Posted 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Winter Lecture at Mt. Cuba Center: The Quintessential Shade Garden
Saturday, January 20, 2018 (snow date: Saturday, January 27)
11 am – 12:15 pm, $20
Location: Mt. Cuba Center, Hockessin, DE
In this richly illustrated lecture, Jenny Rose Carey, Director of Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Meadowbrook Farm, presents the delights and benefits of gardening in shade using her favorite native plants. She provides design ideas for personalizing your own shade garden and making it a peaceful retreat for you, your friends, and visiting wildlife. Tips and techniques specific to gardening in shade round out this presentation.
Copies of Jenny Rose’s book, Glorious Shade, will be available for purchase and signing after the lecture.
Jenny Rose Carey was born into a family of gardeners and botanists and is an avid, handson horticulturist. Her property, Northview, serves as her living laboratory and includes a shade garden, moss garden, and stumpery. Her recently published book, Glorious Shade (Timber Press, 2017), is a practical guide to all aspects of shade gardening, including a rich plant palette and a calendar of seasonal tasks. Jenny Rose and her gardens have been featured on the PBS series The Victory Garden, and in The Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Pennsylvania Gardener.
This course is part of the Mt. Cuba Center Lecture Series.
Posted 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Ecology for Gardeners with Sylvan Kaufman: Conservation Class at Mt. Cuba Center
Mt. Cuba Center Class: Ecology for Gardeners with Sylvan Kaufman, PhD
Thursday, September 21, 2017
10 am – 2:30 pm
Registration link: https://education.mtcubacenter.org/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=173CON231
Your garden is a critical piece of an ecosystem that supports wildlife, provides important food webs, and contributes to clean water and healthy soil. Through lectures, on-site walks, and outdoor activities, learn how to incorporate basic ecological principles into designed landscapes and link your yard with surrounding plant and animal communities. Leave with a suite of eco-friendly tools to be a more sustainable gardener, reduce maintenance costs, and work in harmony with nature to improve vitally important habitats. Bring your lunch. Rain date for this course is Thursday, September 28, 2017.
Mt. Cuba Center
3120 Barley Mill Road
Hockessin, DE 19707
Posted 1 year ago
Winter Lecture Series at Mt. Cuba Center
Mt. Cuba Center is pleased to present its Winter Lecture Series. Discover how new technologies are revolutionizing plant conservation; explore the roles of native woodland wildflowers in our local ecology; and learn how to follow nature’s cues to achieve striking, sustainable landscapes that will persist for decades to come. $20 per lecture or all three for $55. Light refreshments will be served.
First lecture will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017.
11 am to 12 pm
Conserving Rare Plants in the Internet Age
with Joel Dunn, President and CEO of Chesapeake Conservancy
Many rare plant species need large, contiguous protected areas to sustain their populations and adapt to changing conditions. However, increased land development, forest fragmentation, and climate change threaten endangered plants with extinction. Recognizing this urgent need, Joel Dunn will discuss how to integrate “internet age” technology with funding and land preservation partnerships to revolutionize the conservation movement and save rare plants on a landscape scale.
Register for Joel Dunn’s lecture online or call 302-239-8807.
See Mt. Cuba Center’s Winter Lecture Series Flyer for more information on all three lectures. Register online for the series.
MtCuba-Winter Lecture Series Flyer
3120 Barley Mill Road | Hockessin, DE | 302.239.4244 | mtcubacenter.org
Posted 1 year, 9 months ago
Natural Lands Management Workshop at Mt. Cuba Center: Save the Date – June 15, 2016
Save the date for Mt. Cuba Center’s Natural Lands Management Workshop on
Wednesday, June 15, 2016, from 9 am to 4 pm.
In this workshop, a panel of experts presents a variety of tools and procedures to assist managers in making the best decisions for their lands. Learn how to develop best management practices and bring your questions.
Continuing education credits will be available for professionals.
Art Gover, Research Associate, Penn State University
Nathan Shampine, Natural Lands Manager, Mt. Cuba Center
Robert Struble, Watershed Conservation Director, Brandywine Red Clay Alliance
Registration is open. Enroll online or call 302.239.8807
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