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Wednesday, March 14


11:00 AM
Local Farms, Local Food: All the Great Stuff You Never Knew We Could Raise in New England
Trish Wesley Umbrell, Farm Administrator, Natick Community Organic Farm

11:30 AM

Plants Every Northeast Garden Should Have
Steve Aitken & Senior Editor, Danielle Sherry, Fine Gardening Magazine

12:30 PM

The Power of Saving Seeds: Creating a Living Resource Library to Ensure Food Security
Hannah Traggis, Senior Horticulturist, Massachusetts Horticultural Society

1:30 PM

The Adventurous Gardener
Jana Milbocker & Joan Butler, Enchanted Gardens Design

2:30 PM

The Bulbs of Summer
Barbara Melera, Founder, Harvesting History

3:30 PM

The Budget-wise Gardener
Kerry Ann Mendez, Garden Lecturer & Owner, Perennially Yours


Thursday, March 15


11:00 AM
Growing Lavendar in New England
Betsey Golon, Garden Lecturer

11:30 AM

Pleasure Grounds: Public Gardens Close to Home
Gail Anderson, Garden Lecturer

12:00 PM
Small Space Kitchen Gardening
Ken Greene, Founder, Hudson Valley Seed Library with Vanessa Hale, AMP 103.3
12:30 PM

Hip, Hip Hydrangea 2018
Andi Ross, Landscape Designer & Garden Coach, It's Nature's Way

1:00 PM

Garden Design 101 Class: Creating an Ever-Blooming, Low-Maintenance Garden with Kerry Mendez
(Additional ticket required. Click here for more info.)

1:00 PM
How to Divide a Hosta
Wes Straub, New England Hosta Society
1:30 PM

Color Gardens: How to Make Beautiful Perennial Combinations from Spring through frost
Maria von Brincken, APLD, Maria von Brincken Landscape & Garden Design

2:30 PM

Plants Every Northeast Garden Should Have
Steve Aitken & Senior Editor, Danielle Sherry, Fine Gardening Magazine

3:30 PM

America's Story of the Tomato
Barbara Melera, Founder, Harvesting History

6:30 PM
Flower Arranging with Alice’s Table
Special Ticketed Workshop – Click here for more info.)


Friday, March 16


10:30 AM

Bedrock Gardens – The Upstart, Startup Public Garden,
Jill Nooney, Founder of Bedrock Gardens of NH

11:00 AM
Honey Bees and Beekeeping
Anita Deely, Beverly Bees
11:30 AM

The History of Growing and Selling Dahlias
Thomas Mickey, Garden Writer

12:00 PM
Edible Flowers & Other Ornamentals in Containers
Ken Greene, Founder, Hudson Valley Seed Library with Vanessa Hale, AMP 103.3

12:30 PM

Javier Marin, Forest Pest Outreach Coordinator, MA Dept of Agricultural Resources

1:00 PM
Spring Fling: Easy, Breezy Floral Designs
Kirsten vanDijk, MyPassionflower

1:30 PM

Fool Proof Roses
Mike & Angie Chute, Owners, Rose Solutions

2:00 PM
Quick, Easy, Healthy: Salads on the Go!
Royston Souvenir, Planted Organics
2:30 PM

The Fourth Agricultural Revolution
Caleb Harper, Principal Investigator and Director of the Open Agriculture Initiative, MIT Media Lab

3:30 PM

Designing Gardens with Peonys
Kathleen Gagan, Owner, Peonys Envy

6:30 PM
Flower Arranging with Alice’s Table
Special Ticketed Workshop – Click here for more info.)


Saturday, March 17


10:30 AM

Top Ten Peony Questions:  Design, Care, Propagation
Kathleen Gagan, Owner, Peonys Envy

11:00 AM
Apple Tree Grafting & Orchard Care
John Bunker, Fedco Seeds

11:30 AM

Native Bees: Our Unsung Pollination Heroes
Tom Sullivan, M.A.L.D., Owner, Pollinators Welcome

12:00 PM
Gluten-Free Cooking from the Garden
Oonagh Williams, Chef

12:30 PM

Niki Jabbour’s Veggie Garden Remix
Niki Jabbour, Garden Writer

1:00 PM
Ikebana
Tomoko Tanaka, Ikebana International

1:30 PM

The History of Apples in New England
John Bunker, Fedco Seeds

2:00 PM
Art in Bloom: Floral Arranging from the MFA’s Signature Celebration of Spring
MFA Associates

2:30 PM

Community Gardens: Past, Present & Future
John Forti, Executive Director, Bedrock Gardens of NH

3:30 PM

Design-Your-Garden Toolkit
Michelle Gervais, Garden Writer


Sunday, March 18


10:30 AM

Landscape Lighting: Tomorrow’s Technology Today
Tony Hurley, Artistic Landscapes

11:00 AM
Early Birds in the Herb Garden: Which Plants Will Thrive in a New England Spring
Betsey Golon, Garden Lecturer

11:30 AM

Grow What You Love: Growing a Food Garden That's Right for You
Emily Murphy, Garden Lecturer

12:30 PM

CitySprouts Youth Gardeners
Jane Hirschi, Executive Director of CitySprouts and students of CitySprouts

1:00 PM
Pet-Safe Indoor Gardening
Sheri Gufstafson, Massachusetts Animal Fund

1:30 PM

7 Essentials of Seed Starting (and the Common Mistakes to Avoid)
Petra Page-Mann, Owner, Fruition Seeds

2:00 PM
Growing Herbs in Unusual Containers
Emily Murphy, Garden Writer

2:30 PM

The 3 Secrets to Creating Breathtaking Garden Photos with Your Camera or Smart Phone
Suzanne Merritt, Author, Artist and Dounder, Curious Soul Photo School

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