Botany for Gardeners Webinar Series
These programs will be held virtually. Once you register you will receive a zoom link in the confirmation. These workshops are RECORDED and offered ONLY TO THOSE WHO HAVE REGISTERED for 2 WEEKS.
Plants are complex living organisms that have their own unique traits and place in our ecological systems. In this series join Daphne Minner as you explore the science of the plants that you love. These webinars will give you a deeper understanding of how your plants work, what they need to thrive and how you can use them to impact your environment. You can sign up for one or all of the webinars in this series. Descriptions of each webinar is below.
Botany for Gardeners: Plant Form and Function January 27th 6:30-7:30PM
In essence, plants are composed of roots and shoots. This basic body plan has evolved into the diversity of leaves, flowers, tendrils, bulbs, tubers, and fruits that we enjoy today. This webinar will explore the functions of various root, stem, and leaf modifications that make plants adapted to particular growing conditions.
Botany for Gardeners: Flowering Plant Life Cycle February 10th 6:30-7:30PM
In this webinar we will explore the flowering plant life cycle, from seed germination to fruit. The focus will be on sexual reproduction and the intricate interplay between native plants and pollinators. You will learn about common native New England pollinators and how plants support their life cycle.
Botany for Gardeners: Nurturing Native Plants and Pollinators February 24th 6:30-7:30PM
This webinar will provide gardeners with guidance on how to make their yards more resilient to the effects of climate change. The focus will be on the basics of habitat gardening and how simple changes in your lawn can make a big difference in the bigger ecological landscape.
Instructor Bio: A lifelong gardener, Daphne has merged her love of plants and science education into botanical education curricula for both children and adults seeking enrichment from nonformal organizations like Native Plant Trust, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, and Penn State's Shaver's Creek. For more than 25 years, Daphne has worked to improve science and ecology education in both formal K-12 and informal settings. She has developed a certified wildlife habitat in her small urban yard that supports a wide diversity of plant and animal species. She holds a certificate in field botany from the Native Plant Trust and a doctorate in Human Development from Penn State.