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From Garden to Campus

Brown Bag Series

MUN Botanical Garden is offering a series of workshops again this winter on MUN campus. The From Garden to Campus Workshop Series, which starts on January 19, 2017. Registration is not required and participants are invited to bring along their lunch. Everyone is welcome.

Admission: $5.00; Free for students. Donations gratefully accepted. All proceeds help support the MUN Botanical Garden education programs.
Dates: The 3rd Thursday of the month, January – April, 2017
Time: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location: The Landing, Room 3018, University Centre, Memorial University


Edible Wild Plants Session # 1
January 19, 2017
Edible Wild Plants in Newfoundland
Instructor: Todd Boland, Research, Research Horticulturist
Todd Boland will introduce you to the native and naturalized Newfoundland plants that are edible throughout the season, from spring shoots to fall berries.
Format: PowerPoint Presentation

Gardening for BeesSession # 2
February 16, 2017
Gardening For Pollinators, Part I - Bees & Wasps
Instructor: Todd Boland, Research, Research Horticulturist
Gardening for pollinators requires more than just a list of plants. Get to know about the different kinds of bees in Newfoundland, including their life cycles, food preferences and how we can all do more to help them in our own back gardens.
Format: PowerPoint Presentation

A Guide to The Bees Of Insular Newfoundland, by Barry Hicks, CONA

Gardening for ButterfliesSession # 3
March 16, 2017
Butterfly Basics: Gardening For Pollinators

Instructor: Anne Madden, Education Coordinator
Gardening for pollinators requires more than just a list of plants. Get to know about the different kinds of butterflies in Newfoundland, including their life cycles, food preferences and how we can all do more to help them in our own back gardens.
Format: PowerPoint Presentation 

Butterfly Basics Presentation (PDF)

Butterfly Basics: Gardening for Pollinators Handout (PDF)

Gardening BasicsSession # 4
April 20, 2017
Gardening Basics
Instructor: Christine Gillard, Environmental Educator
Are you lacking a green thumb? Have trouble keeping plants alive? Always wanted to grow your own plants but didn’t know where to start? Join Christine in learning about gardening basics and participate in a hands-on activity to plant your own seed.
Format: PowerPoint Presentation and hands-on activity 

For more information, please call the Botanical Garden at 864-8590 or email garden@mun.ca

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