2019 Winter/Spring Education Program

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Burlington Seminars

Houseplants 101
Saturday, January 19 • 9:30am-11:00am
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Ellen Bortner

Learn all about common houseplants and how to care for them. | Cost: $15
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Mushroom Cultivation
Saturday, January 26 • 9:30am-11:00am
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 and increase yields of vegetable crops. | Cost: $15
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Adirondack Pack Basket Weaving Workshop
Sunday, January 27 • 10:00am-4:00pm
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Alexa Rivera

In this basket-weaving intensive, everyone will make their own hand-crafted Adirondack Pack Basket. You will learn basics skills of weaving, and get to spend the day practicing this meditative and ancient utilitarian craft. Light snacks will be provided but feel free to bring a personal lunch dish to share. | Cost: $145
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Seed Starting
Saturday, February 2 • 9:30am-11:00am
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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Growing Micro-Greens
Saturday, February 9 • 9:30am-11:00am
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Ethan Thompson

Learn to grow nutrient dense, flavorful greens year-round. Micro-greens are rapidly increasing in popularity as people recognize the benefits of adding them to their meals. We’ll cover basic equipment and procedures needed to grow safe, healthy, and delicious micro-greens at home. | Cost: $15
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NEW! BEST Perennials, Flowering Shrubs and Annuals
Saturday, February 16 • 9:30am-11:00am
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Kerry Mendez

The aging process, along with dramatic climate changes and the vital importance for pollinator plants, have refined Kerry’s list of must-have perennials, flowering shrubs and annuals. The remarkable plants featured in this presentation require less input (maintenance as well as water, fertilizer and organic pesticides) plus they provide beauty and year-round food sources for birds, bees and butterflies. | Cost: $15
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NEW! Success with Hydrangeas in Colder Climates
Saturday, February 16 • 11:30am-1:00pm
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Kerry Mendez

Unravel the mystery for having honkin’ hydrangeas that will be the envy of the neighborhood. This vast genus of shrubs is divided into five commonly sold species. Knowing the differences and how to maximize the show from each (including pruning tips) will be discussed, as well as top-performing cultivars. | Cost: $15
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Soil 101
Saturday, February 23 • 9:30am-11:00am
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Mike Ather

Healthy and vibrant plants start with healthy soil. This one is a must for all gardeners, from beginners to the more experienced growers. | Cost: $15
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Landscape Design for Home Owners
Wednesday, March 6,13, 20 & 27 • 6:00pm-8:00pm
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Silvia Jope

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 4-part series led by professional landscape designer Silvia Jope is the answer. Class size 6. | Cost: $180
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NEW! Low Maintenance Gardens
Saturday, March 9 • 9:30am-11:00am
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Becca Lindenmeyer

Most people want a lush and attractive landscape that requires a minimal amount of input in terms of regular care. This presentation uses a residential case-study to describe how to achieve this goal using multiple dense vertical and temporal layers in both a meadow and woodland setting, and how the ecological design process differs from a traditional design. | Cost: $15
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NEW! Closer to Nature
Saturday, March 16 • 9:30am-11:00am
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Silvia Jope

Interested in creating a garden that is a haven for people and wildlife alike? That is energy wise, multifunctioning and designed for beauty and biodiversity? In this seminar for environmentally minded folks of all experience levels award winning landscape designer Silvia Jope will teach the basic principles and steps behind landscape planning while approaching it through the lens of ecology, sustainability and energy efficiency. | Cost: $15
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NEW! Color Year Round
Saturday, March 23 • 9:30am-11:00am
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Charlotte Albers

Learn to design with a range of color - we'll look at spring flowering bulbs, hosta varieties, award-winning perennials that benefit wildlife, shrubs with knockout fall foliage, dahlias, zinnias, and more. From smoky purple to chartreuse, electric blues and pinks, and Living Coral, the 2019 Color of the Year, we'll cover a dazzling spectrum looking at all parts of a plant including stems, fruits, branches, and bark which can enhance winter gardens, talk about good color combinations, and review strategies for succession planting so your landscape offers visual interest through the seasons. | Cost: $15
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Composting 101
Saturday, March 30 • 9:30am-11:00am
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Mike Ather

