Start date: January 25, 2018

End date: March 1, 2018

Time: Thursdays, 6:30-8:00pm

Location: MBG Larkins Classroom

Can You Dig It?: A Practical Gardening Class to Help You Plant for the Future

The time has finally come! Have you wanted to get into gardening, but just aren’t sure how? Come join the Gardens for a six-week introductory course on all you need to know to get started in your own garden, whether it is a window box or your backyard. Taught by Amanda Wilkins, you will be led through the botany of gardening, how to look at your landscape and select plants, soil preparation, and proper plant maintenance. This is an informal class that will be taught mainly in the classroom, with opportunities to learn in the Gardens.

Members: $125
NonMembers: $150

About Our Instructor:
Amanda Wilkins is the Curator of Collections at the Mobile Botanical Gardens. She received her Bachelor’s degree in horticulture from N.C. State University and her Masters in plant science from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.


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Start date: January 24, 2018

End date: February 28, 2018

Time: Wednesdays, 10 - noon

Location: MBG Larkins Classroom

Poetry and Prose – Writing Nature

An introductory class taught by Gail Gehlken and Poet Laureate of Alabama Emerita, Sue B. Walker.

(Tell me, what is it you plan to do / With your one wild and precious life? – Mary Oliver, “The Summer Day”)

Get ready to plant a garden of words that move across the landscape of written expressions. We will summon language from the world of Nature, dip our hands in a deep river of words and explore the vastness of our experienced imaginations. Participants may choose to explore various ways of writing as they choose to write stories, poems, essays or even some hybrid explorations.  Each class will consist of writing prompts, the presentation of 3-6 poems / stories / articles by noted authors, a handout on craft or other writerly considerations as well as links to articles, interviews, websites, places to publish.

Members: $125
Non Members: $150

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