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Adult Garden Events

Composting 101

June 30
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Anderson Education Classroom
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Taught by HBG Horticultural Specialist Jennifer Davidson.

This class is for absolute composting beginners! You’ll learn how to turn kitchen and landscape “waste” into a valuable, nutritive, and best of all, FREE soil amendment for your garden. We will discuss different methods of active and passive composting, as well as vermiculture and leaf mold.

Garden Members: FREE
Non-Members: $5 + Garden Admission  Want to join? Click here!

Yoga at the Garden

June 19*
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

July 27
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Carriage House or Nichols Arbor

*Please note that the June 22 class has been rescheduled for June 19 at 5:30 p.m.

Register for June 19
Register for July 27

Instructor: Maria Brito

Maria’s classes are focused on intense core strength. She strives to create a fun and uplifting environment for her students to find inner peace and connection. Maria encourages her students to explore and expand within their own body and consciousness thru her vinyasa-based flows that focus on breath, movement, and alignment. She has traveled the world and has trained with many inspiring instructors whose teachings have helped her transform and create a powerful and dynamic flow that is always new and challenging. Please bring comfortable workout clothing and your yoga mat.

Classes will be held outdoors weather permitting with a back-up indoor location in the Carriage House or Nichols Arbor.

Each class is a stand-alone session. You can come for one or come for them all!

Bicentennial Speaker: France Robb

July 18
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
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Huntsville resident Frances Osborn Robb has spent twenty-five years researching Alabama photographers and photographs while serving as a consultant on the state’s cultural history and historic photography for museums, archives, and libraries. She has curated or advised on many exhibitions, including Made in Alabama: A State Legacy and the award-winning exhibition In View of Home: Alabama Landscape Photographs. In her search for information and images, she has visited every county in Alabama and roamed as far as Maine and California to study photographs in institutional repositories and family collections.

Shot in Alabama is a visual and textual narrative of Alabama’s photographic history from 1839 to 1941. It describes the phenomenon of photography as practiced in Alabama as a major cultural force, paying close attention to the particular contexts from which each image emerges and the fragments of microhistory that each image documents.

Read more about the book…

plant invaders Plant Invaders Workshop

September 21, and October 26
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Volunteer Classroom and Back 40 Woods
Taught by Jennifer Davidson
This class is FREE to everyone, but space is limited.

Register for September 21
Register for October 26

Learn about locally problematic invasive plant species, how to identify them, and the best methods of control. This workshop provides an ID presentation and hands-on* field experience with knowledgeable staff helping and answering questions.

*Participants should bring gloves and wear long pants and closed toe shoes.

Environmentalism is at the heart of everything Jennifer Davidson does. In high school, she discovered the joy of growing her own vegetables and worked her first summer job here at the Garden. She designed her own interdisciplinary major, Environmental Decision-Making, at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and studied tropical biodiversity in Costa Rica and Ecuador. She has worked as a ground worker for an arborist and as a freelance gardener and was selected to be the native plant intern at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. In 2017, she started working at Huntsville Botanical Garden (again!) as a full-time gardener, and in 2018 was promoted to horticulture specialist. She has since earned her pesticide applicator’s license from the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries and taught a composting class for beginners.

This event is made possible by the Alabama Invasive Plant Council Education and Outreach Grant


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