Home & Garden

NEW! Living Décor: Tabletop Gardens & Moss Madness

Living décor is the art of designing plant displays by bringing nature inside. Create your own tabletop moss garden with ferns, exotic rex begonias and tropicals to decorate your own space. Learn how to maintain “live” dicranium rock cap or “mood moss” in terrariums, apothecary jars, glass globes, and your own indoor garden. Materials provided by the instructor.
CE-GRDN 2056, 1 Sat., June 21, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-3, $25 (+ $25 material fee for planting box, gravel, soil, plants, moss, and handouts, payable to instructor). M Colletti. #6062

Interior Design 101
Learn the basic tools to create an artful home including creating a floor plan, the use of color, and window treatments. The principal elements of design will be discussed: balance, proportion and color. Address design as an artist approaches a canvas, with the room as the composition. Email instructor at mt.design@verizon.net for textbook and a list of supplies at least one week prior to class.
CE-ART 2062, 8 Wed., June 4-July 23 (skip 7/30), 6:30-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $175 (+ textbook).M Tallerico. #6098

Staging for the Home
For home owners and realtors looking for guidance on preparing a home for sale. Learn about the important areas to consider for change and discover some simple (and inexpensive) remedies to create a fresh and appealing look for the buyer.
CE-HOME 2005, 1 Sat., June 7, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $30. M Tallerico.#6099

Explore a Career in the Decorating Business
Are you creative? Do you have an eye for color? Are you addicted to those TV decorating shows and design magazines? Do you have the skills to decorate for a living? Explore career options in the decorating field and needed educational requirements. View some before and after pictures of projects and a look at the behind the scenes activities that take place to get the project done.
CE-CRXPL 2018, 1 Sat., July 12, 9:30 am-1:30 pm, KNC-2, $35. M Colella. #5818

GO NATIVE U at Westchester Community College
A Certificate Program in Sustainable Gardening with Northeast Flora

Discover the benefits and beauty of plants native to the Northeast in this program designed for home gardeners and professionals alike.

Landscape architects, designers, nursery staff, landscapers, and gardening enthusiasts will learn about regional ecology and the sustainable practices that can be used to enhance home and community environments.

Students can enroll in single classes or pursue a certificate, which consists of 50 contact hours (18 hours/core courses, 17 hours/ electives, and 15 hours/community service) plus a final exam. Some classes offer LA-CES approved credit hours. All classes are taught by qualified, experienced professionals.

To register for these courses, please call 914-606-6830 and press 1 or register online at www.sunywcc.edu/CE

All classes held in the Classroom Building, Room 100 unless otherwise noted.

New! Great Native Plants for Containers
Even if you don’t have room for a perennial garden, you can still invite nature to your yard, patio, or balcony with container plantings. Learn which native plants will grow successfully in containers and attract butterflies, beneficial insects, hummingbirds, and other pollinators.
CE-GRDN 2057, 1 Mon., June 2, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, CLA-100, $80. K Eierman. #6063

NEW! Native Grass and Sedge Identification
Examine the basic anatomy and structure of grasses and sedges. Learn how to identify common native species with the use of a dichotomous key in the classroom and field.
CE-GRDN 2059, 1 Mon., June 9, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $55. M Fabel. #6091

New! Xeric Native Gardening
With the changing climate we are experiencing more and extended periods of drought accompanied by bans on watering. Gardeners are turning to native plants that can tolerate hot, dry conditions (xeric plants) and survive parched landscapes. Find out the best native xeric plants for the region and how to use them.
CE-GRDN 2058, 1 Wed., June 11, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, CLA-100, $80. K Eierman. #6072

The Go Native U Certificate Program is a collaborative effort between Westchester Community College and The Native Plant Center. A percentage of tuition fees supports the work of The Native Plant Center.