Schedule

My 2013 SPRING SCHEDULE includes:

April 3 - Container Gardening with Native Plants presentation for the AAUW Doylestown Branch, Wednesday, April 3, 7:30 pm at Heritage Towers Wesley Enhanced Living, in the Acorn Room, Doylestown, PA

Container Gardening with Native Plants Interested in attracting birds, butterflies and beneficial insects to your garden but short on space or time? Create a healthy habitat right in a container by learning three easy steps using low maintenance native plants suited to either sun or shade. Color, form, texture and placement are a few of the topics covered in this four season approach to creating unique focal points in your landscape that are environmentally friendly too.  Beautiful photographs and container planting demonstration with native plants will inspire you to express your own personal style.

April 6 – 1941 Nature Guide & Spring Ephemerals Walk, Glen Providence Park, Media PA, Saturday, April 6, 10:00 am-noon.

1941 Nature Guide & Spring Ephemerals Walk Join me and the Friends of Glen Providence Park as we follow the trail described by a park ranger in the recently discovered 1941 Nature Guide. I’ll be leading the tour with Stephanie Gaboriault to look for ephemeral (short-lasting) flowers, buds, and other signs of Spring!  Meet at the Glen Providence Park main entrance on State Street, Saturday, April 6 at 10:00 am. Approximate distance one mile. Be prepared for steep and possibly muddy terrain. Free. Rain date Sunday, April 7.  For more information, find Friends of Glen Providence Park on facebook or visit www.glenprovidencepark.org

May 5 - “Longweed Gardens” on Scott Arboretum Tour! Sunday, May 5, 1 to 6 pm  My private garden “Longweed” will be included on the Scott Associates Garden Day member garden tour. In addition to my garden you will be able to explore many private gardens in the Media area. Admission is free for members; nonmembers can purchase tickets ($25 for adults, $15 for children). Call 610-328-8025 for details and to purchase tickets. Additional information at www.scottarboretum.org/calendar

May 8 – Container Gardening with Native Plants Demonstration for the Schuylkill County Master Gardeners at Redbud Native Plant Nursery in Glen Mills, PA

May 25 – Native Plant Container Gardening Join me for my popular container gardening class and demonstration on Saturday, May 18 10:00 am – noon at the beautiful Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania. This 167-acre public garden and educational institution is located in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. It is the official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  Cost of the class is $30/non-members, $25/members. To register online visit https://online.morrisarboretum.org/classes

 

Cultivating Great Garden Photographs -Professional Secrets Revealed! Would you like to capture the beauty of nature as it evolves through the seasons? In this class  you’ll learn my 7 Rules for Getting Professional Results with Your Digital Camera and how you can use your camera to document the progress of your garden, aid the design process or create winning photographs. If your club or organization is interested in this or any of my other lively and interactive presentations, call 610-627-4999 or email  marciatate@comcast.net for information.

In addition to photography commissions, I am available for garden design, garden coaching and habitat garden consultation using native plants.

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My 2012 Fall Schedule includes:

Composting 101 -Composting is fun and easy! It’s a simple, satisfying and rewarding process. To find out how compost can benefit you, your garden and the planet, please join me for Composting 101 sponsored by the Media Environmental Advisory Council on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 7:30 pm in the Media Community Center, 4th & Jackson Street, Media, PA. This event is FREE and Open to the Public. For full details go to my home page.

Healthy Habitats – Contained! Want to attract wildlife when your space is limited? Try container gardening. Interested in attracting birds, butterflies and beneficial insects to your garden, but short on space or time? In this creative and ecologically minded workshop, learn the process of designing and planting your own native plant container garden. You will learn about color, form, texture and placement, then move on to create your own “micro-habitat”. Please bring a suitable container 10-14” wide by approximately 8-12” deep. All other materials, including native plants, will be provided.

Join me on Wednesday, September 26 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the beautiful Mt. Cuba Center in northern Delaware located on nearly 600 acres. Dedicated to the study, conservation, and appreciation of plants native to the Appalachian Piedmont Region through garden display, education, and research, their woodland wildflower gardens are recognized as the region’s finest. Cost of the class is $35 and includes a selection of native plants you will take home. To register go to www.mtcubacenter.org -under the Education tab link to Continuing Education, in class listings click on Healthy Habitats -Contained!

 

Cultivating Great Garden Photographs -Professional Secrets Revealed! Would you like to capture the beauty of nature as it evolves through the seasons? In this class  you’ll learn my 7 Rules for Getting Professional Results with Your Digital Camera and how you can use your camera to document the progress of your garden, aid the design process or create winning photographs. If your club or organization is interested in this or any of my other lively and interactive presentations, call 610-627-4999 or email  marciatate@comcast.net for information.

In addition to photography commissions, I am available for garden design, garden coaching and habitat garden consultation using native plants.

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My 2012 Spring Schedule includes:

Ephemerals Walk at Glen Providence Park Join the Friends of Glen Providence Park for a plant walk led by Marcia Tate. We’ll look for ephemeral (short-lasting) flowers, buds, and other signs of Spring!  Meet at the Glen Providence Park main entrance on State Street, Saturday, March 17 at 10:30am. Approximate distance one mile. Be prepared for steep and possibly muddy terrain. Free. Rain date Sunday, March 18.  For more information, find Friends of Glen Providence Park on facebook or visit www.glenprovidencepark.org

Going Green: Ten Steps to a H ealthier Garden! Would you like to learn how to grow a beautiful garden where people, plants and wildlife thrive together in a healthy setting? Whether you’re just starting out or already on your way, you’ll get lots of easy, take-home tips and helpful tools to create a natural haven that is an extension of your home and integral part of our larger ecosystem. You’ll discover low-maintenance native plants that flourish in your local conditions and how to be a responsible caretaker of your piece of the earth. Balcony or backyard, whatever the size, you’ll find new ways to design your own outdoor space that can help heal and inspire you while cultivating a better world.

March 26 – Presentation for the Covered Bridge Garden Club, Monday 3/26 at 12:00 noon at St. John’s Church in Phoenixville, PA

Container Gardening with Native Plants Interested in attracting birds, butterflies and beneficial insects to your garden but short on space or time? Create a healthy habitat right in a container by learning three easy steps using low maintenance native plants suited to either sun or shade. Color, form, texture and placement are a few of the topics covered in this four season approach to creating unique focal points in your landscape that are environmentally friendly too.  Beautiful photographs and a live demonstration will inspire you to express your own personal style.

April 25 – Presentation for the Garden Club of Springfield, Wednesday, 4/25, 11:00 a.m. at the Penn State Environmental Center in Smedley Park at 20 Papermill Road, Springfield PA


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