All held at Greene Bee Greenhouse, please call or email to register.
Planting like a Pro with Eli
June 17th, 10 AM $15
Come for a discussion and demonstration on how to properly site and plant trees and shrubs in a wide range of contexts. Heavy shade? Clay soil? Learn how to get your plants to thrive no matter the obstacle. Discussion of deer is strictly prohibited : )
Trellising and Pruning Tomato Plants with Briana June 24th 2pM $15
Learn how to prune your tomato plants for better yields and higher disease resistance, and then get a hands on lesson on our preferred trellising method. Keep your plants tidy, upright, and productive all summer long!
Printing with Plants with Caitlin Parker August 5th 10AM $25
Come learn a fun technique to create botanical patterns. Artist Caitlin Parker will demonstrate how pressed plants can be used as stamps to print on paper and fabric. Caitlin’s fascinating relationship with nature is ever-present in all of her work, and her current work exhibits an eye for the details in plant and flower morphology that horticulturalists live for.
Botanical Mandalas with Portia Munson August 12th 10AM $25
In this 3 hour workshop we will create vibrant, colorful flower mandalas using wildflowers and cultivated flowers as our materials. Artist Portia Munson will show examples of her vivid flower mandala prints and share techniques for gathering, arranging and manipulating blossoms into impromptu designs that can be enjoyed in the moment as ephemera, or preserved in a photograph. We’ll consider the color and form of flowers that are available on the day of the workshop, ways to dissect or enhance blooms and other flower parts, and how to design a powerful composition of botanical elements. Bring cameras and garden scissors (if desired).
Planting for the Bees with Richard Ronconi August 19th 10Am $15
Richard was formerly the president of the Catskill Mountain Beekeepers Club and is also an avid gardener. Come learn about the life of bees, and the best plants to add to your landscape for our hardworking, honey-making pollinators.
Hell yeah Hydrangeas! With Eli September 2nd 10AM $15
Come take a tour of our extensive gardens with Eli as he shows you the many types of show-stopping hydrangeas that are easy to grow in our region. 10% off nursery plants to class attendees (one day only).