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2015 SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS
SEMINARS
Soil 101 - Mike Ather
Saturday, January 31 • 9:30-11am
Burlington Garden Center
Healthy and vibrant plants start with healthy soil. This one’s a must for all gardeners, from beginner to more experienced grower. Cost: $12.50.
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Seed Starting - David Boucher
Saturday, February 7 • 9:30-11am
Burlington Garden Center
Learn the basic science and techniques for seed starting success from the get-go, and do it right the first time! Cost: $12.50.
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Espalier Fruit Plants - Lee Reich
Saturday, February 14 • 9:30-11am
Burlington Garden Center
An espalier can yield very high quality fruit while making a decorative and edible covering for a fence or a wall—even creating a fence itself. Learn which plants work best and the theory and practice involved in bending and pruning branches. Cost $20.00.
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Weedless Garden - Lee Reich
Saturday, February 14 •11:30-1:00pm
Burlington Garden Center
Proper care for soil results in fewer weeds. Nurturing the ground from the top down, avoiding soil compaction, maintaining a soil cover, and pinpoint watering keeps plants healthier and minimizes weed problems. This seminar will teach to how to apply this system to your garden. Cost $20.00.
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Composting - Mike Ather
Saturday, February 21 • 9:30-11am
Burlington Garden Center
Ideal for Soil 101 attendees. Learn how to make compost the right way. Your plants will thank you for it. Cost $12.50.
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2015 Vermont Flower Show "Spring Reflections
February 27, 28 & March 1
Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction
www.greenworksvermont.org Sponsored, in part, by Gardener’s Supply The show will bring three days of spring to life as it offers a place of reflection and prepares us for the exciting season ahead! For more details click here.
Spring Bloomers - Kerry Mendez
Saturday, March 7 • 9:30-11am
Burlington Garden Center
These no-nonsense plants will shatter the common misconception that spring is only “mud season” in northern climates. Discover some terrific perennials, bulbs and herbs for early color as well as tips for jump-starting your gardens for a knockout display spring through fall. Cost $12.50.
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Garden Design 101 - Kerry Mendez
Saturday, March 7 • 11:30-1:00pm
Burlington Garden Center
Learn easy-to-implement steps for creating ever-blooming, low maintenance gardens. Topics include site assessment plant selection; design principles and techniques for beautiful, harmonious beds; arranging plants based on mature heights; creating focal points; incorporating bulbs & annuals; plus drafting a design to scale and building a plant list. Cost $12.50.
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Vegetable Gardening 101 - Lisa Coven
Saturday, March 14 • 9:30-11am
Burlington Garden Center
This class is a great introduction to vegetable gardening. Learn how to get organized and successfully grow foods that you enjoy eating. This class will give you the tools to make gardening fun and easy. Cost $12.50.
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Edible Forest Gardens - Meghan Giroux & Aaron Guman
Saturday, March 21 • 9:30-11am
Burlington Garden Center
Join Meghan from Vermont Edible Landscapes and learn how to create an Edible Forest Garden. Discover how to design, establish and maintain ecosystems that mimic the structure and function of natural forests. Cost $12.50.
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Cool Annuals - Charlie Nardozzi
Saturday, March 28 • 9:30-11am
Burlington Garden Center
If you’re looking to add color to a garden, container or basket, annuals are the way to go. Learn about new varieties and types for sun and shade. Cost $12.50.
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Garden Plants with Medicinal Interests - Heather Irvine
Saturday, March 28 • 11:30-1:00pm
Burlington Garden Center
Many plants do more then beautify a landscape. Learn the medicinal properties and growing and harvesting tips for plants such as Angelica, Baptisia, Black Cohosh, Calamus, Calendula, California Poppy, Echinacea, Elderberry, and more. Cost $12.50.
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The Art of Growing Food - Ellen Ogden
Saturday, April 4 • 9:30-11am
Burlington Garden Center
Learn the basics of kitchen garden design; choosing the right beds and garden tools, building paths, adding personality, and organic methods to build your soil. Learn how to integrate flowers, herbs and vegetables and what to choose for ultimate flavor. Cost $12.50.
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Kitchen Garden Design - Ellen Ogden
Saturday, April 4 • 11:30-4:00pm
Burlington Garden Center
In this two part workshop, you will learn a foundation of good garden design skills that allow you to create a unique design to match your landscape, or renovate a current garden to make it more inviting. You will learn about the four square design to rotate crops for maximum productivity, soil health, and best techniques for designing paths, beds, and borders. You will learn about the best tools to help get the job done, group discussion that will expand your own ideas, and finally how to take your design on paper and transfer to your own backyard.

Part One: Looking at other gardens through a series of color photos will inspire you with fresh ideas to rethink the elements that comprise a typical vegetable garden. Selecting the best and most flavorful plants for your garden are at the heart of a Kitchen garden, and you will discover new varieties to enhance your culinary repertoire. One Hour Lecture with Photos. 11:30-12:30.

