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Cape Cod Horticulture 101: The Science of Gardening on Cape Cod - Series

$329

with Diane Guidebeck

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 4, 2024

Register for all three, Cape Cod Horticulture 101: The Science of Gardening on Cape Cod sessions at a savings!

Do you have a green thumb or always wished you had one? Whether developing your own business, working in the industry or even in your own back yard, Horticulturist, Diane Guidebeck, will help move you from the practice of growing to the science of growing. Learn how to successfully raise, care for, and manage your plants in today’s ever-changing environment, including soil condition, varying water levels, temperature changes and seasonal issues within our region, and their effects they have on your trees, bushes, and gardens.

With 4Cs, Cape Cod Horticulture 101 Program, you will learn to understand things like soil composition, how to incorporate plants into our native habitat, types of planting, when to prune & transplant, insects & disease and more.

Each 4-part session will provide three weekly, 2-hour lectures, and a 2-hour field trip relating to the session’s topics.  Lectures will be held in person on Mondays, from 5-7pm (with the exception of Tue., 10/10) and field trips on Saturdays, from 9-11am.

Topics include:

Session 1: Mon., 3/4, 3/11 & 3/18, 5-7pm and Sat., 3/23, 9-11am
Do you want some insight into the plant kingdom? Learn the differences and how to properly prune?

The Difference in Plants and How to Tell Them Apart

  • Do you know the difference in trees, shrubs, vines and perennials/annuals?
  • What is an evergreen, broadleaf evergreen, deciduous plant?
  • Using co-planting/companion plantings?
  • How are plants dispersed in nature?

Pruning Hydrangeas, Roses and All Other Plants 

  • What is the proper way to prune effectively?
  • What are the tools needed to safely and correctly prune?
  • Learn about the proper time to prune.


Session 2: Mon., 4/1, 4/8 & 4/22, 5-7pm and Sat., 4/27, 9-11am (no class 4/15)
I see something different. Is it ok? Knowing the good or bad of all that crawls, slithers or munches.

Do You Know What is Attacking the Plant World?

  • Insects: The good and the bad
  • Is it a disease or a natural occurrence?
  • What is BMP, IPM of cultural practices in the plant world?

What is the Good, the Bad and the Ugly in the Plant World?

  • What is native/invasive?
  • What is considered a natural?
  • Is it a friend or a foe? Find out the secret!

 

Session 3: Mon., 4/29, 5/6 & 5/13, 5-7pm and Sat., 5/18, 9-11am
Do you want to know how things grow and what makes them grow?  Find out what is important and what is within the soil, and how to be a good steward.

All That is Above and Below the Surface and Proper Transplanting Practices

  • The important in nutrients and ph levels
  • How to have the soil tested?
  • What is loam/dirt made of?How to transplant plants

What are the Different Types of Gardens and their Purpose in Design 

  • Sun
  • Shade
  • Ecological
  • Drought tolerant (xeriscape)
  • Edible

Course format:This course is offered in person.

Register for the full series, or choose to enroll in one or more of the individual sessions. To register for individual sessions, please click here.

Cape Cod Horticulture 101: The Science of Gardening on Cape Cod

$119

with Diane Guidebeck

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 4, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 3 weeks
2 additional sessions through Apr 29, 2024

Do you have a green thumb or always wished you had one? Whether developing your own business, working in the industry or even in your own back yard, Horticulturist, Diane Guidebeck, will help move you from the practice of growing to the science of growing.

Learn how to successfully raise, care for, and manage your plants in today’s ever-changing environment, including soil condition, varying water levels, temperature changes and seasonal issues within our region, and their effects they have on your trees, bushes, and gardens.

With 4Cs, Cape Cod Horticulture 101 Program, you will learn to understand things like soil composition, how to incorporate plants into our native habitat, types of planting, when to prune & transplant, insects & disease and more.

Each 4-part session will provide three weekly, 2-hour lectures, and a 2-hour field trip relating to the session’s topics.  Lectures will be held in person on Mondays, from 5-7pm and field trips on Saturdays, from 9-11am.

How to enroll:
Choose to enroll in each individual, 4-part session at $119 per session, or sign up for the 3-part series at a special package price! Special package pricing can be found here: Horticulture Series

Topics include:

Session 1: Mon., 3/4, 3/11 & 3/18, 5-7pm and Sat., 3/23, 9-11am
Do you want some insight into the plant kingdom? Learn the differences and how to properly prune?

The Difference in Plants and How to Tell Them Apart

  • Do you know the difference in trees, shrubs, vines and perennials/annuals?             
  • What is an evergreen, broadleaf evergreen, deciduous plant?
  • Using co-planting/companion plantings?
  • How are plants dispersed in nature?

Pruning Hydrangeas, Roses and All Other Plants 

  • What is the proper way to prune effectively?
  • What are the tools needed to safely and correctly prune?
  • Learn about the proper time to prune.


Session 2: 
Mon., 4/1, 4/8 & 4/22, 5-7pm and Sat., 4/28, 9-11am (no class 4/15)
I see something different. Is it ok? Knowing the good or bad of all that crawls, slithers or munches.

Do You Know What is Attacking the Plant World?

  • Insects: The good and the bad
  • Is it a disease or a natural occurrence?
  • What is BMP, IPM of cultural practices in the plant world?

What is the Good, the Bad and the Ugly in the Plant World?

  • What is native/invasive?
  • What is considered a natural?
  • Is it a friend or a foe? Find out the secret!


Session 3:
Mon., 4/29, 5/6 & 5/13, 5-7pm and Sat., 5/18, 9-11am
Do you want to know how things grow and what makes them grow?  Find out what is important and what is within the soil, and how to be a good steward.

