Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Learn about invasive plants and how to control them in your landscape. Weeds and invasive plants are on the minds of gardeners, landscapers, environmentalists; anyone who cares about the environment. This talk, which is geared towards the homeowner, will discuss this important problem with a focus on practical information. Teri Dunn Chace will define “weed,” and discuss the scope of the problem and what gardeners can realistically expect to achieve in their battle. She then reviews a variety of ways to fight back, both organic and non-organic options, and will save herbicides for last. Because glyphosate/Roundup is the most well-known and widely used (and perhaps most controversial) weed killer, she spends extra time describing what it is and how it works, as well as noting its benefits and risks.
A book sale and signing of select books written by Teri Dunn Chase with follow the talk.
Teri Dunn Chace is a writer and editor with more than 35 titles in publication, including Seeing Seeds (winner of a 2016 American Horticultural Society Book award), Seeing Flowers, How to Eradicate Invasive Plants, and The Anxious Gardener’s Book of Answers. She has also written and edited extensively for Horticulture, North American Gardener, Backyard Living, and Birds & Blooms. Raised in California and educated at Bard College in New York, Chace has gardened in a variety of climate zones and soil types, from inner city Portland, Oregon, to coastal Massachusetts. She currently resides in Little Falls, a small village in the heart of central New York’s farm country; she and her husband also have a second home on the Bay of Fundy in Freeport, Nova Scotia.
Advance registration is highly recommended, but walk-ins are always welcome, space permitting.
Withdrawals: To withdraw your registration from a class, please contact us as soon as possible so we can make your space available to others. If you give us at least 7 days’ notice prior to the event, we will refund you less an administrative fee equaling 25% of the program cost. Please note: we cannot offer refunds for withdrawals less than 7 days before a class.