Date: 11am, May 28, 2020

Location: This class will take place via the video conferencing app – ZOOM. Details for accessing the Zoom lecture will be sent via email in the registration confirmation and the email reminders. Please register in advance in order to access the class.

Cost: $10 members / $15 not-yet-members

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In challenging times, one of the best methods of recharging and healing is to be in the garden. This talk will give you all the tools you need to start your own modern victory garden. Similar to the victory gardens of World War II, these are a way for all of us to contribute to the well being of our community while also enjoying the literal fruits of our labor. Scott Canning, Director of Horticulture and Special Projects, will share step by step instructions on how to build a garden bed, fill it with appropriate soil, and start growing food to feed your family.

Biography: Scott has worked in botanical gardens since 1989. He worked at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in sales and marketing from 1989 until 1992, when he moved to Albuquerque to take over a small landscaping business from a friend.  He worked at the Albuquerque location of Plants of the Southwest, too, until 1994 when he moved back to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden as a curator of the greenhouses. He specialized in Mediterranean-climate plants of the world. In 1998 he became the rosarian for the BBG’s Cranford Rose Garden, comprising more than 5,000 plants of some 1,500 varieties of rose. In 2001 he moved to Wave Hill, a public garden and cultural center in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. Scott was Director of Horticulture there for 13 years before making his dream come true; moving back to New Mexico. He became the Horticulture and Special Projects Director for the Santa Fe Botanical Garden in April 2014.