As we know, gardening is a huge field that can have either a capital or lowercase G—it’s a hobby for some and a profession for others. We plan to offer multiple levels of horticulture training to those interested in learning more about plants from a less scientific perspective.
In our Basics program, students will learn about the sciences behind how, why, and what we plant. They’ll also learn about how to maintain those plants and why they work in our environment. The end goal for horticulture students is to then be able to identify the most appropriate species for a garden and why they’re better in the long-term.
Our Advanced program will be built out with the help of a local, educational institution that offers some sort of plant science already. As with everything at PBG, we don’t want to reinvent the wheel, just help make it better. Students will benefit from learning about the latest techniques, advancements, resources, and plants out there.
We’re in the process of developing our educational strategies and connections with local and regional colleges and universities. Please stay tuned for more information about our Garden School. If you have any questions, you can email our Education Director, Michael Hyde.