Gardening and Herbs
~ Organic Gardening, Container Gardening, Perennials, Bulbs, and Landscape
Mushroom Walk with Mycologist, Zaac Chaves
Mushroom Walk - Celebrating National Mushroom Day
During this tme of the year there are several unique endemic species which you
will be wise to know. You will be interested to know that many only occur at
this special time of the year. Grab
in Ridgefield and learn to identify some of Ridgefield's most common wild mushrooms
with local field mycologist Zaac Chaves. We will be developing basic tools
to better recognize several fungal species, some not so common, right in our
town. You'll get a deliberate view of delicate local processes unfolding in town.
This might include fungal forensics and the stories a mushroom might tell us
about places and things that once happened there. Zaac Chaves works on species
surveys for several sites and sometimes with organizations including Harvard
University, the New York Botanical Gardens, and the National Parks Service. We
have found several new species at many sites and are also helping recognize others
which are rare and disappearing. He also serves as the chief editor of the Boston
Mycological Club Bulletin, established in 1897.
1 Session $ 29 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 24)
Wed., 10/13 from 2 to 3:30 a.m.; Outdoors at a park in Ridgefield. Directions
to be sent prior to class.
Landscape Garden Design
Looking at your landscape as a series of rooms with different functions along with proper selection and siting of plants is the first step. Learn the history of landscape garden design and styles, elements of design, color theory, and how to use them to effect what you see and feel. Learn how to create a design on paper to work from over time. Deer, sun, shade, wet and dry areas, screening, soil preparation, digging, dividing, planting, propagation, insects and diseases, maintenance, budgeting, and the best performing plants for our area will also be included. Instructor Laura Stabell, Master Gardener, arborist, horticulturist, and landscape gardener, has been featured in the Garden Conservancy open garden tour.
2 Sessions $ 49 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 40)
Wed., 10/6 and 13 from
7 to 9 p.m. at East Ridge Middle School (Zoom