All That is Above and Below the Surface and Proper Transplanting Practices

  • The important in nutrients and ph levels
  • How to have the soil tested?
  • What is loam/dirt made of?
  • How to transplant plants

What are the Different Types of Gardens and their Purpose in Design 

  • Sun
  • Shade
  • Ecological
  • Drought tolerant (xeriscape)
  • Edible


Course format:
This course is taught in person.

Wilderness First Aid Certification

$249

with Kevin Rosenberg

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 9, 2024 at 9 am

Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one-and maybe even save a life.

The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Certification Program is 16 hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies.

There is ongoing evaluation of practical skills, and there are written assessments throughout the course. Upon successful completion, you will receive a WFA certification, which is good for two years.

Class Format
This program is offered in person.

Who should attend? 
The WFA training is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. It also meets the ACA guidelines.

About the Instructor
Kevin Rosenberg has been hiking since 1991 and has thousands of miles under his boots from the deserts of the Southwest, the volcanic landscapes of Iceland, the arctic tundra of Greenland, to the legendary Appalachian Trail. As one of the few military trained guides in the industry, Kevin has had unparalleled survival training and can navigate on land, sea or even in the air. He is not only certified as a Wilderness EMT, but also teaches both Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness First Aid courses. 

American Sign Language 101

$189

with Tom Driscoll

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 18, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

ASL is a visual gestural language that is a native language among deaf individuals. This class is geared towards people who are new to American Sign Language or those who have an elementary introduction and wish to expand their knowledge. The goal is to take students with  little or no knowledge of ASL and Deaf Culture and provide them with the skills needed to communicate comfortably in a variety of situations in the Deaf community.

Course Format
This course is offered in person. 

Genealogy Course: Methodologies of Family History and Genealogical Research

$229

with David Martin

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 20, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This six session course introduces the student to the basic methodologies of family history and genealogical research. Included are the use of primary versus secondary sources, standards of evidence, systematic record-keeping, production of useful charts, techniques for gathering personal family data from a variety of sources, census records, land and probate records, DNA information, immigration and naturalization records, and assembling a history of one individual using genealogical methodology. Students will carry out independent reading, in-class exercises, and homework assignments which will be individually evaluated by the instructor.

Course Objectives

  1. Write effective letters of inquiry for collecting family history data.
  2. Plan, carry out, and analyze a personal interview to collect family history information.
  3. Use effectively a variety of legal source records to construct a family history.
  4. Collect relevant data from sources such as church records, civic vital records, and newspapers and then evaluate those data in terms of their credibility.
  5. Properly cite sources.
  6. Develop and carry out a research plan.Organize research findings in a narrative about a specific ancestor.
  7. Develop a plan for continued research on family history after the completion of the course.

Course Requirements

  • Participation in all sessions of the course
  • Completion of weekly assignments and submission to the instructor on the schedule specified.
  • Completion of a final project of a narrative report on one ancestor, detailing her/his life events, relationship to the family, local historical events occurring during her/his lifetime, and world events of which she/he may well have been aware during the lifetime.
  • The final project is due two weeks following the final scheduled (6th) session of the course.

Class dates: 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17 & 4/24/2024

Course Format
This course is offered using Zoom. 

About the Instructor
David S. Martin, Ph.D., is Professor/Dean Emeritus from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC where he has taught genealogy courses in the Honors Program. Since retirement, he has taught 23 different courses in genealogy for beginners and experienced genealogists in southeastern Massachusetts, both in-person and online.

Manage Stress in 4 Easy Steps

$49

with Elise Tofias Phillips

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 26, 2024 at 6 pm

Are you juggling multiple balls in the air with your busy professional and/or personal life? Are you always trying to develop strategies that can help you to navigate and manage your stress well?

During this course you will learn an innovative approach and practical strategies to help you to navigate your life by managing stress. We will explore current symptoms of stress, stressors, triggers, and thought traps and learn positive and practical strategies for managing and re-framing by exploring current skills. Give yourself a gift and join us. Continue to be a lifelong learner and promote positive wellbeing skills through managing stress that will enhance your life.

Outline of Course:

  • Welcome + Introduction
  • Learn the basics of stress
  • Identify stressors, sources of stress, and triggers
  • Develop positive strategies to manage stress
  • Develop a results-oriented stress management plan
  • Learn a 6-step approach to manage stress - anywhere!

Course Format:
This course is taught using Zoom.  

Flying Drones for Business Applications

$249

with Larry Harman

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 6, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 7 weeks

This program is for individuals who wish to earn the FAA Remote Pilot Certification, with a focus on all the content required for the FAA’s Remote Pilot Test — regulations, the National Airspace System, weather, aircraft loading and performance, flight operations, and more including:

  • The expanding role of drones in commercial and government applications
  • Commercial systems available for budget operations
  • Knowledge of approaches to applying sUAS in transportation safety, security, and emergency response
  • Mission planning and goal assessment
  • Imagery analysis skills
  • Safety practices advocated by insurance companies and risk managers
  • Imagery analysis using commercial mapping programs

Course Format
This program is offered in person. 

Financial Empowerment

$199

with Natalia Frois

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 23, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This course is for anyone who wants to improve how they handle their finances!

Having control of your personal and business financial picture is essential in life. This course will teach you the skills and strategies needed to take control of your financial outlook and to better understand the value of money coming in and out of your household. You will learn how to track your income, how to understand credit reports and credit scores, how to create financial goals using SMART Goals method and much more. Workbook included.

Who Should Attend:
This is a great program for anyone, at any age, who is trying to manage their finances and set goals for financial stability.

Course Format:
This program is offered in person.





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