The John and Doris Andrews Horticulture Certificate Program

The Andrews Horticulture Program gives you, the home gardener, the knowledge and skill to select plants and to successfully cultivate your home landscape. The curriculum assists you in developing the gardening techniques best suited for Ohio gardens. Learn through lectures, engaging labs outside at Fellows Riverside Gardens, and hands-on volunteer work. Enjoy learning from local and regional experts and sharing your experiences with other gardeners.

Each course is concentrated within four sessions to be accessible to a broader audience and fit into busy lives. Participants also have the option to receive a certificate of completion for each course. In order to qualify for the certificate, each session must be attended, along with eight hours of garden-related volunteer work at Fellows Riverside Gardens. The volunteer aspect allows one to develop more hands-on knowledge and skills, as well as providing community support to one of the Mahoning Valley’s gems.

For more information or to register, call Fellows Riverside Gardens at 330-740-7116.

Courses

Trees and Shrubs for the Home Landscape

Saturdays: 9/30, 10/21, 10/28, 11/18 | 9 am – Noon

Trees and shrubs provide the framework for gardens. How we choose and plant them affects the future success and longevity of the home landscape. Sessions include: identification and choosing the best specimens for Northeast Ohio and proper planting. Essential maintenance practices and pruning will also be covered. When all requirements are met, attendance to all four sessions and eight hours of volunteer work, participants will receive a certificate of completion for the course.

Instructors

  • Charley Adams, ISA Certified Arborist, Adams Tree Preservation, LLC
  • Jim Chatfield, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, OSU Extension
  • Mike Ecker, Director of Living Collections, The Dawes Arboretum
  • Lynn Zocolo, Educator, Mill Creek MetroParks

Sessions

  • 9/30 – Name That Tree (Shrub)
  • 10/21 – Planting and Maintenance
  • 10/28 – Pruning
  • 11/18 – Creating a Treasured Landscape Using “Pestless” Trees and Shrubs

Fee: $45 R; $55 NR

Register/pay by 9/21

Indoor Gardening

Tuesdays: 2/27, 3/20, 4/17, 4/24 | 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Successful indoor gardening requires knowledge of both plant material and growing techniques. Learn how to select the right plants for your indoor space. Over four sessions, the course will cover houseplant basics, including light levels and temperatures, plus unique indoor specimens, such as orchids, succulents, and more.

Instructors

  • Marie Borocz, Homestead Florist and Gifts
  • Carol A. Knock, OSU Master Gardener
  • Joe Mehalik, Greenhouse Manager, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
  • Dave Miller, President, Greater Akron Orchid Society
  • Lisa Eldred Steinkopf, The Houseplant Guru (please link to her website –  http://www.thehouseplantguru.com)

Sessions

  • 2/27 – Houseplant Care
  • 3/20 – Bromeliads / Festive Flowers & Foliage
  • 4/17 – Cultivating Orchids
  • 4/24 – The Fascinating World of Succulents / Terrariums

Fee: $45 R; $55 NR

Register/pay by 2/13/2018

Registration Procedure

Registrations for courses are processed on a first come/first serve basis in the order that payment is received. Payment is due upon registration. Registration is required two weeks prior to the beginning of the course. Visa, Mastercard, Discover and checks are accepted. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register or for more information at 330-740-7116.

Cancellation Procedure

Cancellations less than two weeks prior to a course are non-refundable. Cancellations less than four weeks, but before the two week deadline will have a 10% cancellation fee. Cancellations made four weeks prior will receive a full refund. Courses are held rain, snow, or shine. A full refund will be issued if the course is cancelled by Mill Creek MetroParks.

Volunteer Option

If you would like to qualify for the certificate of completion for your registered course, follow these steps:

Session Coupon

Each course offers four sessions of valuable horticulture knowledge, however it is understandable that participants may not be able to attend all of the sessions. If something arises that prevents you from attending all four sessions, you may request a session coupon for the one you missed. The next time that the course is offered, call Fellows Riverside Gardens to reserve your seat in that session and present your coupon. Courses are typically offered every other year.

Scholarships will be available through the Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens, information available at www.friendsoffellows.org or 330.740.7116 x 213. The Andrews Horticulture Program is graciously sponsored by the John S. and Doris M. Andrews Education Endowment through the Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens.

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