2018 Seminars & Workshops

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2018 GARDENING SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS
Growing Micro Greens
Saturday, January 27 • 9:30-11:00am
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. $15
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Soil 101
Saturday, February 3 • 9:30-11:00am
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. $15
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Seed Starting
Saturday, February 10 • 9:30-11:00am
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! $15
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Mushroom Cultivation
Saturday, February 17 • 9:30-11:00am
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. $15
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Budget-wise Gardener
Saturday, February 24 • 9:30-11:00am
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Kerry Mendez

Discover a wealth of ideas for getting the best price and value for exceptional plants. The plant sources and strategies will surprise you! We’ll cover striking design concepts for eye-popping, pollinator-friendly landscapes requiring less maintenance and water. And container gardening takes on a whole new spin with these cost-effective, creative ideas! home. $15
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Save the Pollinators
Saturday, February 24 • 11:30am-1:00pm
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Kerry Mendez

Learn about low-maintenance gardens filled with “moving art”: birds, butterflies and other pollinators? Discover eye-catching perennials and flowering shrubs – mostly native - that benefit BOTH homeowners and pollinators. The focus will also be on sustainable care - creating landscapes that require less water, fertilizer and pesticides. $15
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Ready. Set. Sow.
Saturday, March 3 • 9:30-11:00am
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Lisa Coven

Learn about the basics of having a successful garden. Simplify when and what to plant, which plants to plant together, tips on weeding and watering and basic soil care for vegetables and herbs. Take away useful time savings tips and tricks in the garden. Be ready for planting time this spring. $15
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Composting 101
Saturday, March 10 • 9:30-11:00am
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Mike Ather

Learn how to make compost the right way. Your plants will thank you for it. $15
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Minor Fruits & Berries
Saturday, March 17 • 9:30-11:00am
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Meghan Giroux

Learn about some of the lesser known fruits and berries that can be grown in Vermont. $15
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Gardening with Ornamental Grasses
Saturday, March 24 • 9:30-11:00am
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Silvia Jope

Learn about using ornamental grasses in home landscapes. Come learn about her favorite varieties, why they work, how to use them successfully in combination with shrubs and perennials, and how to extend the season with fall color. $15
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Fruit Trees
Saturday, March 31 • 9:30-11:00am
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Charlie Nardozzi

Fruit trees make a bountiful and delicious addition to your landscape. Learn how to choose the right one for your space and taste. The pruning seminar is an ideal companion. $15
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Pruning 101
Saturday, March 31 • 11:30-1:00pm
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. $15
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Heirloom Kitchen Garden
Saturday, April 7 • 9:30-11:00am
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Ellen Ecker Ogden

Ellen will take you on a path to the past to rediscover exceptional heirloom varieties that were most likely in your grandmother’s garden. Be inspired to take a new look at fruits, flowers, and vegetables to add color, aroma, and exceptional taste to your repertoire of plants. Learn the difference between an heirloom and open-pollinated plant, and why growing heirlooms is essential to the future of seeds. $15
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Pruning 101 (Evening)
Wednesday, April 11 • 5:30-7:00pm
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. $15
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2018 WORKSHOPS
Harvest Garden Basket Workshop
Sunday, February 4 •10am-3pm
Burlington Garden Center
Basket Weaving is a tradition as old as human history, and a craft that has been practiced by nearly every ancient culture across the globe. Join weaver Alexa Rivera to practice this utilitarian and meditative skill, and leave with your own hand-woven basket. We will be making a Garden Harvest Basket, perfect for picking leafy greens in the garden, taking on berry picking days in the summer, or foraging in the woods. Workshop will include all weaving materials, pattern, and an assortment of colors of long leather straps to choose from. Please bring scissors, a flat-head screw-driver, and pencil. Class Size: 20. Cost $85.
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Terrariums - SOLD OUT
Sunday, February 25 • 1:00-3:00pm
Burlington Garden Center
Terrariums are the perfect way to bring the great outdoors inside. Celebrate winter by creating a self-sustainable and easy-to-care-for environment for indoor plants. Our greenhouse staff will guide you through the process of creating a terrarium of your very own.Fee includes soil, moss, pebbles. Feel free to bring your own vessel or purchase one from us along with plants and decor. Class size: 8 Cost: $15 plus materials
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Landscape Design for Homeowners
Thursdays, March 8, 15, 22 & 28 • 6:00-8:00pm
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 4-part series (Thursday Evenings, March 8, 15, 22 & 29) led by professional landscape designer Silvia Jope, is the answer. Class size: 6. Cost: $160.
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Orchids 101
Sunday, April 8 • 2:00-4:00pm
Williston Garden Center
Learn the basics of orchid care with practical, easy to understand advice from our orchid expert, Ellen. During this workshop you will learn all the basics of successful orchid growing plus have an opportunity to re-pot your orchid. Fee includes: workshop, one orchid and an orchid pot. Class size: 20. Cost: $45
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Fairy House Building - SOLD OUT
Sunday, April 8 • 1:00-3:00pm
Burlington Garden Center
Come create a fairy house with natural objects gathered from outdoors. With sticks, bark, moss, and other found objects we will create magical fairy house structures. With products and plants from Gardener’s Supply collection you can then enhance your structure to give it more life and whimsy. This is an all ages workshop, kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Class size: 8. Cost: $40.
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REGISTRATION DETAILS (SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS)
Seminars are $15.00 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 the code when registering online)!
Cancellation Policy - Attendees must call one day prior to the seminar in order to be issued a refund. No shows, will not be refunded. Workshops have anywhere from a 48 hour to 5 day cancellation policy please call us if you are unsure of the cancellation period.