Gardening Topic for Spring 2013
Spring Symposia

Provided by the Western Massachusetts Master Gardener Association
www.wmassmastergardeners.org.

By Toi Graham, Master Gardener

 

 

 

 

JOIN THE WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS MASTER GARDENERS in celebrating our seventeenth year of early spring fun by attending one or more of our annual Garden Symposia. We will offer programs at three different locations this year:

March 16th at Frontier Regional High School in South Deerfield, will have 2 sessions with a choice of 8 workshops in each session. Click here for a flyer.

April 6th at Dean Technical High School in Holyoke, will have 3 sessions with a choice of 8 workshops in each session. Click here for a flyer.

April 13th at Lenox Middle and High School in Lenox, will have 3 sessions with a choice of 4 workshops in each session. Click here for a flyer.

There are workshops for the novice gardener as well as the more experienced. We have speakers on a myriad of subjects providing practical gardening advice on berries, vegetables (including heirlooms), herbs and even mushrooms. Once you have successfully grown and harvested your food you will need to preserve it and cook with it. We can show how to do that as well!

For those who would rather look at garden plants than eat them, we have workshops on garden design, container gardens, water gardening, wildflowers and entire workshops dedicated to some of the belles of the garden: clematis, hostas, hydrangeas and viburnums.

There are workshops on native plants, organic gardening and lawn care, improving your soil, attracting wildlife you would like to share your garden with and controlling those pests you want to exclude.

For the more adventurous there are workshops for creating garden ornaments with hypertufa, making your own garden trellis or rain barrel and even constructing a labyrinth.

Some locations will have book sales and raffles of garden related items. Spend a day with hundreds of fellow winter crazed gardeners and share the fun!

We look forward to seeing you.

 

 

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Provided by the Western Massachusetts Master Gardener Association
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