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Holiday Porch Container

Date

Friday, Nov. 14

Time

Session 1: 3 - 5pm

Session 2: 6 - 8pm

Location

Thayer Center

Instructors

Ann Rzpeka and Lori Gogolin

Cost

$35 members, $50 nonmembers

Enjoy an evening of music, refreshments and porch container decorating. Bring your favorite large or small container to create holiday decorations from fresh greens harvested from Holden’s collections. We supply everything you need, including accessories, to create a beautiful indoor or outdoor arrangement. You supply the creativity! When you are done creating your masterpiece, take some time to shop at Gifts from the Heart of Nature. Enjoy complimentary refreshments, punch and a selection of wine and beer from our cash bar with your new friends. Bring pruners, gloves and a container.

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Pruning 101: Basic Objectives and Applications

Date

Saturday, Jan. 24

Time

1 - 4pm

Location

Corning Classroom

Instructor

Chad Clink

Cost

$25 members, $40 nonmembers

Clink, Holden’s community forester, will teach fundamental concepts and approaches to pruning trees and shrubs for structural strength and sustainability. An indoor lecture will be provided on tree biology, pruning objectives, cuts, principles and methods with examples of application. Considerable discussion will also be given towards necessary tools for implementation, specialty pruning types and frequently asked questions on wound treatment, timing of pruning, and regulating plant growth. Dress for the weather as a portion of the class will be spent outside demonstrating newly learned pruning methods, addressing questions, and reviewing projects on the Arboretum grounds.

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Trees for Bees and Other Pollinators

Date

Sunday, Feb. 1

Time

2 - 4pm

Location

Reinberger Classroom

Instructor

Denise Ellsworth

Cost

$15 members, $25 nonmembers

Asked to think of five plants important for bees, most people neglect all of our native trees. In fact, trees are a vital source of food and habitat for bees and other pollinators. Ellsworth, the OSU program director for honey bee and native pollinator education, explores some of our most important native trees and the pollinators who depend on them.

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Sustainability Symposium 2015: The Year of the Tree

Date

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015

Time

8:30 – 4pm

Location

Cleveland Botanical Garden        

Cost

$95 members, $115 nonmembers

Celebrate trees at the 10th annual Sustainability Symposium.   Throughout the day you will learn about the benefits of trees, how to properly plant and care for trees and the many ways you can successfully incorporate them into your landscape.  You will also get the chance to learn about the many urban forestry initiatives in the greater Cleveland area and much more.

 

Pete Nelson of Treehouse Masters will be the keynote speaker.  Nelson will share A Different Perspective in the Trees, and get you looking at trees from an alternate point of view.  He first became excited about treehouses at age 5 when his dad built him a tiny one behind the garage of their Ridgewood, N.J., home. The scope and size of Nelson’s treehouse fantasies expanded from there. The 1994 publication of Treehouses; The Art and Craft of Living Out on a Limb, was the first book of its kind and has culminated in the publication of five more books on the subject, a thriving treehouse building and supply company, a treehouse hotel and a hit television series on Animal Planet.

 

The Sustainability Symposium is eligible for professional CEUs through the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System, PLANET Landscape industry Certified recertification, and the ISA Certification Program though the Ohio Chapter International Society of Arboriculture. Other professional continuing education credits may be available.  Please email programs@cbgarden.org for more information.

For more information or to register, please visit cbgarden.org or call 216.721.1600. ext.  100

Organic Lawn Care

Date

Saturday, Feb. 28

Time

1 - 3pm     

Location

Reinberger Classroom

Instructor

Alec McClennan

Cost

$15 members, $25 nonmembers

Create a beautiful lawn without all the chemicals that can be harmful to your family and pets.  Learn how to maintain your lawn organically and how to renovate it for the best organic lawn on the block.  McClennan will also provide you with an overview of weeds and organic solutions and show you how to handle pests organically.

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