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It's OK to Eat the Weeds-Wild Edible Plants of Spring

ECOL-703    It's OK to Eat the Weeds-Wild Edible Plants of Spring--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
5/5/2018--5/5/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  16

The next time you weed your garden, you might find you have the makings for a unique dish! Join Dr. Catrina Adams, Ph.D. in Paleoethnobotany (how people have used plants in the past) to learn about some of the common edible plants that grow in and around St. Louis in the spring. Discover where to find them, how to identify and collect them, and how to eat them! Then, take a tour of the campus to identify edible and useful plants you probably walk past every day. Some wild edibles are lovely native plants that you may want to cultivate in your own backyard. Others might be growing in your lawn or garden already, for better or for worse! Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $20.50.

  • Meeting Dates:  5/5/2018 - 5/5/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  9:00:00 AM--12:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   Catrina Adams
  • Fees:           29

 

Indoor Composting: Make and Take Home a Bokashi Bucket

ECOL-704    Indoor Composting: Make and Take Home a Bokashi Bucket--Meramec - Science West Bldg
4/19/2018--4/19/2018        Total Seats:  10    Places Left:  3

Don't throw away those scraps - up to 20% of household trash can be composted! The bokashi bucket system can be used year-round, it's quick, convenient and has no household smells. In this hands-on session, you will construct and learn to maintain an indoor composting system capable of decomposing food and house plant trimmings for a family of four. In a space-saving bokashi system, effective microorganisms transform all types of kitchen waste into a nutrient-rich soil amendment. All equipment, materials and handouts provided and included in fee. You'll leave class with a working indoor composting system in the form of a bokashi bucket. Class offered in partnership with the Missouri Botanical Garden Earthways Center. Registration deadline 4/5. No refunds after this date. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Senior discount does not apply.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/19/2018 - 4/19/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Thursday
  • Meeting Times:  7:00:00 PM--8:30:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Science West Bldg
  • Instructor:   CE Org Staff
  • Fees:           49

 

Backyard Chickens for the Beginner

ECOL-705    Backyard Chickens for the Beginner--Meramec - Science West Bldg
3/24/2018--3/24/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  14

Have you thought about keeping chickens in your city or suburban backyard? There's a lot to find out about before you get started. Learn about local ordinances and where to find more information for the area where you live. You'll also hear about the benefits of keeping chickens, appropriate housing and feeding and different ways of keeping your chickens healthy and happy. Instructor has years of personal and professional experience and is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable, healthy chicken-farmer! Bring a sack lunch to class. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $23.

  • Meeting Dates:  3/24/2018 - 3/24/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  10:00:00 AM--2:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Science West Bldg
  • Instructor:   Guy Niere
  • Fees:           35

 

All About Herbs

HORT-701    All About Herbs--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
4/4/2018--4/4/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  10

Now is the time to plan for your summer garden! Learn how to get the most for your effort in this one-night class. From starting to expanding an herb garden, you'll learn about soil conditions, fertilizing, and the optimal placement for growth. Come hear the best advice from Master Gardener "Mike" on how to plant, maintain, and harvest an herb garden. You'll also get tips on using herbs in and around your home as well as the best way to freeze and preserve herbs for future use. Bring a notebook and pen to class. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $16.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/4/2018 - 4/4/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Wednesday
  • Meeting Times:  6:00:00 PM--9:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   Michelle Ochonicky
  • Fees:           25

 

Vegetable Gardening

HORT-701    Vegetable Gardening--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
3/3/2018--3/3/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  9

Do you want to "grow your own" this season? For the best selection of seeds and plantings, you need to start planning early. Learn tips for planting, maintaining and harvesting your own fresh veggies. Topics for discussion include raised beds, container gardening and more. Bring your questions for our gardening expert and local nursery owner. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $19.50.

