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(Webinar) Basic Design Principles- Gardening with Ethnobotanical Plants

Saturday, October 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

$10.00 – $15.00

Please note that this will be a live, webinar workshop (offered via Zoom) and not a lecture at the garden. After registration (see below), you will receiver further instructions from the Program Coordinator prior to the workshop date. Registration will close on 17 October at 8am.

Many plants we use in the garden have ethnobotanical uses.  We grow them for their pretty flowers or foliage, not knowing they can be used for traditional uses such as food, medicine, fiber arts and rituals.  In this workshop, we will survey a wide variety of gardens and examine how they have incorporated ethnobotanical plants.  Then we will review some great plant options that are commonly available in the Nursery.

With our Basic Design Principles series, Cricket Riley (Landscape Design Consultant with RBG Nursery) will cover many of the different factors you need to consider and help you navigate the process of refurbishing a bed or designing a whole new garden.

Disclaimer: Medicinal uses of featured plants are not intended to be seen as potential remedies or cures but for acknowledgments of their historical value. If suffering from any of the ailments mentioned during the lecture, please see a licensed health professional.


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Saturday, October 17, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
$10.00 – $15.00
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The Ruth Bancroft Garden
(925) 944-9352
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Cancellations up to 1-week prior to a class are subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations less than 1-week prior to a class are non-refundable. The Ruth Bancroft Garden does not issue credits for future classes.