Education Program - Williston, VT
As lifelong gardeners, we know there's no end to learning about plants, our earth, and how things grow. The more we learn, the more we enjoy and connect to nature. We invite you to join us for a variety of gardening-related classes and workshops at our garden center throughout the year.
The Heirloom Garden | March 9 • 6-7:30pm
Presenter: Ellen Ogden
In this lecture by Ellen Ecker Ogden, The New Heirloom Garden, you learn how to design an heirloom garden, what to grow for the best flavor, and be inspired to become a seed saver,. Learn about heirloom and open-pollinated seeds you can sow, grow and save in your own kitchen garden, for yourself and to share with friends.
Edible Landscapes | March 16 • 6-7:30pm
Presenter: Jacob Holzer-Pill
Rediscover the way you look at growing food in your yard. 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.
Four-Season Gardens to Support Pollinators | March 23 • 6-7:30pm
Presenter: Larri Cochran
Master Gardener Larri Cochran will talk us through desiging four season gardens for supporting pollinators.
Container Gardening for All | March 30 • 6-7:30pm
Presenter: Dorothy Caron
Learn all about container gardening, it has something for everyone!
Backyard Meadow Design | April 6 • 6-7:30pm
Presenter: Becca Lindenmeyr
Learn how to convert unused lawn into a meadow full of life, color and movement that will serve as an oasis for pollinators, birds and wildlife. Becca will discuss lawn removal techniques, wildflower plant selection, seeds vs. plugs vs. plants, mulching, and maintenance.