Talks & Live Classes

TALKS & LIVE CLASSES

Interested in a live, group class? Scroll down to the section at the bottom of the page, if you want to see where I’m teaching, this coming year.

 

Do you belong to a garden club or other special group? Would you like to have me talk to your group? See if any of the topics below might be right for your garden club or other special group.

Native Plants and the Ecosystem

Scarlet sassafras leaf

Native plants are the essential cornerstone of a well-designed landscape. In this talk, filled with gorgeous photos and fascinating research, I show you why natives are not only beautiful but, actually, generous! We’ll take a close look at how natives support the backbone of our entire amazing ecology, from bees and butterflies to birds and right on up the food chain. I will also give you a quick tour of a few useful natives for the home, and how to site them for greatest success and pleasure in your own gardens and landscapes.

Length:           about 50 minutes (allow a little extra time for questions)

Cost:               $250 within Anne Arundel County, MD          $350 outside of Anne Arundel County, MD

To have a conversation about scheduling this talk for your group, please send me a note here  .

Great Natives for Your Landscape (Series)

The “Great Natives for Your Landscape” Series is an excellent way to learn about native plants by season of interest. This series of 3 presentations was designed for Adkins Arboretum to help members who were getting ready to buy plants. Now these same talks can be offered for your group. If your group is offering native plants for sale, this is a great way to support sales. You can offer 1, 2, or all 3 talks:

Great Natives for your Landscape: Spring
Great Natives for your Landscape: Summer
Great Natives for your Landscape: Fall & Winter

Length:   Each talk is about 50 minutes (please allow a little extra time for questions)

Cost to presenter:   $250 each, within Anne Arundel County, MD    $350 each, outside of Anne Arundel County, MD

To have a conversation about scheduling any of these talks for your group, please send me a note here  .

Upcoming Classes

I try to keep this up to date, but keep in mind that it gets pretty busy for all of us during the growing season! If you are interested in attending an upcoming class, please contact the hosting organization at the link listed below.

Chris with WInterberry in summer  2016 Classes

Feb 12
Maryland Master Gardener Training
Montgomery County Master Gardeners,
Derwood, MD
Mar 12 All-day Design Workshop
Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely MD
www.adkinsarboretum.org
Apr 16
Perennials That Can Take It! (Post-Wild Chesapeake)
Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely MD
www.adkinsarboretum.org
TBD… (Check back for more classes coming this fall.)

 2015 Classes

Feb 13
Maryland Master Gardener Training
Montgomery County Master Gardeners,
Derwood, MD
Mar 14 Designing for Waterfront Landscapes
Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely MD
Mar 28 All-day Design Workshop
Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely MD
Apr 24
Great Natives! Spring
Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely MD
 
 
   

 2014 Classes

Jan 29 Maryland Master Gardener Training
Montgomery County Master Gardeners,
Derwood, MD
Mar 1-2 Landscapes For Life
Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely MD
Mar 29 All-day Design Workshop
Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely MD
Apr 12 Designing for Waterfront Landscapes
Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely MD
Oct 12 All-day Design Workshop
Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely MD
  Nov 9 Designing for Waterfront Landscapes
Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely MD