THE PLEASANTVILLE GARDEN CLUB
- MONTHLY PROGRAMS
at the Presbyterian Church
400 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY
Refreshments are served
MARCH 2, 2023
Program: “Groundcovers for the Northeast”
Presenter: Duncan Himmelman
Biography: Duncan Himmelman, Ph.D., received his doctorate at Cornell University and has more than 35 years of experience in practicing and teaching horticulture and landscape design. Additionally, he has developed and delivered a broad range of classes for Adult Education at the New York Botanical Garden, focusing on real-world gardening advice. He recently retired as the Education Manager at Mt. Cuba Center.
Program description: Tired of hauling home mulch from the garden store? Learn about groundcover plants that grow well in our region and how to use them to suppress weeds by creating a carpet of "living mulch" in your yard.
APRIL 13, 2023
Program: "Promoting a Living Soil in your Garden"
Presenter: Daryl Beyers
Biography: Daryl Beyers is author of “The New Gardener’s Handbook: Everything you need to know to grow a beautiful and bountiful garden”, available from Timber Press. As gardening certificate program coordinator at the New York Botanical Garden, he helps guide the program’s curriculum, teaches the popular Fundamentals of Gardening course, and courses in garden design. He has more than thirty years of professional landscaping experience, specializing in residential garden design and development. As a staff writer, photographer, and editor for Fine Gardening magazine, he authored two special issues on garden design, and he served as contributing garden editor for Martha Stewart Living. His articles on gardening and garden design have also appeared in Horticulture and HGTV Magazine.
You can follow Daryl on Instagram at thenewgardenershandbook, or visitthenewgardenershandbook.com to find out more about his work and life in gardens.
Program description: Soil is a dynamic, living organism and the very foundation of sustainable horticulture. This talk focuses on the relationship that exists between soil, water, and plants. The speaker will explain how soil, organic matter, and microbiology relate to plant health and soil conservation.
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