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Online botanical illustration courses start January 21

watercolor by Marcia Eames-SheavlyLearn botanical illustration online.  Three courses taught by Marcia Eames-Sheavly start January 21, 2013:

You can view works by students in previous classes on display in the cases in the west wing of the first floor of Plant Science Building.

HORT 1101: Indigo dye

From Frank Rossi, who introduces students to plants grown for food, beverages, fiber, aesthetics and recreation in HORT 1101 (Horticultural Science and Systems). View more HORT 1101 posts.

We’ve been exploring the culture, history and chemistry of dye from the plant Indigofera tinctoria, culminating in this week’s lab where students used indigo dye to to create a class banner and turn a piece of clothing into a work of art to take home.

Click on images for larger view.  See indigo art from last year’s class.

Wednesday lab

Wednesday lab

Friday lab

Friday lab

Register now for online courses: Plant Propagation, Organic Gardening

Registration is now open for two of our most popular online courses:

Plant Propagation:

Learn the art and science of plant propagation and increase you enjoyment and success making new plants through:

  • Seeds
  • Cuttings
  • Layering
  • Division
  • Grafting
  • Micropropagation

Next class: January 21 to March 15, 2013
Cost: $350
Questions or to be notified of next course, email mw38@cornell.edu

More information and online registration.

Grafting is one of the techniques you'll learn in this online course.

Grafting is one of the techniques you'll learn in this online course.


Organic Gardening:

organic gardeningBroaden your understanding of organic techniques for all kinds of gardens, including vegetables, fruits, flowers and ornamentals, and lawns.

Next course: March 25 to May 17, 2013
Cost: $300
Questions or to be notified of next course, email mw38@cornell.edu

More information and online registration.

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