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Botany for Gardeners: Plant Form and Function
Sunday, February 9, 1-3pm

Plants in essence are composed of roots and shoots. This basic body plan becomes the diversity of leaves, flowers, tendrils, bulbs, tubers, and fruits that we enjoy. Come to this workshop to learn how this happens, and what you as a gardener can do to help your plants deal with seasonal stressors such as cold, heat, drought and flooding. We will explore through hands-on experiences, the diversity of body forms in a selection of native plants and common garden residents. We will see how these forms are adaptations to particular growing conditions. This is the first of a three part series (Flowering Plant Life Cycle: March 22, 1-3pm; Plant Survival Strategies: April 11, 1-3pm). Participation in all three classes is not required. Participants may sign up for one or all.

A lifelong gardener, Daphne has merged her love of plants and science education into botanical education curricula for both children and adults seeking enrichment from nonformal organizations like Native Plant Trust, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, and Penn State's Shaver's Creek. For more than 25 years, Daphne has worked to improve science and ecology education in both formal K-12 and informal settings. She has developed a certified wildlife habitat in her small urban yard that supports a wide diversity of plant and animal species. Through her careful observation and research, the fascinating relationship between plants and animals are illuminated in her own yard. She holds a certificate in field botany from the Native Plant Trust and a doctorate in Human Development.
Single class scheduled on 2/9/2020 at 1:00PM
Attendees: 1 $ 26.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 40.00 ea.