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National Garden

Clubs

Gardening Study School

Series 12 Course 2,

Zoom virtual offering only

April 25, 26 & 27, 2024

 

Thursday, April 25, 2024

8:00 – 8:20 Sign in

8:20 am Welcome & Announcements

Today’s Lecturer

Dr. Judith Sumner,

Professor of Natural Sciences, retired,

Assumption College, lecturer & author

 

8:30 – 10:00 am

Plant Disease & Garden Pests  – tested

· Overview of Growing Techniques

· Regional insect & Disease Problems

· Beneficial Insects

· Problem Solving/Prevention

· Examples of Plant Problems

 

10:00 – 10:15 am   Break

 

10:15 – 11:15 am  

Plant Disease & Garden Pests –                  continued

 

11:15 – 11:30 am Break

 

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

American Household Botany: A History of Useful Plants, 1620-1900 – non-tested

 

12: 30 pm – End of Day for Refreshers

 

12:30 – 12:45 am

Test Review of lecture material

Followed by test for students

 

Friday, April 26, 2024

8:15 –8:45 Sign in

8:45 am Welcome & Announcements

Today’s Lecturer

Kathi Gariepy

Mass. Master Gardener, educator, garden writer and lecturer,

NGC landscapedesign master and gardening consultant master

 

9:00 – 10:30 am

Irrigation & Water – tested

·  Planting Efficiently

· Water use & Water Saving Factors

· How Much Water is Necessary?

· Water Problems – Regional

 

10:30 – 10:45   Break

 

10:45 – 12:15 am  

Lawn & Lawn Alternatives – tested

·  Site Preparation & Selection of Grass/Plants

· Maintaining the site

· Problem Solving

 

12:15pm End of Day for Refreshers

 

12:15 – 12:30 pm

Review of Lecture material

Followed by test for students

 

Saturday, April 27, 2024

8:00 – 8:20 Sign in

8:20 am Welcome & Announcements

   

Today’s Lecturer

Joann Vieira

Horticulturalist, former head of horticulture Tower Hill Botanic Gardens,

current head of horticulture for MA Trustees of Reservation

 

8:30 – 10:00 am

Growing Fruit – tested

·  Choice of Varieties

· When and How to Plant

· Training & Pruning

· Environmental Factors

· Problem Solving

 

10:00– 10:15 am   Break

 

10:15 – 11:15 am  

Growing Vegetables – tested

·  Choice of varieties

· When & How to Plant

· Crop Rotation & Inter-planting

· Problems & Solutions

 

11:15 – 11:30 am   Break

 

11:30 – 12:30

Growing Fruit – Continued

 

12:30 pm - End of Day for Refreshers

 

12:30 – 12:45 am

Test Review of lecture material

Followed by test for students

 

 General Information

Attendance to all classes is required to take the exam or to receive refresher credit. Courses are open to the general public, with the payment of a nominal fee.  Garden club members completing the series of four courses are awarded the designation of Gardening Consultant. Attendees from the general public may attain Consultant status by joining a garden club during the course series or shortly after completion.

 

  Recommended Reading:

Botany for Gardeners by Brian Capon maybe purchased through Amazon.com

 

Requirements

  • Participants must have a desktop, laptop, tablet or iPad with integrated camera and microphone.

  • Participants must attend a test/practice session to check their ability to use Zoom and to do a tech check on April 11, 2024 at 7:00 pm.

  • Smartphones are not permitted, unless for “hotspot” connectivity.

  • NOTE: IF REFRESHING PLEASE COMPLETE FORM7; STUDENTS FORM 6, FOUND ON NGC WEBSITE, SCHOOL FORMS & RESOURCES.

  • Those refreshing or those not wishing to become NGC Gardening Consultants need not take the exams.

  • Registration Deadline is April 8, 2024

 

Committee 2024

Linda Jean Smith, Chairman

978-256-3101

Lindajean.smith@comcast.net

Joy DiMaggio, Betsy Howard, Jill Malcolm

NGC Gardening School

Series 12, Course 2 Registration

April 25, 26, & 27, 2024

April 11, 2024 Zoom Check

Deadline for Registration April 8,

 

Name __________________________________________________________________________

 

Address ___________________________________________________________________________

 

City ______________________________________________State ____________________Zip _________________

 

Preferred Phone number______________________________________________________

 

Email  _______________________________________________________________________________

 

Garden Club _______________________________________________________________________

 

Permitted Equipment (circle one)

Desktop or Laptop Computer, iPad or Tablet

 

Operation System (circle one) *

Microsoft Windows, Apple MacOS,                      

Apple iOS on iPad, Android on tablet

*Meets Zoom.com System Requirements

 

Please indicate your option:

___Full course with exam $110

___Full course, no exam $100

___Full course, non-club member $125

___1 Day Only Registration $70                   (check one)

              Apr. 25, ___  Apr. 26, ____   Apr. 27, ____

 

Make check payable to: GCFM, Inc.

 

Mail to Registrar:

Linda Jean Smith, Registrar

23 Bentley Lane

Chelmsford, MA 01824

 

NO REFUNDS

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