Acadia Senior College

Course offerings

Naturalizing Your LandscapeCancelled

Valencia Libby

Online via Zoom
Have you ever asked, “Should I only use native plants?” or “How do I improve my property to support bees & birds?” This course will consider these topics while we will also cover: how to analyze your property to see where naturalistic plantings can thrive, how to enhance existing natural areas, and how to begin a meadow or wetland garden. We will discuss how to interplant and how to accept the disappointments and disasters. Weather permitting, a field trip may be arranged to the Acadia or Schoodic visitor center to study the plantings. (Note: this course will not cover lawn care.)
About the instructor

Valencia Libby retired as an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture & Horticulture at Temple University. In 2004 she served as the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Landscape History in Portugal. She has authored numerous articles on landscape preservation and women’s history. Val has presented similar classes for ASC over the past three years.