Healthy and vibrant plants start with healthy soil. This one is a must for all gardeners, from beginners to the more experienced growers. | Cost: $15
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Edible Landscapes
Saturday, April 6 • 9:30am-11:00am
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Jacob Holberg-Pill

Learn tools for incorporating edible plants into your landscape – from annual veggies and herbs to perennial berries and fruit trees. We’ll discuss design tips, ways to build fertile soil, conserving water and native plants that feature edible fruits. | Cost: $15
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Container Gardening
Saturday, April 13 • 9:30am-11:00am
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Charlie Nardozzi

Containers make gardening more accessible for small space and apartment gardeners as well as those people looking to downsize the garden. Learn about the newest containers, soils, accessories and plants that have revolutionized container gardening and how you can extend your gardening season with different varieties of flowers, edibles and shrubs. | Cost: $15
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Hands-On Pruning
Saturday, April 13 • 11:30am-1:00pm
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. | Cost: $15
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Hands-On Pruning (Evening Session)
Tuesday, April 16 • 5:30pm-7:00pm
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. | Cost: $15
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Williston Seminars

Houseplant Propagation
Sunday, January 13 • 10:00-10:45am
Williston Garden Center
Presenter: Ellen Bortner

Grab a muffin from the Garden of Eatin’ Cafe and join us for a FREE informative talk on houseplant propagation. No registration necessary.
Houseplant Pests
Sunday, January 27 • 10:00-10:45am
Williston Garden Center
Presenter: Denyse Bulter

Grab a muffin from the Garden of Eatin’ Cafe and join us for a FREE informative talk on houseplant pests. Learn what to look for and how to prevent them. No registration necessary.
Orchids 101
Sunday, February 24 • 2:00-4:00pm
Williston Garden Center
Presenter: Ellen Bortner

Learn the basics of orchid care with practical, easy to understand advice. During this workshop you will learn all the basics of successful orchid growing plus have an opportunity to re-pot your orchid. Cost: $50 includes, an orchid & plastic orchid pot.
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Lebanon Seminars

Beekeeping 101
Saturday, February 2 • 9:30am-11:00am
Lebanon Garden Center
Presenter: Mike Reeb

Learn the basic of beekeeping from our in-house expert Mike Reeb. | Cost: $15
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Vegetable Gardening 101
Saturday, February 23 • 9:30am-11:00am
Lebanon Garden Center
Presenter: Russ Pazdro

Learn the basic of vegebable gardening from our in-house expert Russ Pazdro. | Cost: $15
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Container Gardening
Saturday, April 6 • 9:30am-11:00am
Lebanon Garden Center
Presenter: Charlie Nardozzi

Containers make gardening more accessible for small space and apartment gardeners as well as those people looking to downsize the garden. Learn about the newest containers, soils, accessories and plants that have revolutionized container gardening and how you can extend your gardening season with different varieties of flowers, edibles and shrubs. | Cost: $15
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Bonsai for Beginners
Saturday, April 13 • 10:00am-12:30pm
Lebanon Garden Center
Presenter: Bobbi Longacre

This Bonsai workshop is for beginners. Learn the basics with our in-house expert. This workshop covers all you need to get started with your bonsai. Class size limited to 8 participants. Fee: $65 includes a bonsai tree, pot, soil and wire.
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Tree Planting & Care
Saturday, May 4 • 9:30am-11:00am
Lebanon Garden Center
Presenter: Tom Shea

Learn how to properly plant a tree and care for it from our in-house nursery expert Tom Shea. | Cost: $15
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Pruning
Sunday, May 5 • 1:00pm-2:30pm
Lebanon Garden Center
Presenter: Joe Longacre

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. | Cost: $15
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REGISTRATION DETAILS (SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS)
Cancellation Policy - Attendees must call 48 hour to prior to the workshop in order to be issued a refund. No shows, will not be refunded.