2017 Seminars & Workshops

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2017 SEMINARS
Small-Scale Mushroom Cultivation
Saturday, January 28 • 9:30am-11am
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Ethan Thompson

Compliment your vegetable gardening by growing fresh mushrooms. Learn the basics of cultivating edible mushrooms including, oyster, shiitake, and wine cap stropharia. Fungi promote healthy soil, increase yields of vegetable crops. Cost: $15.
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Composting 101
Saturday, February 4• 9:30am-11am
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Mike Ather

Learn how to make compost the right way. Your plants will thank you for it. Cost: $15.
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Seed Starting
Saturday, February 11• 9:30am-11am
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: David Boucher

Learn the basic science and techniques for seed starting success from the get-go, and do it right the first time! Cost: $15.
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NEW! Attracting Bees & Butterflies
Saturday, February 18• 9:30am-11am
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Charlotte Albers

Go beyond beauty and consider function when planning for biodiversity with low maintenance plants that offer food for butterflies and bees. Come hear about the UVM Pollinator Garden and get ideas about what to grow for year-round wildlife value. Cost: $15.
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NEW! Flashy Foliage & Flowers
Saturday, February 25• 9:30am-11am
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Kerry Mendez

Discover how foliage can add incredible color to a garden without depending on flowers for a dramatic effect. This presentation features standout perennials for their wide array of foliage textures, forms, and colors. Gorgeous flowers are icing on the cake! Cost: $15.
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NEW! Plant This, Not That!
Saturday, February 25• 11:30am-1pm
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Kerry Mendez

Get more bang for your buck with these amazing annuals, perennials and flowering shrubs that provide strikingly more color than the commonly planted options. Plus these underused beauties are low-maintenance and in many cases require less water. Cost: $15.
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Art of Growing Food
Saturday, March 11• 9:30am-11am
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Ellen Ecker Ogden

A true kitchen garden opens your senses both in the garden and in the kitchen and in this presentation, you will learn six steps to successful kitchen garden design, based on classic design techniques that anyone can follow, transforming an ordinary vegetable garden into an extraordinary European styled potager. Cost: $15.
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Heirloom Kitchen
Saturday, March 11• 11:30am-1pm
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Ellen Ecker Ogden

Picture a kitchen garden that embraces flavor, fragrance and beauty. It takes you on a path to the past, showing you exceptional heirloom varieties. In this lecture, be inspired to take a new look at what to plant and why, discover old varieties that you can bring back to your garden, to add color, aroma and exceptional taste. Ellen recommends you take Art of Growing Food prior to this seminar. Cost: $15.
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Ready. Set. Sow.
Saturday, March 18• 9:30am-11am
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Lisa Coven

This class will focus on what is going on in your garden during the first 6 weeks. We will discuss which seeds to start right out in the garden and which to start inside. Plus explore different techniques for direct sowing and transplanting. We will demystify fertilizers, compost and mulch. As well, we’ll talk about succession planting and making sure your harvest lasts all season long. Cost: $15.
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Perennial Vegetables
Saturday, March 25 • 9:30am-11am
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Ethan Thompson

Perennials can be more than just beautiful flowers. Learn about edible perennial vegetables that thrive in Vermont including garden sorrel, good king Henry, walking onion, Jerusalem artichoke, asparagus, and rhubarb. Complement your vegetable garden with perennial edibles to reduce the work and expense of keeping your home stocked with fresh food from the yard through the growing season. Cost: $15.
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How to Grow More in Less
Saturday, April 1 • 9:30am-11am
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Charlie Nardozzi

Whether you rent or own a home, every gardener is stretched for time and resources. Gardening more efficiently in a smaller space makes sense not only to reduce your work, but also to grow more plants. Plus, many of these techniques can be used for renters who might be moving and want to bring their garden with them. Cost: $15.
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Hands-On Pruning
Saturday, April 1 • 11:30am-1pm
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Charlie Nardozzi

Learn about the proper equipment, timing and techniques to care for your trees and shrubs. Weather permitting, we’ll do a hands-on demo outside. Space limited to 40 people. Cost: $15.
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Hands-On Pruning (Evening)
Saturday, April 10 • 5:30pm-7pm
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Charlie Nardozzi

Learn about the proper equipment, timing and techniques to care for your trees and shrubs. Weather permitting, we’ll do a hands-on demo outside. Space limited to 40 people. Cost: $15.
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2017 WORKSHOPS
Mounted Plant Decor - Cost $25
Sunday, January 29 • 1:00pm -3:00pm
Burlington Garden Center
Garden Basket Making - Cost $50
Saturday, February 4 • 12:00pm -3:00pm
Burlington Garden Center
Landscape Design Workshop for Homeowners - Cost $160
Thursdays (March 2, 9, 16, & 23) • 6pm -8:00pm
Burlington Garden Center
String Gardens - Cost $28
Saturday, March 5 • 10am -12pm
Williston Garden Center
Orchids 101 - Cost $40
Saturday, April 8 • 10am -12pm
Williston Garden Center
Fairy House Building - Cost $35 - SOLD OUT
Saturday, April 9 • 1pm -3pm
Burlington Garden Center
REGISTRATION DETAILS (SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS)
Registration Policy: All seminars have a 24-hour cancellation policy and workshops have at least a 48-hour cancellation policy. Please review the policy when registering or ask for details.

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