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Central Park (Teens/Adults)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Central Park Central Park W & W 72nd St, New York, New York 10023

March 24, 2019 Central Park provides a great window into the world of wild foods of early spring. It's the start of the season for wild salad greens, and we'll be finding great quantities of these weedy delicacies. Pungent field garlic is everywhere. You use the leaves like scallions or chives, and the bulbs like onions. Spicy mustard greens, such...

Sunday Nov 17th, 11:45am - 3:45pm

Nature's Pharmacy

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown 20 W 44th St 3F, New York, New York 10036

For centuries herbs and spices have been prized not just for their flavors, but as state-of-the-art medicine. Learn about a variety of plants historically used for first aid, to revitalize the immune system, and to treat and prevent asthma, insomnia, sinusitis, bronchitis, colds and flu, and much more.  Join us—you'll be a much smarter shopper...

Saturday Jan 25th, 10am - 2:30pm

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Healing Spirits: The Botany of Aperitifs and Digestifs

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

The centuries-old botanical history of aperitifs and digestifs, from Chartreuse to Fernet Branca, stems in part from a monastic quest to divine an "elixir of long life." Many cultures still commonly consume these herbal drinks, made of complex mixtures of plant material, for their unique flavor profiles and for their medicinal properties. As you taste...

Sunday Dec 1st, 2pm - 4pm

Central Park (Kids 12 & Under)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Central Park Central Park W & W 72nd St, New York, New York 10023

March 24, 2019 Central Park provides a great window into the world of wild foods of early spring. It's the start of the season for wild salad greens, and we'll be finding great quantities of these weedy delicacies. Pungent field garlic is everywhere. You use the leaves like scallions or chives, and the bulbs like onions. Spicy mustard greens, such...

Sunday Nov 17th, 11:45am - 3:45pm

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Botanical Latin

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Botanical Latin is essential for anyone with a serious interest in identifying plants. But, contrary to popular belief, mastering Latin plant names need not be intimidating or boring. Review the rules of taxonomy, Latin grammar and pronunciation, and learn the history of the binomial system in use today.  Required Texts: Stearn's Dictionary...

Thursday Jan 16th, 10:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$279

5 sessions

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The Hidden World of Lichens

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown 20 W 44th St 3F, New York, New York 10036

Rock pimples, fog fingers, old man's beard— their common names are amusing, but lichens are among Earth's most amazing and oldest living things, and display incredibly beautiful colors and shapes. They grow on bark, rock, and barren soil, and thrive in rain forests, deserts, the arctic—even environments simulating Mars!  Lichens are sensitive...

Monday Jan 13th, 6pm - 9pm

Winter Mushrooms

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown 20 W 44th St 3F, New York, New York 10036

Even after many plants have begun their long winter's sleep, fungi are still very active. For some species like Velvet Foot and Turkey Tail, winter is high time! Enoki and Oyster Mushrooms can be found in our forests and parks. We'll explore these table favorites in the classroom and in their habitats. 

Thursday Jan 23rd, 10am - 1pm

  (2 sessions)
$159

2 sessions

Pressing Plants for Art & Science

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

From the field to the folder, this course covers the essentials of making museum- quality preserved plant specimens suitable for research, education, and decoration. Learn techniques and skills for collecting and preserving plants of your interest, wild or cultivated. Build your own herbarium, useful as a permanent record and study-aid for other Botany...

Tuesday Jan 14th, 4:30pm - 7:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$395

4 sessions

Plant Structure

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown 20 W 44th St 3F, New York, New York 10036

Get a solid grounding in the basic plant body, from the cell to the roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits. After an overview of microscope use and fundamental science in the first session, you'll use both dissecting and compound light microscopes to observe plant anatomy.  Moving on, we'll introduce the base-level chemistry required for understanding...

Wednesday Jan 8th, 6pm - 9pm

  (9 sessions)
$615

9 sessions

Introduction to Urban Ecology

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Discover how urbanization is changing biodiversity, interspecies relationships, and even animal behavior, in the tri-state area and beyond.  Liz Johnson, former manager of AMNH's Metropolitan Biodiversity Program, will introduce you to the particular habitats found here, as well as which plants and animals are common to each. She'll also reveal...

Thursday Feb 27th, 11am - 1pm

  (2 sessions)
$139

2 sessions

Basic Plant ID

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown 20 W 44th St 3F, New York, New York 10036

Are you a plant-lover eager to up your game and start identifying one species from another? Then this is the class for you! Using commonly known plants, you'll learn the terminology used to describe their growing habits and structures.  This vocabulary will help you recognize and describe key differences in plant forms, from roots to fruits....

Wednesday Mar 11th, 5pm - 8pm

  (2 sessions)
$159

2 sessions

Five Plants that Changed the World

at New York Botanical Garden - Bronx 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Yams, pteridophytic ferns, cinchona trees, potatoes, and the American Southern Live Oak have each played a pivotal role in human history, helping to save the world from dire illness and send humans to the moon. Embark on a historical odyssey that uncovers the botany behind how ferns form the foundation for petrochemicals, why tree bark helps slow the...

Wednesday Feb 26th, 10am - 1pm

What Tree Rings Reveal About Climate Change

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Nature's Recording Device: What Tree Rings Reveal About Climate Change Join Neil Pederson, Ph.D., professor and senior ecologist at the Harvard Forest, for this interactive workshop on what tree rings can teach us about the ways ecosystems respond to climate change. Old trees hold precious information about climate, precipitation levels, and forest...

Friday Feb 21st, 11am - 2pm

Urban Flora: Growing Between the Cracks

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Urban flora can be found growing in unlikely places, from city sidewalks and highway medians to lawns, and other man-made structures. Most of these plants are introduced and many are considered weeds. We will hear more about their origins, life cycles, and benefits to the urban landscape while learning how to identify them in the field. 

Wednesday May 20th, 10am - 1pm

  (2 sessions)
$139

2 sessions

Fundamentals of Gardening

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

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...

Tuesday Nov 12th, 10am - 1pm

  (4 sessions)
$325

4 sessions

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