 2019 –  2019 Philadelphia Poison Ivy Conference, Independence Schoolhouse, Philadelphia Zoo. Amy Martin, author of the new book, Itchy Business (http://www.itchy.biz) will travel from Texas to speak to us on separating fact from fiction on the poison ivy problem. She will be giving two talks, “13 Things You Need to Know About Poison Oak and Poison Ivy Rash” and “Practice Safe Scratch”. Dr. John Jelesko, Associate Professor at Virginia Tech, will share some of his eye-opening research into the “familiar stranger” in his two talks “Has Poison Ivy Become Ecologically Unhinged?” and “New Insights into Urushiol Chemical Diversity in Poison Ivy”. Conference Details and Registration can be viewed at: Umarmycka.com Then click on Poison Ivy Conference 2019 Or the direct link:https://umarmycka.com/poison-ivy-conference-2019/

March 27, 2019 -The Delaware Applied Coastal Research Symposium, Newark, DE. More information to come soon.

March 30, 2019  – Spring Gardening. Saturday from 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM. $35 Mt. Cuba Center, DE. Get ready for spring gardening with practical tips and eco-friendly ideas. Enjoy the whole day or register for individual sessions. Please bring your lunch.   Learn More and Register

April 3, 2019 – Tree Pest Management Workshop, 10 AM – noon. $39. Mt. Cuba Center, DE.Do you wonder what’s bugging your trees? In this workshop, learn to identify the signs and symptoms of affected trees, ways to prevent the spread of these pests and how to protect your valuable trees. Register Here

April 9, 2019 – Tickborne Diseases: A CDC Update Webinar 2pm EST; This webinar will cover major updates on tickborne diseases in the United States. Dr. Grace Marx, medical epidemiologist at the CDC, will give a general overview on tickborne disease epidemiology and prevention, and she will introduce new topics including invasive tick species and surveillance guidance.

May 7, 2019 – Integrated Pest Management Walk and Talk with Dr. Brian Kunkel and Carrie Murphy, Free. Join IPM Extension Specialist Dr. Brian Kunkel, Horticulture Educator Carrie Murphy, and the Master Gardeners in the Native Plant, and Vegetable and Fruit, Teaching and Demonstration Gardens for a plant, pest, and beneficial insect walk. To sign up click here

June 5, 2019 – Pest Walk, Delaware Cooperative Extension, 4-6 PM. Research and Education Center, Georgetown, DE.

July 8-August 19  – 2019 Plant Identification Distance Education, Online, Non-Credit Courses, From Longwood Gardens and NC State Department of Horticultural ScienceAnnuals, Perennials, Vines and Groundcovers  REGISTER

July 10, 2019 – Pest Walk and Hands on Lab, UDBG, Newark, DE. 4 – 6:30 PM

July 8 – October 19 – 2019 Plant Identification Distance Education, Online, Non-Credit Courses, From Longwood Gardens and NC State Department of Horticultural Science, Trees, Shrubs, Conifers and Gymnosperms REGISTER

September 9 – October 21 – 2019 Plant Identification Distance Education, Online, Non-Credit Courses, From Longwood Gardens and NC State Department of Horticultural Science, Trees, Shrubs, Conifers and Gymnosperms REGISTER

September 9 – October 212019 Plant Identification Distance Education, Online, Non-Credit Courses, From Longwood Gardens and NC State Department of Horticultural Science, Edibles, Bulbs and Houseplants REGISTER

October 7-9, 2019 – Protecting Pollinators in Urban Landscapes at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanic Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio.   Presenting he partnership between Michigan State University and North Carolina State University, this conference will continue traditions of connecting current research and educational outreach to participants.  Stay tuned as more information about the program becomes available   http://protectingpollinators.org

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/

University of Georgia Turfgrass Management and Gardening Courses. Winter is a great time for landscaping professionals to enhance their credentials! The University of Georgia’s certificate courses add to your skills and increase the confidence customers have in your business.The University of Georgia is known around the world for its perennial trial gardens and its research in turfgrass science. Learn from UGA experts and expand your knowledge of sun and shade perennials, turfgrass management, and turf for sports fields. For more information: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1101402843434&ca=36965b13-568a-475d-ab1d-5008c9fed840

 

 

 

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