Part Two: Will focus on designs and methods to enhance your ornamental edible garden and make it easier to maintain. In a small workshop setting, participants will sketch their designs on graph paper, and Ellen will offer personal consultation that will help you explore a more satisfying design. Design ideas will be shared, and as a group we will all learn how to problem solve and offer constructive ideas to enhance the growing experience. You will leave with a plan that will guide you in planting your garden. Three hour workshop. 1 - 4PM. Bring photos of your garden. Class size 30. Cost $40 (includes lunch).
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Blended Gardens - Ellen Zachos
Saturday, April 11 • 9:30-11am
Burlington Garden Center
Did you know many ornamental plants are also edible? Maybe you’ve grown wild ginger for its beautiful leaves or Juneberry for its early spring flowers and didn’t realize these plants could Costd your body as well as your soul. This lecture suggests ornamental garden plants that do double duty, by being both beautiful AND delicious! Cost: $12.50.
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No Space, No Problem - Ellen Zachos
Saturday, April 11 • 11:30-1:00pm
Burlington Garden Center
If you have a small back yard, terrace, patio, or deck, a few well-planned containers can deliver a lot of pizzazz. (Not to mention some tasty herbs and vegetables!) This lecture offers unusual container set-ups: a container water garden, plastic grow-bags, natural containers, flea market funk, and a containerized tree. Cost: $12.50.
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Grapes & Other Small Fruits - Charlie Nardozzi
Saturday, April 18 • 9:30-11am
Burlington Garden Center
Everyone is growing grapes and why not? New varieties make this a great garden crop even in small spaces. Learn about varieties for Vermont, how to grow them and also about growing other small fruits (gooseberries, honeyberries and more). Cost: $12.50.
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Hands-on Pruning - Charlie Nardozzi
Saturday, April 18 • 11:30-1:00pm
Burlington Garden Center
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. Class size 40. Cost: $12.50.
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Hands-on Pruning - Charlie Nardozzi
Tuesday, April 21 • 5:30-7:00pm
Burlington Garden Center
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. Class size 40. Cost: $12.50.
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WORKSHOPS
Lotions, Salves & Lip Balm - SOLD OUT
Thursday, February 12 • 5:30-7:30pm
Burlington Garden Center
Participants will learn basic formulas to make lotions, salves, lip balms and other self-care products, learn about garden herbs that can be used in these formulas and get recipes to use at home. In class we will demonstrate and make several versatile products for every one that attends. Class size 15. Cost $20.
Dish/Fairy Garden Workshop
Thursday, February 26 • 5-7:00pm
Burlington Garden Center
Think small. Transform a pot and a collection of small-scale plants into an enchanting landscape. Class size 8. Cost: $45, includes a container, soil and $20 gift card for plants and decor items.
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Lotions, Salves & Lip Balm
Tuesday, March 3 • 5:30-7:30pm
Burlington Garden Center
Participants will learn basic formulas to make lotions, salves, lip balms and other self-care products, learn about garden herbs that can be used in these formulas and get recipes to use at home. In class we will demonstrate and make several versatile products for every one that attends. Class size 15. Cost $20.
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Hanging Terrarium & Other Decor
Sunday, March 8 • 2-4pm
Burlington Garden Center
Join us to create hanging terrariums and other plant decor. With plants from our conservatory, pieces of wood and glass vessels. Class size 8. Cost: $12.50 plus materials.
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Landscape Design Workshop for Homeowners
Thursday Evenings, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2 & 9 • 6–8pm
Burlington Garden Center
Are you an avid gardener looking for new inspiration? Want a better understanding of selecting and placing plants? Have the perfect spot but need some help expressing your vision? This 6-part series led by professional landscape designer Silvia Jope is the answer. Class size 6. Cost $240.
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Bonsai Workshop
Sunday, April 12 • 10:00am–12:30pm
Williston Garden Center
Learn the basics with our in-house expert. This workshop covers all you need to get started with your bonsai. Class size 10. Cost: $85 includes a bonsai tree, pot, soil and wire.
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Art of Stone - Thea Alvin
July 24-26
Williston Garden Center
Gardener’s supply is thrilled to partner with renowned stone mason Thea Alvin in offering a three day intensive hands on workshop “The Art of Stone”. Thea has been featured in many national publications and her resume includes installations for Duke University and St Michael’s college. Participants will learn the art of building with natural stone and the principals behind it. We will build a series of foundational elements culminating in an arched garden sculpture. This course will take you beyond basic stone masonry and into the realm of stonework as an art form.

Please note this is an intensive three-day workshop which can be physically strenuous. Participants must be able to lift 40 lbs and handle the continuous demands of three full course days. Participants will be required to bring appropriate footwear, eye protection and work gloves. Call for more details and to register 802-658-2433. Check out some of Thea's work here.
REGISTRATION DETAILS (SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS)

Seminars are $12.50 each, unless otherwise noted. Take advantage of our 4 + 2 plan and save! If you’re a Gardener’s Club member, pre-register and pay in full for 4 seminars and attend any 2 additional seminars of your choice for FREE (Call for Code)!

Registration Policy: All workshops have at least a 48-hour cancellation policy. Please review the policy when registering or ask for details.

Burlington Garden Center
128 Intervale Road
(off Riverside Ave.)
Burlington, VT 05401
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802-660-3505
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Williston Garden Center and Outlet
472 Marshall Avenue
(Taft Corners)
Williston, VT 05495
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