Sustainability Intensive Workshop
NYBG's first-ever horticulture intensive provides a comprehensive introduction to current best practices in sustainable horticulture for our region. You'll learn how an informed approach to managing soil, site hydrology, and pests—coupled with choosing the right plants—can reduce the need for supplemental irrigation and pesticides while creating healthier, more beautiful gardens.

Taught by the NYBG Horticulture team in partnership with guest experts from across the Northeast, this information packed, week-long workshop will provide a firm foundation in five key areas: site assessment, soil management, hydrology, plant selection, and pest management. Each subject will be taught using case studies of projects where ecological design and sustainable practices have been successfully implemented.

Students who attend all sessions and complete a final project that reflects a thorough understanding of the principles of sustainable horticulture will receive an official NYBG Award of Completion.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Plant Science and Soil Science I

Available CEUs: DEC, ISA, ASLA, APLD, SER

Support generously provided by David G. Tisch

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