2020 Winter/Spring Education Program

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Burlington Seminars

Houseplants 101
Saturday, January 18 • 9:30am-11:00am
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Ellen Brother

Learn all about common houseplants and how to care for them. | Cost: $15
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Injury Prevention for Gardeners
Saturday, January 25 • 9:30am-11:00am
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Jenn Cadorette

Has back pain limited your ability to garden? Or do you currently have back pain that is limiting your movements? Dr. Jenn, head physical therapist and owner of Wellfound Physical Therapy and Fitness, will discuss common back injuries, how common injuries, and prevention strategies for painfree gardening! | Cost: $15
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Growing Micro-Greens
Saturday, February 1 • 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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Maximizing Small Spaces
Saturday, February 1 • 11:30am-1:00pm
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Markey Read

Grow more food in less space! Learn about dense planting, vertical structures and succession planting. | Cost: $15
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Block Print Valentines Workshop
Sunday, February 2 • 1:00pm-4:00pm
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Jen Berger

Carve your own Valentine cards! Join visual artist Jen Berger to learn the basics of carving linoleum. Bring your own (4x6) image, or make one in the group. Leave with your own re-usable linoleum block, valentine cards and the knowledge to make many more!. | Cost: $40
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Closer to Nature Design Principles
Saturday, February 8 • 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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Terrarium Workshop
Sunday, February 9 • 2:00pm-3:00pm
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Christa Gowen

Terrariums are the perfect way to bring the great outdoors inside. Create 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. | Cost: $50 includes soil, moss, pebbles, a vessel* and 2 plants (additional plants and décor can be purchased separately).
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Seed-Starting
Saturday, February 15 • 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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Designing Small Gardens with Big Attitudes
Saturday, February 22 • 9:30am-11:00am
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Kerry Mendez

Do you have a small space to garden but want BIG results? Or perhaps your property is large BUT you have a spot that gets lots of 'eye-traffic'? This presentation provides clever design and accessorizing tips for maximizing and extending color in small spaces. | Cost: $15
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Gardening Simplified: Budget-Wise & Time-Saving Tips
Saturday, February 22 • 11:30am-1:00pm
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Kerry Mendez

This lecture features garden-transforming, pollinator-friendly tips that reduce maintenance while magnifying a garden's year-round beauty. | Cost: $15
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New Heirloom Garden
Saturday, February 29 • 9:30am-11:00am
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Ellen Ecker Ogden

Take a journey to the past and rediscover exceptional heirloom varieties that were most likely in your grandmother’s garden. Forgotten fruits, colorful vegetables and fragrant, flowers, all add color, aroma, and exceptional garden. Get to know more about designing an heirloom garden that combines flavor, history, and stories to deepen your connection to growing food and why seed saving is the future. | Cost: $15
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Crazy Color Garden
Saturday, February 29 • 11:30am-1:00pm
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Ellen Ecker Ogden

Flavor and optimum health go hand in hand when growing a garden, yet knowing what varieties to choose for higher health qualities can influence what you plant. This lecture may change the way you look at your edible garden, with an eye towards deep color and bitter flavors that most closely resemble their wild origins. This lecture offers step-by-step design, with what to grow. | Cost: $15
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Landscape Design for Homeowners Workshop
Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19 & 26 • 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 (Thursday Evenings, March 5, 12, 19 & 26) led by professional landscape designer Silvia Jope, is the answer. | Cost: $180
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Low Maintenance Gardens
Saturday, March 7 • 9:30am-11:00am
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Becca Lindenmeyr

Most people want 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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Raised Bed Gardening
Saturday, March 14 • 9:30am-11:00am
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Charlie Nardozzi

The simple idea of raising the soil up into beds for better gardening has been improved with new raised bed materials and techniques to make your beds an attractive part of your landscape. In this talk, I review the different materials used for making raised beds, matching the plants you grow and your garden situation with these materials. I'll also include innovative, raised bed designs such as lasagna gardening, Hugelkultur, straw bale gardening and polyculture beds and techniques for caring for your beds. | Cost: $15
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Composting 101
Saturday, March 21 • 9:30am-11:00am
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Mike Ather

Learn how to make compost the right way. Your plants will thank you for it. | Cost: $15
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Block Print Botanicals Workshop
Sunday, March 22 • 1:00pm-4:00pm
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Jen Berger

Carve fun botanicals to stamp on canvas bags! Join visual artist Jen Berger to learn the basics of carving linoleum. Bring your own (4x6) image, or make one in the group. Leave with your own re-usable linoleum block, two printed canvas bags and the knowledge to make many more! | Cost: $50
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Trees for Your Yard
Saturday, March 28 • 9:30am-11:00am
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Jacob Holberg-Pill

