2021 Classes

All Certificate in Native Plants classes are open to the public.
You do not need to be working toward your Certificate in Native Plants to attend any of these classes.

NOTE: The April “Spring Wildflower Hike” has been cancelled.  We hope to reschedule it at a later date.


Native Medicinal Plants of Appalachia

Instructor: Abby Artemesia
Saturday, May 8, 2021
9:00am – 12:30pm EDT
Online via Zoom
ELECTIVE class (4 credits)

Learn about the botany of medicinal native plants of Appalachia, including how they are related (their families), how to identify them, where to look for them (their habitats), and their medicinal benefits. Also discussed will be ethical and sustainable harvest techniques and considerations, and various methods of processing. There will be plenty of time at the end for questions.




Garden Maintenance
June 12, 2021








Summer Tree Community Identification
July 10, 2021







Close Encounters of the Pollinating Kind
August 14, 2021








Botany 1
September 11, 2021







Botany 2
October 9, 2021







Sedges and Rushes
November 13, 2021








Micorrhizae and Fungi
December 11, 2021