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BCC to Offer Horticulture Workshops
Sep 2, 2011

Berkshire Community College, (BCC) in collaboration with the Berkshire Botanical Garden, will offer Horticulture workshops this fall semester which begins Tues., Sept. 6.

The Horticulture Certificate Program is a non-credit adult enrichment program designed to benefit the professional, aspiring professional, homeowner and serious home gardener. Designed with a flexible approach to learning, several options are available to participants.

This program applies practical knowledge to the study of horticulture and design. Instructors are professionals working in the field who bring a hands-on, field study approach to the classroom. Theoretical information is reinforced with work experience, making course work relevant to real-life experience. Classroom work is supplemented with a hands-on practicum component. All classes take place at Berkshire Botanical Garden located in Stockbridge, Mass.

"Garden Practicum" (WKS-H101) - Tues., Sept. 6, from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Cost for registration is $150.

"Herbaceous Plants" (WKS-H102) - Tues., Sept. 6 through Sept. 27, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Cost for registration is $145.

"Drafting for Garden Design" (WKS-H209) - Mon., Sept. 12 through Oct. 31, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Cost for registration is $360.

NEW - "Invasive Plant Identification, Removal And Control Strategies" (WKS-H312) - Sat., Sept. 17, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Cost for registration is $90.

"Ornamental Woody Plants" (WKS-H103) - Tues., Oct. 4 through Oct. 25, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Cost for registration is $145.

NEW - "Practices and Principles of Growing Nutrient Dense Vegetables" (WKS-H313) - Fri., Oct. 7 and March 23, from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Cost for registration is $185.

"Advanced Pruning Workshop" (WKS-H308) - Sat., Oct. 15 and Oct. 22, from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Cost for registration is $185.

"Soil and Soil Amendments" (WKS-H104) - Tues., Nov. 1 through Nov. 22, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Cost for registration is $145.

NEW - "Native Plant Selection and Identification (Herbaceous and Woody)" (WKS-H314) Wed., Nov. 2 through Dec. 14, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Cost for registration is $270.

NEW - "Landscape Design Introduction to a Coherent Process" (WKS-H212) - Sat., Nov. 5 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Cost for registration is $125.

"European & American Landscape Design" (WKS-H210) - Mon., Nov. 7 through Nov. 28, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Cost for registration is $185.

NEW - "The Future Meets the Past - Sustainable Gardening Practices" (WKS-H318) Sat., Nov. 12, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Cost for registration is $35.

"Plant Health Care" (WKS-H105) - Tues., Nov. 29 through Dec. 20, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Cost for registration is $145.

For more information, or to register call the office of Community Education at 413-236-2127. Visit www.berkshirecc.edu/fall2011 for a listing of all Fall credit and noncredit courses.


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