Go Native U
- Welcome home gardeners and professionals (LA-CES credits available).
- Learn how to garden sustainably with native plants.
- Enroll in non-credit single courses or pursue a certificate.*
Register online or call (914) 606-6830 and press 1.
For questions, e-mail Community Services.
Upcoming Classes, 2013
Nativelicious: Gardening with
Edible Native Plants
Add beauty to your garden while growing
edible fruits, nuts, and berries that improve
your backyard ecosystem.
CE-GRDN 2030, 1 Wed., Apr. 17, 10 am–1 pm,
CLA-100, $70. K. Eierman. #13001
Plant Identification in the Field
Move outside the classroom to learn how
to identify plants using a taxonomic identification key.
CE-GRDN 2023, Sat., May 4, 10 am–12 pm,
CLA-100, $45. J. Schuler. #12919
Gardening to Attract Beneficial Insects
Learn to identify important insects and
provide them with the habitat they need
at various stages of their life cycles.
CE-GRDN 2031, Wed., May 22, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.,
CLA-100, $70. K. Eierman. #5919
Field ID of the Common Weeds of
Learn how to use a dichotomous key to
identify common weeds and successfully
manage weed eradication in your garden.
The class goes outdoors for field identification
and the creation of a herbarium.
CE-GRDN 2043, 2 Wed., May 29 & June 5,
10 a.m.–12 p.m., CLA-100, $90. M. Fabel. #6123
Gardening for Beekeepers
Find out about the foraging needs of
bees, the principles of bee garden design,
and the best plant choices timed to
flower throughout the growing season.
CE-GRDN 2044, Sun., June 2, 1–3 p.m., CLA-100, $45.
K. Eierman. #6121
Meadowscaping at Home: How to
Make a Native Meadow
Transform your lifeless, boring lawn
into a beautiful, low maintenance, and
ecologically beneficial area by creating a
CE-GRDN 2041, Wed., June 5, 1–3 p.m., CLA-100, $45.
K. Eierman. #6122
Common Wild Violets of the Northeast
Learn how to identify common violets
in the field using a dichotomous key and
hand lens. Study the ecological role of
violets and understand the characteristics
that make this dainty flower unique.
CE-GRDN 2042, Wed., June 12, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.,
CLA-100, $45. M. Fabel. #6124
Please note: Most classes are held in Classroom Building, Room 100. However, check your registration confirmation for the accurate classroom assignment.
*To earn a certificate, a student is required to take the core courses (18 hours), elective courses (17 hours), a final exam, and do community service at The Native Plant Center (15 hours) for a total of 50 hours.
Go Native U is offered in collaboration with Westchester Community College’s Continuing Education division. A percentage of tuition supports the work of The Native Plant Center.
Additional Westchester Non-Profit Organizations to visit:
Teatown Lake Reservation
Greenburgh Nature Center
Cranberry Lake Preserve
Croton Point Park Nature Center
Merstead Historic Site
Rye Nature Center
Trailside Nature Museum IF YOU ARE A LIKE-MINDED ORGANIZATION, AND WISH TO BE LISTED, Contact The NPC via E-Mail WITH INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR ORGANIZATION. SPECIFIC GUIDLINES ARE APPLICABLE.
Learn more about The Native Plant Center's history and accomplishments by reading the most recent Years in Review.
Join as Member and help support The NPC mission.