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HORT:711 Create a Beautiful Landscape with Native Plants04/25-04/25  

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 natives you'll learn about will reduce mowing and improve biodiversity while fitting nicely into your home landscape. Some natives 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 Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $10.00

  • Registration Code= 201505 50459
  • Meeting Dates= 04/25-04/25
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 109
  • Instructor= Nancee Kruescheck
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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HORT:706 Gardening Under Trees and Other Tough Spaces04/11-04/11  

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 Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $9.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50457
  • Meeting Dates= 04/11-04/11
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 112
  • Instructor= Nancee Kruescheck
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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HORT:711 Go Native! An Introduction to Native Landscaping04/01-04/01  

Bring a bit of nature to your urban or suburban home. Come 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 the Master Naturalist Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $12.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50103
  • Meeting Dates= 04/01-04/01
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Continuing Educ Bld CE
  • Instructor= David Tylka
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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  Go Native! An Introduction to Native Landscaping04/02-04/02  

******CLASS WITHDRAWN (1)******Bring a bit of nature to your urban or suburban home. Come 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 the Master Naturalist Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $17.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50104
  • Meeting Dates= 04/02-04/02
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= Continuing Ed Unassigned CE-UN
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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HORT:720 Go Native! Identification and Ecology of Common Missouri Wildflowers04/03-04/03  

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 Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $12.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50105
  • Meeting Dates= 04/03-04/03
  • Meeting Days= F
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Continuing Educ Bld CE
  • Instructor= David Tylka
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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HORT:765 Go Native! Native Landscaping for Bees, Butterflies and Other Pollinators04/24-04/24  

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 Certificate. Location: Meramec Library-Confluence Room. Cost for adults 60 and over $12.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50109
  • Meeting Dates= 04/24-04/24
  • Meeting Days= F
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Library 
  • Instructor= David Tylka
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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HORT:711 Go Native! Native Landscaping with Shade-Adapted Plants04/08-04/08  

Successfully growing plants under large trees can be challenging, but if you mimic nature by planting ecologically adapted natives, you can enjoy a green, biodiverse landscape throughout the seasons. Several spring native wildflowers bloom also before most large trees leaf out and shade-adapted shrubs can thrive under low-light conditions. Join us and learn how to establish and maintain shade-adapted native landscapes. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $12.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50106
  • Meeting Dates= 04/08-04/08
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Continuing Educ Bld CE
  • Instructor= David Tylka
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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  Go Native! Native Landscaping with Shrubs05/01-05/01  

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 Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $12.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50111
  • Meeting Dates= 05/01-05/01
  • Meeting Days= F
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Continuing Educ Bld CE
  • Instructor= David Tylka
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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HORT:704 Go Native! Native Landscaping with Sun-Adapted Perennials04/10-04/10  

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. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $12.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50107
  • Meeting Dates= 04/10-04/10
  • Meeting Days= F
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Continuing Educ Bld CE
  • Instructor= David Tylka
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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HORT:765 Go Native! Ways to Attract Songbirds and Hummingbirds through Native Landscaping04/29-04/29  

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 Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $12.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50110
  • Meeting Dates= 04/29-04/29
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Continuing Educ Bld CE
  • Instructor= David Tylka
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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HORT:701 Herb Gardening, Use and Preservation04/07-04/07  

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 Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $13.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50115
  • Meeting Dates= 04/07-04/07
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Communications South 205
  • Instructor= Michelle Ochonicky
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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  Herb Gardening, Use and Preservation03/31-03/31  

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 Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $13.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50113
  • Meeting Dates= 03/31-03/31
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Forest Park - G Tower 117
  • Instructor= Michelle Ochonicky
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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HORT:708 Really Green Thumbs04/09-04/09  

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 Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $10.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50116
  • Meeting Dates= 04/09-04/09
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Forest Park - G Tower 117
  • Instructor= Michelle Ochonicky
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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  Really Green Thumbs04/14-04/14  

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 Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $10.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50117
  • Meeting Dates= 04/14-04/14
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Business Admin Bld 114
  • Instructor= Michelle Ochonicky
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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HORT:709 Soil and Composting : Get the 'Dirt' on Successful Gardening04/02-04/02  

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 Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $10.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50114
  • Meeting Dates= 04/02-04/02
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Communications North 228
  • Instructor= Michelle Ochonicky
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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HORT:704 Sun and Shade Perennials: What's Best for the Midwest?03/14-03/14  

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 Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $10.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50456
  • Meeting Dates= 03/14-03/14
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 109
  • Instructor= Nancee Kruescheck
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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HORT:723 The "Other" Part of Gardening: Care and Maintenance of Flowers & Shrubs04/18-04/18  

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 Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $10.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50458
  • Meeting Dates= 04/18-04/18
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 112
  • Instructor= Nancee Kruescheck
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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HORT:701 Vegetable Gardening03/07-03/07  

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 Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $9.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50455
  • Meeting Dates= 03/07-03/07
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 107
  • Instructor= Nancee Kruescheck
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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