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In this ZOOM class, learn tips on "put your ORNAMENTAL garden to bed"


ZOOM CLASS: Winterizing Your Ornamental Garden

  • Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


How well you treat your garden in the fall is the key to having a springtime garden that is full of life and abundance. Learn how to "put your ORNAMENTAL garden to bed" for the winter while leaving room for winter habitat: analyze what worked this season, understand what "leave the leaves" really means, learn some lazy ways to build next spring's garden beds right now, prevent diseases from overwintering, protect your soil from winter cold and spring rains, find the balance between keeping your garden tidy and allowing for a wild habitat, and ensure optimal nutrition and soil tilth for great gardening the rest of the year.

Mila Fournier is a garden designer and educator with two decades of design experience that started with guerilla gardening in Brooklyn and has moved her through designing some of the most sophisticated gardens in NYC. Once in Ithaca, Mila has worked as an educator, designer, and horticultural consultant, including managing Ithaca Children's Garden and helping large developers create beautiful landscapes and habitats to offset new construction.

Class Recording: All classes are recorded so if you cannot make the live class, you can watch the video however only participants who have registered in advance for the class will have access to the video recording which is sent 48 hours later to registrants. Register and pay below.

We are committed to making all the Zoom classes in our Horticulture Program financially accessible, so have moved to a pay-what-you-can model. Our Zoom classes are valued at $20. If you can afford to pay $20 or more, you are helping make these classes available to folks who cannot afford the full price. All registrants, regardless of payment level, will receive a video recording of the class. Because of limited physical space in our in-person classes, we cannot offer unlimited free spaces, but we do have a few scholarship spots available. 

Setting Up Zoom:

To download and install the Zoom Application:

  • Go to and from the Download Center,click on the Download button under “Zoom Client For Meetings”.
    • This application will automatically download when you start your first Zoom Meeting, but installing before class is a good idea.
  • Once the download is complete,proceed with installing the Zoom application onto your computer.
  • Once Zoom is installed, click on the emailed Zoom link to begin viewing the class in Zoom


$0-$40/person self-determined sliding scale; pay what you can afford



Maria Christian
Administrative Assistant
(607) 272-2292 ext. 130


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Last updated November 11, 2021