Join Willa Coroka, owner of The Magpie’s Apprentice in Chester, NH, as she shares her joy of herbs and ecology, gardening and sustainable practices while addressing common gardening myths such as space and time restraints.Participants learn the basics of botany as well as various garden designs including terraced, vertical, and hydroponic gardens as well as miniature water, up-cycled container, counter-top, and no-yard gardens. What started out as a Masters Project in 2015 and cozy living room classroom space has now bloomed into a classroom in Willa Coroka’s Sweet Birch Homestead. An Environmental Educator by trade, she shares her love of incorporating herbs and nature into daily living through various classes including introductory herbalism, permaculture concepts, growing in a raised-bed garden, beginner ornithology, ecology basics, and DIY home improvement. For information, visit themagpiesapprentice.org. This program takes place in the TYCO Visitors Center lecture hall. Members $10. Non-members $15.