  • Meeting Dates:  3/3/2018 - 3/3/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  9:00:00 AM--11:30:00 AM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   Nancee Kruescheck
  • Fees:           25

 
HORT-701    Vegetable Gardening--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
3/10/2018--3/10/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  17

Do you want to "grow your own" this season? For the best selection of seeds and plantings, you need to start planning early. Learn tips for planting, maintaining and harvesting your own fresh veggies. Topics for discussion include raised beds, container gardening and more. Bring your questions for our gardening expert and local nursery owner. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $19.50.

  • Meeting Dates:  3/10/2018 - 3/10/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  9:00:00 AM--11:30:00 AM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   Nancee Kruescheck
  • Fees:           25

 

Sun and Shade Perennials: What's Best for the Midwest?

HORT-704    Sun and Shade Perennials: What's Best for the Midwest?--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
4/7/2018--4/7/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  11

Save time and money by creating or enhancing your yard and garden with easy-to-grow perennial plants that come back year after year. Start your perennial garden with a good understanding of plant selection, and care and maintenance based on the shade and sunlight locations in your yard. Join local nursery owner Nancee Kruscheck and discover the most popular varieties of plants and characteristics of each including: size and height; when they bloom; soil requirements and conditions in which they grow best. You'll be able to take what you learn in this class and create a perennial garden that is not only beautiful, but easier to maintain throughout the season. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $19.50.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/7/2018 - 4/7/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  9:00:00 AM--11:30:00 AM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   Nancee Kruescheck
  • Fees:           25

 

Gardening Under Trees and Other Tough Spaces

HORT-708    Gardening Under Trees and Other Tough Spaces--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
4/14/2018--4/14/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  16

Do you have problems successfully growing plants under the trees in your yard? Are you concerned about possibly damaging the tree roots but would really like to add some attractive plantings that would thrive there? Come learn about the art and science of gardening under trees and other tough-to-grow spots to add to the beauty of your yard. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $19.50.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/14/2018 - 4/14/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  9:00:00 AM--11:30:00 AM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   Nancee Kruescheck
  • Fees:           25

 

Soil and Composting: Get the 'Dirt' on Successful Gardening

HORT-709    Soil and Composting: Get the 'Dirt' on Successful Gardening--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
4/12/2018--4/12/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  15

The first step in successful gardening is working from the ground up. Learn the 'dirt' on successful gardening as we'll discuss easy to understand information on soil types, practical tips on preparation and the 'how to' and benefits of composing for your home garden. A beneficial class for both beginning and experienced homeowners. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $19.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/12/2018 - 4/12/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Thursday
  • Meeting Times:  7:00:00 PM--9:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   Michelle Ochonicky
  • Fees:           25

 

Create a Beautiful Landscape with Native Plants

HORT-713    Create a Beautiful Landscape with Native Plants--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
4/21/2018--4/21/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  13

Enrich the diversity in your yard by discovering and planting species native to Missouri. You can create a beautiful and interesting landscape with a progression of plants that are perfectly adapted to our unique soil and climate. The native plants you'll learn about will reduce mowing and improve biodiversity while fitting nicely into your home landscape. Some native specimens are ideal for your perennial gardens and problem areas. You'll be delighted at how beautiful the native plants are and enjoy learning some plant folklore. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $19.50.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/21/2018 - 4/21/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  9:00:00 AM--11:30:00 AM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   Nancee Kruescheck
  • Fees:           25

 

Go Native! An Introduction to Native Landscaping

HORT-713    Go Native! An Introduction to Native Landscaping--Meramec - Continuing Educ Bld
4/4/2018--4/4/2018        Total Seats:  18    Places Left:  16

