SP18 Intro to Ecological Gardening Part Two: Methods B

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Wednesday February 14

1:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

Introduction to Ecological Gardening
Part Two: Methods B: A THREE-WEEK CLASS
Instructor: Nina Shippen
Wednesdays, February 14, 21, 28; 1 to 4 p.m.
$88 Member / $98 Non-member
Limit: 20 students
Core requirement for BREG Certificate

Topics in this class include the ecology-based methods used in design, site assessment, planting and management of a garden. The class will consider gardening with site conditions that are frequently encountered in Western North Carolina, (slopes, drought, and water management) and will explore what it means to garden in an era of rapid climate change. This course is the second part of a foundation class for the Blue Ridge Eco-Gardener certificate, and offers a framework through which to understand other courses that are included in this program. Introduction to Ecological Gardening Part One: Principles is required before enrolling in this class, and candidates for the certificate should take this class as early as possible in their coursework.

Nina Shippen practices residential landscape and garden design through her company Gardeniña, which focuses on coupling the principles of healing gardens with sound ecologic practices to create satisfying gardens for her clients. A graduate of the landscape design program at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, she has lived and gardened in Transylvania County since 2005.

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