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GoNativeU Course: Advanced Plant Identification in the Field

Sunday, May 9, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Stone Cottage Garden, Westchester Community College, Valhalla


Classes and Certificate Program in Gardening with Native Plants. Go Native U at Westchester Community College offered in collaboration with The Native Plant Center. Discover how to plant and grow a beautiful and beneficial landscape using plants native to the Northeast. Gardening enthusiasts, landscape architects, and designers will learn from experienced instructors about the importance of native plants, regional ecology, and the sustainable practices that can be used to enhance home and community environments. Students can enroll in single classes or pursue a certificate in Sustainable Gardening with Native Plants, which consists of 50 contact hours (18 hours/core courses, 17 hours/electives, and 15 hours/community service) plus a final exam. Some in-person classes offer LA-CES approved credit hours; some offer ISA-approved credit.

To register for these courses, please call 914-606-6830 and press 1 or register online at


Advanced Plant Identification in the Field

Spend the class outdoors practicing the use of field guides and taxonomic plant identification keys. Prerequisite: Plant Identification in the Field or equivalent coursework in botany. Meet in the Stone Cottage garden on the college campus. Dress appropriately for the weather. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide required.

CE-GRDN 2050, 1 Sun., May 9, 10:00 am–12:00 noon, KNC-4, $57. J Schuler. #21549