Bring a bit of nature to your urban or suburban home. Discover the many benefits of native landscaping, also known as "naturescaping," and enrich your life by bringing low maintenance plants to your yard or workplace and developing a natural ecosystem to attract animals and beneficial insects. Learn why native coneflowers, milkweeds, viburnums and oaks are more beneficial than non-native hostas, daylilies, crape myrtles, and Bradford pears. Explore why biodiversity is healthy, and why cultivars should be scrutinized. You'll also receive information on assistance and resources available through the St. Louis Audubon "Bring Conservation Home" program to help get you started. We face many environmental challenges and this is your opportunity to extend your commitment to make a difference. Course meets the curriculum requirements for Master Naturalist program. Senior discount does not apply.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/4/2018 - 4/4/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Wednesday
  • Meeting Times:  9:00:00 AM--12:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Continuing Educ Bld
  • Instructor:   CE Org Staff
  • Fees:           25

 

Go Native! Identification and Ecology of Common Missouri Wildflowers

HORT-713    Go Native! Identification and Ecology of Common Missouri Wildflowers--Meramec - Continuing Educ Bld
4/6/2018--4/6/2018        Total Seats:  18    Places Left:  15

Have you ever wanted to explore the scientific approach to identifying wildflowers? This is your chance to get an introduction into flora classification. Missouri is a crossroads of several different natural communities across the Midwest and supports a wide array of native and non-native wildflowers. You'll explore basic flower parts and leaf arrangements and then determine the distinguishing and unique characteristics of over 60 common species organized by color and chronology. You are encouraged to bring a copy of Denison's Missouri Wildflowers (6th Ed.) published by the MO Conservation Dept. for use in the class. Book is available at most area bookstores, nature centers and libraries. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $17.50.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/6/2018 - 4/6/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Friday
  • Meeting Times:  9:00:00 AM--12:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Continuing Educ Bld
  • Instructor:   David Tylka
  • Fees:           25

 

Go Native! Native Landscaping for Bees, Butterflies and Other Pollinators

HORT-713    Go Native! Native Landscaping for Bees, Butterflies and Other Pollinators--Meramec - Continuing Educ Bld
4/20/2018--4/20/2018        Total Seats:  18    Places Left:  10

Butterflies go wherever they please and please wherever they go. Along with bees and other insect pollinators, they are environmental barometers. Healthy landscapes have large numbers and a wide diversity of pollinators--contaminated or altered landscapes do not. The best plants lure pollinators to their flowers by offering pollen, nectar, resin and oil, and by evolving visual and olfactory cues such as nectar guides, color and fragrance. Come get practical advice on getting started for selecting the optimal natives to attract various groups of pollinators. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $17.50.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/20/2018 - 4/20/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Friday
  • Meeting Times:  9:00:00 AM--12:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Continuing Educ Bld
  • Instructor:   David Tylka
  • Fees:           25

 

Go Native! Native Landscaping with Shade-Adapted Plants

HORT-713    Go Native! Native Landscaping with Shade-Adapted Plants--Meramec - Continuing Educ Bld
4/25/2018--4/25/2018        Total Seats:  18    Places Left:  14

Successfully growing plants under large trees can be challenging, but if you mimic nature by planting ecologically adapted natives, you can enjoy an attractive, biodiverse landscape throughout the seasons. Many spring native wildflowers bloom before most large trees leaf out, shade-adapted shrubs can thrive under low-light conditions, grasses and foliage plants provide summer texture, late summer and fall bloomers welcome wildlife, and berries and bark can provide winter interest. Join us and learn how to establish and maintain shade-adapted native landscapes. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Senior discount does not apply.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/25/2018 - 4/25/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Wednesday
  • Meeting Times:  9:00:00 AM--12:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Continuing Educ Bld
  • Instructor:   STLCC Staff
  • Fees:           25

 

Go Native! Native Landscaping with Shrubs

HORT-713    Go Native! Native Landscaping with Shrubs--Meramec - Continuing Educ Bld
4/13/2018--4/13/2018        Total Seats:  18    Places Left:  13

