Seminars
Spring gardening seminars are held on Saturdays at Gardener's Supply in Burlington. Pre-registration required, some seminars have attendance limits.
Call 802-660-3505 to register.
Spring Gardening Seminars 2014

Seedstarting
February 1, 2014 • 9:30–11:00am

David Boucher
Learn the basic science and techniques for seedstarting success from the get-go, and do it right the first time!
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Basic Concepts in Landscape Design
February 8 • 9:30–11:00am

Silvia Jope and Forrest White
A step-by-step approach to planning your garden and landscape. Learn the fundamentals of design in this seminar for gardeners of all skill levels.
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Vegetable Gardening for Beginners
February 15, 2014 • 9:30–11:00am

Lisa Coven
This class is a great induction to vegetable gardening. Learn how to get organized and successfully grow foods that you enjoy eating. From buying seeds to harvesting the bounty, this class will give you the tools to make gardening fun and easy. Topics will include seed starting vs. seedling buying, preparing and planting your garden, tips on garden maintenance and enjoying the harvest.
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Raised Bed Gardening
February 22, 2014 • 11:30–1:00pm

Markey Read
Want to get the most from your garden with the least amount of effort? Here's a hot tip: the deeper the bed, the more densely you can plant; the more densely you plant, the bigger the yield per square foot, and the fewer weeds you will have to deal with. Come join Markey Read of Honey Dew Homestead in this interactive workshop and learn even more valuable tips on how you can create a highly productive vegetable and herb garden for the Vermont climate and soils.
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10 Tips for Growing Beautiful Sustainable Flower Gardens
March 1, 2014 • 9:30–11:00am

Kerry Ann Mendez
This eye-opening program includes practical design tips, maintenance and plant care practices, and plant selections that yield exceptional results, both for gardeners and the environment. Topics include soil care 101; organic fertilizers, insecticides, fungicides and herbicides; water-saving practices; design ideas for extremely low-demand landscapes; plant 'switcheroos'; native plants and more.
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Hellstrip Gardening
March 1, 2014 •11:30–1:00pm

Kerry Ann Mendez
Kerry will spotlight some of the toughest, top performing plants for those tough to garden areas including dry shade, slopes, poorly drained areas and hot, baking sites. Of course these beauties will also thrive in less stressful locations. No matter where you put them, they will make your gardens beautiful.
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Roses in Vermont
March 8, 2014 • 9:30–11:00am

Charlie Nardozzi
Learn about the types of roses that can grow well in Vermont with little care. From old fashion fragrant beauties to modern shrub roses, Charlie will cover a whole range of easy to grow roses and review organic fertilizing and insect and disease control.
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Garden Plants with Medicinal Interests
March 15, 2014 • 9:30–11:00am

Heather Irvine
Many plants do more then just beautify a landscape. Learn about the medicinal properties of plants such as Angelica, Baptisia, Black Cohosh, Calamus, Calendula, California Poppy, Echinacea, Elderberry, and many more with Heather, of Giving Tree Botanicals.
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Soil 101
March 22, 2014 • 9:30–11:00am

Mike Ather
Healthy and vibrant plants start with healthy soil. This one's a must for all gardeners, from beginner to more experienced grower.
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Backyard Foraging
March 29, 2014 • 9:30–11:00am

Ellen Zachos
Annuals are popular as stand-alone plantings and mixed with perennials to fill in gaps and add splashes of color throughout the season. Learn how to grow and maintain old favorites and new varieties of annuals. Look at basic propagation techniques such as starting from seed and transplanting seedlings successfully.
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Awesome Annuals
March 29, 2014 • 11:30–1:00pm

Ellen Zachos
Annuals are popular as stand-alone plantings and mixed with perennials to fill in gaps and add splashes of color throughout the season. Learn how to grow and maintain old favorites and new varieties of annuals. Look at basic propagation techniques such as starting from seed and transplanting seedlings successfully.
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Salad Lovers Garden
April 5, 2014 • 9:30–11:00am

Ellen Ogden
Salad greens are high in nutrition, and rank the highest nutrition per square foot of space used in the garden. In a single square foot you can grow several whole salad bowls worth of greens, while one tomato plant takes up three times that space. Salad greens are relatively free of pests and diseases, grow easily from seed and grow fast: only 30 days from seed to salad bowl. Ellen will review her 50 favorite salad greens that you can easily grow in your own garden or in pots on the patio. Revel in the verdant greens, the melange of textures and robust and subtle flavors that all these salad greens offer. SIGN-UP

Art of Growing Food
April 5, 2014 • 11:30–1:00pm

Ellen Ogden
Ellen will teach you basic kitchen garden design, including choosing the right beds, building paths, adding personality, garden tools and organic methods to build your soil. In addition, participants will learn how to integrate flowers, herbs and vegetables and what to choose for ultimate flavor. SIGN-UP

Beyond the Kitchen Garden - Edible Landscaping
April 12, 2014 • 9:30–11:00am

Meghan Giroux & Aaron Guman
Rediscover the way you look at growing food in your yard. Join Meghan Giroux from Vermont Edible Landscapes, and learn the basic principles of edible landscape design. We will discuss the basics of site analysis and design, making use of small spaces and plant palettes that include medicinal herbs, perennial vegetables, nuts, fruits and berries. SIGN-UP

Pruning 101
April 15, 2014 • 5:30–7:00pm

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. SIGN-UP

Bountiful Berries!
April 19, 2014 • 9:30–11:00am

Charlie Nardozzi
Charlie will teach us all about berries. Not only are they tasty treats, but they also make excellent shrubs and hedges.
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Pruning 101
April 19, 2014 • 11:30am–1:00pm

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. SIGN-UP

Registration & Seminar Fees

We make registration easy, it can be done online, over the phone 802-660-3505 or in person at our Burlington location.
Pre-registration is required for all seminars. Payment in full is required at the time of registration. If you're paying by check, make checks payable to Gardener's Supply and mail to: Gardener's Supply, 128 Intervale Rd., Burlington, VT 05401, ATTN: Retail Dept.

Space is limited so register early to ensure your seat.
The cost for each workshop is $10.00 per person* unless otherwise noted.

4 Plus 2 Plan:

Take advantage of our 4 plus 2 plan and save! If you are a Gardener's Club member, preregister and pay in full for 4 seminars you can attend any 2 additional seminars of your choice – FREE!* When registering online use the discount code B4G2.
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