Science of Plant Propagation
Classes & Workshops

Plants are intricate, fascinating organisms: this series will open your eyes to their amazing biology and transform your gardening capabilities. Each Science of Plant Propagation class is designed to provide valuable information on its own, and a complete foundation of knowledge and skills when bundled together. Through a combination of hands-on lab and classroom presentation, you will take home your "experiments" and be ready to embark on additional projects. Classes in this series are designed for a range of abilities, from new gardeners to master gardeners, hobbyists, professionals, and students looking to bolster their college-science savvy.

seeds 

Science of Plant Propagation: Seeds (150-­01-­20-­18-02)
Saturday, January 20, 9 a.m. -­ noon
Jim Calkins, landscape and production horticulturist, Research Information Director at Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association and former University of Minnesota instructor

Seed catalogs are starting to flood the mailbox­--so tempting! Make the most of your purchase by understanding the science of seed propagation. Jim will cover the biology of seeds, germination techniques, scarification, stratification and more. You will learn tried and true techniques to grow a wide variety of plants from seeds. Take home several seed­-based projects for spring growth.
Limit 24, Learning Center

COUPON 
Register for 2 or more Science of Plant Propagation classes and receive $8 off each class! Use coupon code 8OFF at checkout or call 612-301-1210.
Classes must be purchased at the same time in the same order, not valid on previous purchases or with other discounts. No cash value.
register $41 member/$55 non­-member, includes Arboretum admission and all class supplies 

cuttings

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Science of Plant Propagation: Cuttings (150­-01-­27-­18)
Saturday, January 27, 9 a.m. -­ noon
Jim Calkins, landscape and production horticulturist, Research Information Director at Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association and former University of Minnesota instructor

Create new plants from existing ones! Jim will show you how to propagate plants asexually (without seeds) using a variety of fascinating techniques. Through his clear and easy-­to-understand presentation, you will learn correct preparation of cuttings and layers, as well as the role of specialized structures in propagating specific plants. Then take what you've learned and immediately put it into practice in the Learning Center's greenhouse. Participants will take home a personal "greenhouse-­in­-a-­pot" that will be the start of many new plants for your home and garden.
Limit 24, Learning Center

COUPON 
Register for 2 or more Science of Plant Propagation classes and receive $8 off each class! Use coupon code 8OFF at checkout or call 612-301-1210. 
Classes must be purchased at the same time in the same order, not valid on previous purchases or with other discounts. No cash value.
register $41 member/$55 non­-member, includes Arboretum admission and all class supplies 

 grafting
photo: shutterstock

Science of Plant Propagation: Grafting (150-­02-­03­-18-02)
Saturday, February 3, 9 a.m. -­ noon
Jim Calkins, landscape and production horticulturist, Research Information Director at Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association and former University of Minnesota instructor

Why do some grafts work - and others don't? Grafting remains one of the more mysterious and difficult methods of plant propagation, but with Jim's expert guidance, you will remove the mystery and learn all about the different methods of grafting. You'll have the opportunity to immediately apply what you've learned by practicing techniques to
make a number of grafts in the Learning Center greenhouse - and take home the results!Limit 24, Learning Center

COUPON 
Register for 2 or more Science of Plant Propagation classes and receive $8 off each class! Use coupon code 8OFF at checkout or call 612-301-1210. 
Classes must be purchased at the same time in the same order, not valid on previous purchases or with other discounts. No cash value.
register $41 member/$55 non-­member, includes Arboretum admission and all class supplies

 soil

Science of Plant Propagation: Soil (150-­02-­10­-18-02)
Saturday, February 10, 9 a.m. -­ noon
Jim Calkins, landscape and production horticulturist, Research Information Director at Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association and former University of Minnesota instructor

Make this your best growing season yet by really knowing and understanding the soil in which you grow your plants. What are the components of soil? What lives in it? What do you need to do to enhance and manage your soil to grow better plants? What about watering, compost, and mulch? Jim will explain everything you need to know to give your plants the most nourishing environment possible. Recommended (but optional): Have your soil tested prior to class for additional insight during class. See testing information and fees online (link: https://soiltest.dl.umn.edu/sites/g/files/pua891/f/media/lawn_and_garden_2016_0.pdf)
Limit 24, Learning Center

COUPON 
Register for 2 or more Science of Plant Propagation classes and receive $8 off each class! Use coupon code 8OFF at checkout or call 612-301-1210. 
Classes must be purchased at the same time in the same order, not valid on previous purchases or with other discounts. No cash value.
register $41 member/$55 non-­member, includes Arboretum admission and all class supplies


 

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