Stop spending your time and money trying to maintain shrubs that are not indigenous to the Midwest and have difficulty adapting to local soil and weather conditions. Go native and begin to add more environmentally beneficial shrub species. Native shrubs that have evolved in the Midwest are adapted to local rainfall and temperature patterns and generally do not require any special maintenance needs after they are established. Because of this evolution, these native woody species have produced unique interrelationships with many native species of wildlife. Lots of suggestions will be presented to help you get started. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Senior discount does not apply.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/13/2018 - 4/13/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Friday
  • Meeting Times:  9:00:00 AM--12:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Continuing Educ Bld
  • Instructor:   CE Org Staff
  • Fees:           25

 

Go Native! Native Landscaping with Sun-Adapted Perennials

HORT-713    Go Native! Native Landscaping with Sun-Adapted Perennials--Meramec - Continuing Educ Bld
4/27/2018--4/27/2018        Total Seats:  18    Places Left:  17

Did you know that prairies and glades are the two most diverse and colorful natural communities in Missouri that thrive in the sun? Learn basic characteristics of the soil and moisture conditions of these communities and how they can be emulated in your home landscape. Presentation will focus on native prairie and glade species that can be successfully grown in the St. Louis area, the height and spread of each species and where each species will grow best in your yard. Some of the class may be outdoors. Dress appropriately for the weather. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Senior discount does not apply.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/27/2018 - 4/27/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Friday
  • Meeting Times:  9:00:00 AM--12:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Continuing Educ Bld
  • Instructor:   STLCC Staff
  • Fees:           25

 

Go Native! Ways to Attract Songbirds and Hummingbirds Through Native Landscaping

HORT-713    Go Native! Ways to Attract Songbirds and Hummingbirds Through Native Landscaping--Meramec - Continuing Educ Bld
4/11/2018--4/11/2018        Total Seats:  18    Places Left:  13

Are you looking to attract more songbirds and hummingbirds to enhance your backyard viewing? Learn the secrets to selecting the best native plants that furnish seeds, flowers and fruits for these birds. To attract the greatest diversity of birds to your property at various seasons, you need to select fruiting shrubs and trees from different categories based upon the season the fruits and seeds are produced, their nutritional make-up and the length of time they remain on the plants. Bring a kaleidoscope of colors and songs to your landscape with your knowledge from this class. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Senior discount does not apply.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/11/2018 - 4/11/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Wednesday
  • Meeting Times:  9:00:00 AM--12:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Continuing Educ Bld
  • Instructor:   CE Org Staff
  • Fees:           25

 

Really Green Thumbs

HORT-713    Really Green Thumbs--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
4/11/2018--4/11/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  16

Improve your 'eco-green' garden materials and your 'green thumb' gardening practices and learn how an organic sustainable approach can benefit your home or community garden. Join Master Gardener, Mike Ochonicky, as she teaches you simple ways to incorporate natural techniques to improve your garden soil, plant nutrition, and pest control. Make your garden environmentally friendly and improve your gardening skills, your health and the world in which we all live. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $19.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/11/2018 - 4/11/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Wednesday
  • Meeting Times:  7:00:00 PM--9:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   Michelle Ochonicky
  • Fees:           25

 

The "Other" Part of Gardening: Care and Maintenance of Flowers and Shrubs

HORT-723    The "Other" Part of Gardening: Care and Maintenance of Flowers and Shrubs--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
4/28/2018--4/28/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  15

Powdery mildew taking over your plants? Are your roses in need of deadheading? What's "bugging" your greenery and shrubs? Why are your plants not flowering? Learn how to maintain vigorous plants that continue to thrive throughout the season. With regular maintenance, you can keep your plants looking their best. Nursery owner, Nancee Kruescheck, will teach you "tips and tricks" on feeding, pruning and dealing with common pests and diseases. Bring your questions to class for this informative session. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $19.50.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/28/2018 - 4/28/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  9:00:00 AM--11:30:00 AM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   Nancee Kruescheck
  • Fees:           25