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April 2019

$50 – $60

Ohara School of Ikebana Flower Arranging Class

April 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Blum Classroom, 500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Learn how to create an authentic Ohara School floral arrangement under the guidance of a certified Ohara School of Ikebana teacher. In addition to cut flowers to work with, participants will be provided with a ceramic container and a kenzan (Japanese-style "frog") to take home.…

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June 2019

$20 – $30

Ethnobotany in the Crum Woods

June 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:45 pm
Scott Arboretum Offices, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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With over 300 native species and over 150 introduced species of plants, the Crum Woods is truly a cosmopolitan forest.  This class will be a two-hour walk through the Crum Woods with local gardener and Crum Woods expert Mike Rolli, focusing on the seemingly endless…

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$35 – $45

Fabulous Lilies and How to Grow Them

June 26, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Lilies (genus Lilium) may be regal aristocrats of the summer garden, but they can be easily grown. Bulb catalogues present a sumptuous array of choices in nearly every color, short and tall, some intensely fragrant, many for sun, others for shade, but which ones are…

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July 2019

$15 – $25

Weed Identification and Control

July 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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While many of the classes we teach are on plants we want you to grow, we thought it would be good to have a class on which plants you should get rid of! Join Scott Arboretum Gardeners Sandra Lopez Cortez and Lars Rasmussen as they…

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October 2019

$20 – $30

Mycology for Everybody

October 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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The fungal renaissance is upon us. This is meant to be the ultimate class for people of all ages interested in learning more about the world of mycology, gourmet and medicinal mushrooms, fungal ecology, basic mushroom identification, and, of course: mushroom hunting. Other topics to…

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November 2019

$50 – $60

Thanksgiving Table Arrangements

November 26, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Join Scott Arboretum gardener Susan Romero to create a gorgeous arrangement for your Thanksgiving table with fresh autumn greens and flowers. Susan will lead a demonstration on how to choose the best plant materials and creatively display them to make your table a conversation piece.…

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December 2019

$45 – $55

Green Wreaths Workshop

December 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - December 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Session A: Thur., Dec. 5, 2 – 4 pm  Session B: Thur., Dec. 5, 7 – 9 pm (Sold Out) Session C: Fri., Dec. 6, 10 am – 12 pm Session D: Fri., Dec. 6, 2 – 4 pm Wister Center Create a unique and…

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January 2020

$30 – $40

Microgreens: The History and Production Methods

January 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Hold Wed., Feb. 5 for bad weather date Learn about the world of microgreens and the extraordinary flavor and nutrition they provide with Phyllis Hanson of Solrig Farm based in Ardmore. During this class Phyllis will approach the microgreen from the expansive idea that it…

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February 2020

$20 – $30

Composting with Manure Worms

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Hold Sat., Feb. 8 for bad weather date Local plantsman, horticulturist, and owner of The Gardener's Arms Thomas Hawkins is very enthusiastic about composting with his voracious manure worms! Learn with him how to reduce your global footprint by having worms take care of your…

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$15 – $25

What is That??? Plant Identification and Plant Names

February 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Hold Fri., Feb. 21 for bad weather date This class, with Scott Arboretum’s coordinator of horticulture Jeff Jabco, is designed for gardeners who want to improve their scientific knowledge of plants relative to plant morphology and anatomy (leaves, buds, stems, flowers) and the terms used…

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