Presentations and Classes

Thomas Berger offers presentations to garden clubs, adult education programs and other educational, gardening and environmental organisations.

In the last years, Thomas shares his experience in gardening for insects and other wildlife, and uses his own beautiful photography, video clips and material samples for his engaging and lively presentations.

He describes the plight of the insects, and the possibilities gardeners and conservationists have to create habitat by providing the right food plants, shelter for overwintering, and nesting opportunities.


Upcoming presentations:


2018, May 8th and 15th, at Kittery Adult Education: "Promoting Insect Live in Gardens", 2 sessions

2018, May: Exeter Adult Education: "Promoting Insect Live in Gardens", 2 sessions



Former presentations at Garden Clubs and others:


Ecological Landscaping Alliance / Year End Summit in Grafton/MA, Nov. 1, 2017: "Promoting Insect Life in Gardens"

Derry Garden Club, 3-3-2017: Beautiful Habitat Gardens and their Fascinating Inhabitants

Windham Garden Club, Oct. 2016: "How to design for reduced maintenance in the garden"

Garden tour at the Green Art Garden, organized by the Ecological Landscape Alliance, on July 25, 2015, from 10am to 12pm

Saco Garden Club, Saco, Maine, 2012

Dunbarton Garden Club, 2012

Great Island Garden Club, New Castle, NH, 'Miniature Gardens' May 3rd 2011 at 9:30 AM, Parish Hall

Durham Garden Club, Sept. 21, 2010, at 6:30 PM

Portsmouth Garden Club, Apr. 21, 2010, at noon at Urban Forestry Center

Brentwood Community Center, January 27, 2010

Kittery: Harbor Side Garden Club, Nov. 3, 2009, at noon

NH Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.  / Semi-annual meeting in Lakeport, NH, Sept. 23, 2009

Little Boars Head Garden Club, North Hampton, June 9, 2009, meeting at Fuller's Gardens

Exeter/Stratham Garden Club, November 20, 2008, at 9:30 AM

Southern Maine Garden Club, September 17, 2008, at 7 PM at the Springvale Library

Dunbarton Garden Club, June 10, 2008

Rye Driftwood Garden Club, Jan. 15 2008, at 10AM

Great Island Garden Club (Newcastle, NH), Sept. 4, 2007

Eliot Garden Club, May 10, 2007

Strafford Garden Club, on November 7, 2005

Portsmouth Garden Club, on Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Durham Garden Club, on Tuesday, December 21, 2004



Former classes: (organized by the Kittery Adult Education Program and by York Adult and Community Education)


Gardening for Nature: Thursday May 2nd, 6 PM to 8 PM at Traip Academy, Williams Ave. Kittery, Maine - a slide show and discussion of wildlife, plants, and their interdependencies. The role of alien plants will be discussed. Come prepared to share your experiences, photos, plans or problems.

Visiting the garden at Green Art: Saturday May 18th, 9 AM to 11 AM, at Green Art, 30 Route-1-Bypass, Kittery, Maine, visit of our gardens and continued discussion of promoting wildlife habitats in gardens and parks

Landscape Design Workshop: Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012,  6:30 to 9 PM, at Kittery Adult Education

Rock Gardens and Miniature Landscapes: Thursday Oct. 11, 2012, 6:30 to 9 PM at Kittery Adult Education

Low Maintenance Gardening: Tuesday May 3rd 2011, 6:30 - 8:30 pm York Adult Education, at York High School

Miniature and Rock Gardens: Tuesday, April 26 2011, 6:30 - 8:30 PM at York High School

Low Maintenance and Efficient Plant Choices: Wed., April 14, 2010, 6:30 - 8:30, at Traip Academy / Kittery

Making Choices for Walkways and Patio: Wed., April 7, 2010, 6:30 - 8:30, Traip Academy / Kittery

Miniature Gardens: Wednesday May 13, 2009, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, York

Miniature Gardens: Wednesday May 6, 2009, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, Kittery

Gardening with Small Shrubs: Wednesday April 29,  2009, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, Kittery

Gardening with Small Shrubs: Wednesday April 15,  2009, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, York

Improving Curb Appeal: September 30, 2008, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, Kittery

Oriental Stonework Design in New England Gardens: March 18, 2008, from 6:30 to 8:30

Designing walkways, patios, retaining walls: March 25, 2008, from 6:30 to 8:00, Kittery





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