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Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education



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in Lifelong Learning

From Nursery to Landscape: Tree & Shrub Selection
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From Nursery to Landscape: Tree & Shrub Selection

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with Jeff O'Donal, Maine Coast Botanical Gardens

Calendar Jan 12, 2022 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

OFFERED THROUGH COASTAL MAINE BOTONICAL GARDENS (CMGB):

Online class.

Register directly with CMBG: https://shop.mainegardens.org/EventPurchase.aspx?dateselected=1/12/2022

Longtime nursery grower Jeff O'Donal will discuss those often overlooked or forgotten factors that go into choosing trees and shrubs for a new landscape. While the setting itself dictates size and shape, also important to consider are tree health, the root-ball structure (whether in a pot or B&B), rate of growth, and adaptability to a new site. All this and more goes into choosing the right specimens for the right place, ensuring they thrive long into the future. Whether or not you’re a seasoned landscaper or gardener, this topic is always relevant to our practice. Come with questions and testimonials to share after the one-hour presentation.

Cost $10 member, $15 non-member

The Forest Edge: Design and Ecology
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The Forest Edge: Design and Ecology

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with Andy Brand, Maine Coast Botanical Gardens

Calendar Feb 16, 2022 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

OFFERED THROUGH COASTAL MAINE BOTANICAL GARDENS (CMGB):

Online class.

Register directly with CMBG at: https://shop.mainegardens.org/EventPurchase.aspx?dateselected=2/16/2022

The forest edge plays a significant role in ecological landscapes, both for wildlife habitat and landscape design aesthetics. In this webinar, Andy Brand and Irene Barber will discuss how and what to use to establish attractive forest edges. This “edge” concept can be very useful in urban landscapes, attracting and hosting birds and pollinators year-round. Talking points include selecting species for a variety of landscape conditions, hospitable plants for bird species, woody plants for year-round appeal, and what plants grow well together.

Cost: $10 member, $15 non-member

Water in the Landscape: Issues into Opportunities
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Water in the Landscape: Issues into Opportunities

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with Trevor Smith, Maine Coast Botanical Gardens

Calendar Mar 16, 2022 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

OFFERED THROUGH COASTAL MAINE BOTANICAL GARDENS (CMGB):

Online class.

Register with CMBG: https://shop.mainegardens.org/EventPurchase.aspx?dateselected=3/16/2022

Trevor Smith, owner of LandEscapes, is a Green Infrastructure (GI) expert for both residential and commercial properties. In this session, he will discuss how to reenvision a property’s water issues as positive and effective opportunities. Whether there's too little or too much, Trevor will explore problem-solving strategies such as water collection, retention, repurposing, or directing in order to support surrounding habitat.

Cost: $10 member, $15 non-member

 





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