Join us as we explore the diverse selection of trees for our property. Whether you are looking to plant one tree or one hundred we will discuss goals and species as we consider: shade, fruit, pollinators, gorgeous flowers, no mess, privacy, carbon sequestration, wildlife and climate change. | Cost: $15
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Mixed Bark Foraging Basket Workshop
Sunday, March 29 • 10:00am-5:00pm
Burlington Garden Center
Presenter: Penny Hewitt, Lazy Mill Farm

Start with a black ash base and use a variety of barks to create your own unique design. Add a leather strap and you are ready for a mushroom walk, patch of wild berries or a convenient place by the door to put your keys or mail. One day workshop for adults and teens. | Cost: $125 price includes lunch.
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Pruning
Saturday, April 4 • 9:30am-11:00am
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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Pruning (Evening Session)
Tuesday, April 7 • 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

Terrarium Workshop
Sunday, March 1 • 2:00pm-3:00pm
Williston Garden Center
Presenter: Christa Gowen
Terrariums are the perfect way to bring the great outdoors inside. Create 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. $50 Fee includes soil, moss, pebbles, a vessel* and 2 plants (additional plants and décor can be purchased separately).
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Orchids 101 Workshop
Saturday, March 14 • 2:00pm-4:00pm
Williston Garden Center
Presenter: Ellen Bortner
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. | Cost: $50
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Floral Arranging Workshop
Sunday, April 12 • 2:00pm-4:00pm
Williston Garden Center
Presenter: Lezlee Sprenger

Welcome spring with a fresh floral centerpiece. Learn floral design techniques using color, texture, and shape. Bring home a lovely, fresh creation for your home. | Cost: $60
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Lebanon Seminars

Houseplants 101
Saturday, February 1 • 10:00am-11:00am
Lebanon Garden Center
Presenter: Susan Berry

Learn about houseplants, care tips and how-to re-pot them from our in-house expert Susan Berry. | Cost: $15
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Beekeeping 101
Saturday, February 8 • 11:00am-1:00pm
Lebanon Garden Center
Presenter: Mike Reeb

Learn the basic of beekeeping from our in-house expert Mike Reeb. | Cost: $15
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Composting 101
Saturday, February 8 • 1:00pm-2:30pm
Lebanon Garden Center
Presenter: Mike Ather

Learn how to make compost the right way. Your plants will thank you for it. | Cost: $20
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Vegetable Gardening 101
Saturday, February 22 • 10:00am-11:30am
Lebanon Garden Center
Presenter: Russ Pazdro

Learn the basic of vegetable gardening from our in-house expert Russ Pazdro. | Cost: $15
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Kokedama (String Gardens) Workshop
Saturday, March 7 • 11:00am-12:30pm
Lebanon Garden Center
Presenter: Christy Chamberlain

Participants will learn how to make a kokedama using beautiful plants from our conservatory and take home the finished product at the end of class. Supplies, as well as instructions for assembly and care, are included. | Cost: $40
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Creating an Outdoor Room
Saturday, March 14• 10:00am-11:30am
Lebanon Garden Center
Presenter: Paul Simon

A well-designed outdoor room can be a pleasing extension of your indoor living spaces. Where and how you place furniture, paving, lighting, plantings, art, and focal accents are all part of planning your outdoor room. This class will provide you an understanding of how appropriately design an outdoor living space for enjoyment. | Cost: $15
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Mixed Bark Foraging Basket Workshop
Sunday, March 22 • 10:00am-5:00pm
Lebanon Garden Center
Presenter: Penny Hewitt Lazy Mill Hill Farm

Start with a black ash base and use a variety of barks to create your own unique design. Add a leather strap and you are ready for a mushroom walk, patch of wild berries or a convenient place by the door to put your keys or mail. | Cost: $125 includes lunch
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Pruning 101
Sunday, March 29 • 1:00pm-3:30pm
Lebanon Garden Center
Presenter: Tom Shea

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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Hydrangeas 101
Thursday, April 16 • 6:30pm-8:00pm
Lebanon Garden Center
Presenter: Heather Poire

Let’s decode the top four selling types of gardening hydrangeas. What makes them different and how to approach pruning/fertilizing in the spring. High COLOR presentation with a sneak peek into what’s new at Gardener’s this upcoming spring and a Super Sneak peek into new varieties for 2021. | Cost: $15
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Tree & Shrub Planting 101
Sunday, May 3 • 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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REGISTRATION DETAILS (plus additional education opportunities)
Gardener's Supply has teamed up with Caledonia Spirits to create a series called Plants & Spirits! The Plants & Spirits workshops are held at Caledonia Spirits (116 Gin Ln, Montpelier). Price includes all supplies provided by Gardener’s Supply & a beverage from Caledonia Spirits. Food will be available to purchase separately. Click Plants & Spirits Workshops for more details.

Cancellation Policy - Attendees must call 24 hour to prior to seminars and 2-5 days prior workshop in order to be issued a refund. No shows, will not be refunded.