2020 Gardening Workshop Series

Join us on the following dates for our popular Garden Series online:

 


April 1, 2021
6-8pm  

Seed Starting
with
Kate Garland,
University of Maine Cooperative Extension Horticulturalist.

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 This workshop will cover the best practices for starting vegetable and flower seedlings indoors. We'll focus on practical ways to optimize environmental conditions such as light, temperature and moisture and introduce tips on how to make the most out of limited seed starting space.

April is a terrific time to start many of our home garden favorites, such as tomatoes, basil, peppers, zinnias and marigolds. Let this be your year to try starting seeds indoors!

 


June 3, 2021

6-8pm  

Preserving the Harvest
with Laurie Bowen
,
University of Maine Cooperative Extension 

Join Laurie Bowen from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension for a lively discussion and demonstration on ow to preserve strawberries.  The season is short so make the most of your bounty of fresh strawberries.  In this session Laurie will demonstrate low-sugar jam and freezing strawberries; discuss low-sugar pectins and alternative sweeteners; and explain how to use frozen fruit in jams and jellies.

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June 17, 2021

6-8pm  

Pollinator-Friendly Program Pt 1
with Master Gardeners Allan Amioka & Allison Tunick
,
                          University of Maine Cooperative Extension 

Why Natives:  The University of Maine Cooperative Extension has a new program to help support our pollinators which are in decline  Allan Amioka, a coordinator of the Native Garden at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, in Wells, Maine, will cover the basics of why it's important to incorporate plants native to our ecoregion into our landscapes.  Allan will use content from his work with the Yardscaping program as well.  He will be joined by his fellow Master Gardener Volunteer Allison Tunick.  Please join us for an informative talk on why native plants are so important to pollinators and how this will pertain to certifying your garden as pollinator friendly.  

Why Native Plants Resource List

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June 24, 2021
6-8pm  

Pollinator-Friendly Program Pt 2
with Master Gardeners Allan Amioka & Allison Tunick
,
                          University of Maine Cooperative Extension 

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension has a new program to help support our pollinators which are in decline.  One way you can help is by certifying your garden as Pollinator-Friendly!  Join Master Gardener Volunteers, Allan Amioka and Allison Tunick for tips and tricks on completing the application and navigating the webpage.  Don't yet have a garden?  This will also help you determine what is important when creating your pollinator-friendly garden.

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July 15, 2021

6-8pm  

Let's Make Pickles!
with
Laurie Bowen,
University of Maine Cooperative Extension

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August 5, 2021
6-7pm  

A Tour of the Elementary School Gardens
 

Join us at the school for a tour of their beautiful gardens.  Not only do the gardens provide opportunities for a wide variety of educational experiences, they are also a place to explore, play and relax. 

 We'll meet some of the teachers and volunteers that have made the gardens such a success, who will share how food is produced and distributed, how the gardens provide unique learning experiences for students of all ages, and how art has been incorporated to enhance the beauty.

  

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