Gardening 101: Organic Pest Management
Saturday, June 26 | 11 a.m. – noon
Heartland Harvest Garden at Powell Gardens
$15 | Members less 10%
Join Haley Drake, Heartland Harvest Garden horticulturist, for a tour of our edible landscape. Learn how Powell Gardens manages all kinds of pests, from beetles to rabbits. Haley will share tested and proven techniques you can use in your garden to treat and prevent pest populations. Don’t let pests interrupt another year of bountiful fruit and vegetable harvest! Bring your questions and come prepared for a walking tour.
The Gardening 101 classes are great for all gardeners interested in establishing new gardens or improving existing ones. Powell Gardens’ staff share their expertise about topics such as what to consider when designing a garden, how to select and start seeds, how to successfully care for plants’ specific needs, what diseases and pests to look for, and/or how to properly fertilize. Participants are encouraged to ask questions about their own gardens and arrive prepared for a walking tour of the Garden in focus.
Lunchtime Lecture: Bizarre and Beautiful Monarch Migration
Thursday, July 15 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$20 | 10% less for members
Sit back and experience the journey of the monarch butterfly from the Midwest to Mexico. Learn about the unique patterns and events of the monarch butterfly’s annual migration. Following the presentation, visit Powell Gardens’ Festival of Butterflies (July 22 – August 8, 2021) to view monarch butterflies in their natural habitat. The program will be presented virtually but one-time festival admission to Festival of Butterflies is included.
Gardening 101: Aquatic Garden Management
Thursday, August 12 | 11 a.m. – noon
$15 | 10% less for members
Join Matt Hockaday, Aquatics Collections Horticulturist, for a tour of the Marlese Lowe Gourley Island Garden to learn about designing aquatic plant displays, caring for the diverse species, and how to fertilize and divide water lilies. Matt will share how to keep aquatic plants alive through the winter and answer questions you may have about your aquatic garden.
Botanical Aspects of Distilling Gin Workshop
Saturday, August 21 | 1-3 p.m.
Tom’s Town Distilling (1701 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64108)
$35 | 10% less for members
Do you know how juniper, spruce, and other botanicals are used to flavor gin? Have you ever wondered how gin is distilled and how long it takes from the fermentation process to the final distilled product? Join us for a behind the scenes tour of Tom’s Town Distilling Co., including hands-on interaction with different botanical scents and infused flavors gleaned from Powell Gardens, and hear about the making a hand-crafted batch of gin from start to finish.
Small tastes are included in this experience. Must be 21 years of age or older to register. Please register in advance.