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Give your designs a flip with these chic alternatives to above-the-vase displays. Below the waterline, blooms are magnified, revealing new aspects of beauty. A single blossom floating on the surface brings a new focus to its delicate petals. And multiple elements stacked underwater add a "wow factor" that's sophisticated and modern. Using creamy-white...

$225
Th.   Feb 19th, 10am
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Poor quality or even toxic soils are the unfortunate starting points for many urban gardeners. The solution is compost—it provides a clean, safe medium for growing food and supplies the micronutrients that plants require to overcome diseases and pests. Learn three methods of composting that will improve soil fertility and structure: hot composting,...

$39
T.   Feb 24th, 6pm
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Explore the basic principles underlying successful, environmentally friendly gardening, including the structure and physiological processes of plants and their relationships to the settings in which they grow. Students learn not only what to do, but why. Topics include soils and their improvement, seed sowing, vegetative propagation, planting, pruning,...

$299
T.   Jan 13th - Feb 17th, 6:15pm
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Pollinators are essential to our environment, accounting for the reproduction of approximately 70% of flowering plants and a significant portion of our food crops. Many pollinators are in steep decline, but you can support and encourage them in your own landscape. Get to know your local bees, beetles, flies, ants, butterflies, moths, and birds. Learn...

$59
W.   Jan 28th, 10:30am
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What is lovelier than relaxing on a peaceful garden patio in the evening, when scent, sound, and color saturate the senses? Discover flowers that bloom at dusk and close at dawn, including fragrant evening plants like grape-scented tropical water lilies. Learn how water features, light, and resident wildlife such as frogs and insects can enhance your...

$59
W.   Feb 4th, 10:30am
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Devote special new space for herbs, vegetables, fruits, and flowers for cutting. Get design inspirations for planning your own kitchen garden and discover tried-and-true small trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants best suited to your site. Explore annuals and perennials, herbs for tea and culinary uses, and great ways to include both classic and novelty...

$59
M.   Feb 9th, 10:30am
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Learn how to effectively use color in plant combinations. Study the properties of value, hue, and intensity as they relate to choosing specific garden plants. Visual presentations and discussions are used to analyze various color schemes such as analogous or sequential, complementary, and monochrome. Please bring lunch.

$99
Th.   Feb 12th, 10am
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These "cousins" and other members of the Burseraceae family produce resins used by traditional peoples throughout the tropics for illumination, fragrance, medicine, and rituals. Across Arabia and the Mediterranean, where frankincense and myrrh have been known since before Biblical times, the bewildering variety of uses even includes stimulating camels...

$79
Th.   Dec 4th, 6pm
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Learn the true meaning of organic gardening. Explore the philosophy of the organic method, its advantages and limitations, the biological principles upon which it is based, and the practical techniques used to implement it. Learn the processes that satisfy the needs of plants in nature, and how to use these processes to grow healthy ornamentals, vegetables,...

$299
Th.   Feb 26th - Mar 26th, 10am
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Take all your garden ideas and start putting them into place with this practical overview of garden design principles that ensure the best layout plan and circulation patterns. Learn how to analyze the space and create the perfect proportions that complement both home and garden, resulting in a coherent landscape design.

$39
M.   Feb 23rd, 6pm
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Urban agriculture has taken vegetable growing to a new level: the roof! Learn how to successfully grow summer edibles on an urban roof. Discover which vegetables have the best flavor, the greatest pest and heat tolerance, and the most value per-square-foot. We'll cover tricks of the trade for mixing a soil-growing medium, keeping the soil nutritious,...

$119
W.   Feb 25th - Mar 4th, 6:15pm
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Container gardening know-how is in high demand, particularly in urban settings. Learn how to create a container garden for your patio, terrace, or entryway that is at once functional and gorgeous-and discover techniques for getting your plantings to thrive throughout all four seasons. Please bring lunch to classes meeting all day.

$219
W.   Mar 4th - Mar 25th, 6:15pm
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Transform that bare rooftop, balcony, or terrace into a "living landscape" for native birds, insects, and other urban fauna! Develop an ecologically sustainable garden lush with native wildflowers that provide much-needed habitat for pollinator insects as well as songbirds, hummingbirds, and butterflies. Learn to choose the right soil-compost mix as...

$59
M.   Mar 2nd, 6pm
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Raised beds are used to grow more vegetables, herbs, or ornamentals in a given area with less effort. They also help to overcome difficult situations such as wet soil, or limited space or sunlight. Raised beds are ideal in many therapeutic settings as well, because they elevate the plants, bringing them closer to the patients. Methods of creating raised...

$39
Sa.   Mar 7th, 2pm
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Whether you have a terrace, rooftop, or tiny backyard, learn how to grow the most veggies in the space you have. Discover the best practices for successful small-space gardening from soil preparation to container selection and bed design, crop choices, and tips for high yield results. Get your spring started with smart seed ordering, growing and choosing...

$119
T.   Mar 10th - Mar 17th, 6pm
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The woodland terrarium, with its leafy foliage, creeping moss, and heavy use of stones and bark, is perhaps the quintessential terrarium landscape. It also happens to be the landscape of New York City and its environs.Learning techniques developed decades ago by master terrarium gardeners, you'll create your own woodland-style terrarium inside...

$50
F.   Dec 5th, 6pm
All levels
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Friday December 5 6pm - 9pm 1 Session $50
Sunday December 21 3:30pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $50
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Join horticulturist Jim Russell in this monthly series examining all aspects of gardening-by example-within the various gardens of the school. Learn about garden design principles; discuss plant choices and maintenance needs; and learn about pruning techniques. This class explores the outdoors, so dress appropriately.

$24
Sa.   Dec 6th, 1:30pm
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(14)
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Landscape Design Alumni Series: Planthropology: Secrets in the Garden—Revealed!Acclaimed author and photographer Ken Druse weaves his knowledge and passion for plants and their stories into an engaging talk for gardeners, designers, and nature lovers. From marvelous designs—where sunflower seeds, pine cone scales, and leaves on stems mirror the...

$39
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Unlike heirloom antiques, seeds are alive and always changing. Their ever–evolving nature has led to the diversity of flowers, vegetables, and herbs still with us today. Ken Greene, Founder and Director of the Hudson Valley Seed Library, is a tireless advocate for seed diversity, security, and sovereignty and the cultural stories that celebrate our...

$20
F.   Jan 16th, 10am
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We have fallen in love with Kokedama.It's a wonderful Japanese technique for making hanging gardens by suspending your plants in a ball of moss. Rustic but sophisitcated, the string garden is relaxing and adds a brilliant touch of nature to any space. Perfect for indoors or outdoors. Great for teaching kids and adults how to care for living plants...

$45
Su.   Nov 23rd, 10:30am
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Sunday November 23 10:30am - 12pm 1 Session $45
Thursday December 4 6:30pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $45
Sunday December 21 1pm - 2pm 1 Session $45
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