March 2014 – October 2013
Join Joe, Horticulture Project Manager, as he explores the fundamentals of tool selection, tool sharpening and pruning for form and structure in the first hour of the class. Dress for outside demonstrations and be ready to prune. Hot chocolate and coffee will be on hand and Joe recommends that you bring your own pruning tools.
Fee: $10 for members and $15 for non members.
Call 515.795.3216 (register by 1/10/14)
Celebrate the start of the fall season and take a hike with Mike Havlik, an extraordinary naturalist. He is the Program Director for Environmental Education at the Y Camp in Boone County. Sharpen your own naturalist skills along the way. Enjoy a few songs, lots of laughs, and maybe see a few visiting animals. Fun for the entire family.
Don Wirth, an anthropologist from Woodward, knows all about the oaks and his enthusiasm is contagious. How did the oaks get there and how do they prosper? What are the different kinds? How are they useful? What is their place in our cultural history and home landscapes? Dress for a mix of indoor and outdoor experiences.
Branches Tree Series
October 5 – Mighty Oaks led by Don Wirth
October 12 – Fall Colors led by Andy Dahl
October 26 – Nuts on Trees and Tables led by Jeff Carstens and Becky Ringsby
November 2 – Gardening with Conifers led by Gary Wittenbaugh
November 9 – Windbreaks and Trees for Tricky Spots led by Dr. Jesse Randall