Mt. Cuba’s highly popular Native Plants Series is available in a new course format. View the prerecorded lectures at your own pace prior to joining Mt. Cuba staff for scheduled onsite garden tours. Please note – attendance to garden tours and exam are required if you are working towards the Ecological Gardening Certificate.
This program takes place online with separate in-person tours of Mt. Cuba Center’s gardens. Six prerecorded online lectures will be available starting Monday, August 28, 2023. Three garden tours will take place on Saturdays: September 16, September 30, and October 14 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Mt. Cuba.
Optional exam: Saturday, October 21 , 2023 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
About the Instructors:
Kevin Allen, MEd, has more than a decade of experience in science education and currently serves as an educator at Mt. Cuba Center. He earned a certificate in horticulture from Stonecrop Gardens in Cold Spring, NY, and is also pursuing a graduate degree in plant science with a focus on orchid ecology.
Liz Allen is an Educator at Mt. Cuba Center and a Delaware Master Naturalist with the University of Delaware. She provides gardening consultations to local homeowners and schools who are looking to diversify and improve their landscape value with native plants. Liz is also the grounds manager for a school, and has converted the entire property to native plants for children to study and enjoy. She also leads groups in invasive removal efforts, as well as creating public plantings. Liz is passionate about restoring nature’s balance by actively influencing plant communities.