Expert Voices

Specialized webinars featuring dynamic, nationally known authors, scholars and speakers on a wide variety of subjects.

Webinars are offered as as synchronous (live) online programs.

Class Schedule August – December 2021

Forgotten Fabrics and Ancient Dyes with Justin Fornal | September 9 VIRTUAL

International explorer Justin Fornal has led several expeditions to document vanishing textiles and dying techniques around the world. In this webinar, he shares treasured fabric samples from his personal collection. He also discusses in detail the history and techniques of Mixtec snail dying, Ugandan bark cloth production, Zapotec cochineal harvesting, Malian mud cloth painting, Romanian mushroom leather stretching, and many more.


Keep the Animals Out! | October 19 VIRTUAL

In this fun webinar author and horticulturist Brie Arthur will explain her approach to dealing with unwanted animals. She will cover it all, including a few things that you should NOT do! From the best repellents and inexpensive fencing solutions to using a few favorite veggies to help deter problem animals, attendees will learn easy-to-apply strategies.


Grow Native: Landscaping with Virginia Natives Webinar Series

Grow Native Series Fall Sessions | September 1 – November 6 VIRTUAL

Learn about why and how to use native Virginia plants in your landscape in this series offered by the Plant Virginia Natives partnership.

September 1, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
The Humane Gardener: Nurturing Habitat for Wildlife
Nancy Lawson, The Humane Gardener

September 14, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
The Shrub Layer
Peggy Singlemann, Maymont Foundation

September 28, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
It’s Easy to Reach High – Plant Native Trees
Jim McGlone, Virginia Department of Forestry

October 12, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Selecting Native Plants for Fall and Winter Interest and Ecology
Kim Eierman

October 26, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Common Invasive Plants in Virginia: Identification, Control and Native Alternatives
Elizabeth Mizell, Blue Ridge PRISM

November 9, 6:30 – 8 p.m. 
Conservation Landscaping with Natives
Carol Heiser

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