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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

Concepts: Digital Sketching

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

Explore the Concepts app to create a 2-D landscape plan on your iPad or Surface Device. Learn to sketch directly on the screen, import and modify existing assets, and then produce a precise drawing to scale. We'll also cover how to export your plan into a number of hi-resolution formats that can be used in other applications such as AutoCAD, Photoshop,...

Saturday Feb 22nd, 10am - 2pm

  (2 sessions)
$169

2 sessions

Basic Color Theory for Gardeners

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

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 including analogous, sequential, complementary, and monochromatic.  Please bring lunch.

Saturday Feb 22nd, 10am - 2:30pm

Indoor Lighting Basics

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

Dive in to using low-budget table-top lighting equipment and techniques to make compelling photos of botanical subjects and floral arrangements. Photographer David Samuel Stern will discuss the basic principles of still-life lighting design and walk you through manual camera controls to achieve optimal effect, and get the foundation on which to craft...

Saturday Feb 22nd, 1pm - 5:30pm

Hand-Dyed Leather Clutch

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

Craft a beautiful clutch or wallet from vegetable-dyed tanned leather. Embrace basic leatherworking as you cut, dye, and assemble the leather pieces by hand stitching. You will apply a button snap and burnish the wallet edges to finish the project.  Walk away with a new accessory, as well as the confidence and knowledge of the tools and techniques...

Sunday Feb 23rd, 11am - 3pm

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

The Garden Came First: Trematon Castle, Cornwall, UK

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

The Garden Came First: Isabel Bannerman Trematon Castle, Cornwall, UK With a body of work that is dramatic, romantic, and grounded in classical tradition, Isabel and Julian Bannerman have been called "mavericks in the grand manner, touched by genius" and "the Bonnie and Clyde of garden design." The Bannerman touch-evocative gestures with unexpected...

Thursday Feb 27th, 10am - 11:30am

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

Woven Willow Obelisk

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

A staple of English gardens, a willow obelisk serves as a graceful plant support or a decorative focal point in your garden. Jesica Clark, owner of the Hudson Valley's Willow Vale Farm, will teach you traditional willow weaving techniques, including randing and pairing. You'll have time to experiment before you create an eco-friendly obelisk, which...

Saturday Feb 29th, 10am - 4pm

Organic Gardening Basics

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

Explore the philosophy and history of the organic method, the biological principles upon which it is based, and the practical techniques used to implement it. This course will cover a broad number of topics including how to build and maintain soil health, encourage biodiversity, use resources such as water and energy responsibly, and avoid using chemicals....

Wednesday Mar 4th, 11am - 1:40pm

  (3 sessions)
$255

3 sessions

The Orchid Show: Special Photographers' Hours

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

For serious photographers only, this is a rare opportunity to capture the exquisite beauty of The Orchid Show without casual visitors present. Bring your tripod (the only time we'll allow them in the Conservatory!), since you'll be shooting with available light.  Please minimize gear—no backdrops or screens.

Friday Mar 6th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Phalaenopsis Care

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

Myths abound about how hard it is to care for this ever-popular orchid. Frank Guida dispels those myths with plenty of sensible advice on how to treat your phalaenopsis so that it blooms year after year. Light, water, nutrients, repotting, and root care are all key. You'll pot up a phal to take home, along with the confidence you need to make your...

Saturday Mar 7th, 11am - 1pm

The Earth in Her Hands

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

The Earth in Her Hands: Jamaica Kincaid in conversation with Jennifer Jewell Award-winning Caribbean-American writer Jamaica Kincaid is best known for her evocative portrayals of family relationships, interwoven with themes of the colonial legacy, gender, race, and class. But she is also a passionate and perceptive gardener, who has expanded the...

Friday Mar 13th, 11am - 12:30pm

Orchids: Divide, Repot, Rejuvenate

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

Frank Guida, Botanical Art teacher and orchid aficionado, shows you what he's learned from years assisting in NYBG's Nolen Greenhouses about when and how to divide and repot your orchids without trauma (to you or the plants!). Learn about different types of containers and potting media, while you pot up a small orchid to take home. BYOO to...

Saturday Mar 14th, 10am - 12:30pm

Watercolor Basics

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

You loved her recent New Yorker covers! Award winning artist and seasoned educator Jenny Kroik is known for the loosely rendered, evocative scenes she describes as "very responsive—like a journal." Using cut flowers as your subject, you will learn the basics of painting with watercolor or take your work to the next level in a casual environment....

Saturday Mar 14th, 12pm - 2pm

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