Gardening with Lunar Cycles and Phenology


Wed., Feb. 9, 2022 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Adult - Beginner, Adult - Intermediate, Adult - Advanced

$20 per member, $35 per non-member.

Phenology is the study of seasonal natural changes, observation of the timing and rhythms of the various life forms in our ecosystem community.

Human observation of the natural world has forever been the guiding force to embed cultural customs and rituals.  Folk practices that make use of lunar cycles as a guide for garden tasks are experiencing renewed interest, but how can we reconcile these with science?   This class will explore how lunar cycles impact phenology, reviewing the historical use of this method in the garden and home both traditionally and in our more modern society. Using phenology as a guide, gardeners will have a deeper connection to the natural world through frequent observation. Participants will create a lunar wheel and a phenology wheel booklet to guide their gardening practices and record observations for seasons to come.

This class will be offered virtually via Zoom

Registration closes: Morning of January 31st. Registrants will choose a campus from which to pick materials up; an email will be sent closer to the date of the class letting registrants know when the materials are available.

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Jessica Burns

Holden Arboretum Gardener

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