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Wednesday, March 22


11:00 AM
Orangic Seed Starting
Paul Split, Garden Lecturer
11:30 AM

Some Like It HOT! New Garden Heroes for Hot Temps & Dry Soil
Andy Ross, Garden Lecturer

12:00 PM
Growing & Using Edible Flowers
Betsy-Ann Golon

12:30 PM

Bringing Honey Bees to Your Garden
Sean Smith, The Best Bees Company

1:00 PM
Introduction to Mushroom Cultivation
John Carver, Mycologist, North Spore

1:30 PM

Organic Edibles From Seed: Plant It. Plant It. Pick It!
Paul Split, Garden Lecturer

2:30 PM

How The Drought Will Impact Gardening in 2017 & What’s Next In Regard to Climate Change
David Epstein, Meteorologist for NPR/WBUR and boston.com

3:00 PM
Urban Beekeeping
Noah Wilson-Rich, The Best Bees Company
3:30 PM

Birdscaping: Home Sweet Habitat
Jana Milbocker & Joan Butler, Enchanted Gardens Design

4:00 PM
Simple Herbal Infusions
Paul Split, Garden Lecturer

Thursday, March 23


11:00 AM
Maple Sugaring
Trish Wesley Umbrell, Farm Administrator, Natick Community Organic Farm
11:30 AM

A Tea Garden in Tivoli: American Garden Design Inspired by the Japanese Way of Tea
Bettina Meuller, Garden Writer

12:00 PM
The Herbal Kitchen
Betsy-Ann Golon, Garden Lecturer
12:30 PM

Extending the Growing Season
Danielle Sherry, Senior Editor, Fine Gardening Magazine

1:00 PM
Introduction to Mushroom Cultivation
John Carver, Mycologist, North Spore
1:30 PM

Nibbling on Natives in Your Backyard & Beyond
Russ Cohen, retired Rivers Advocate for MA Dept. of Fish & Game, Naturalist and Author

2:30 PM

Look Down at the Stars! Superhero Groundcovers
Joanne Neale, Garden Mentor

3:30 PM

Establishing a Home Herb Garden: Where to Plant Them, How to Grow Them and What to Plant When
Kathi Gariepy, Master Gardener, presented by MA Master Gardeners Association

4:30 PM

The Art and Science of Saving Seeds: What Every Gardener Should Know About Preserving Their Garden's Legacy
Barbara Melera, Harvesting History


Friday, March 24


11:00 AM
Eco Friendly Floral Design
Nancy Vargas, Floral Designer, Le Jardin Blanc
11:30 AM

Striking, Uncommon Plants and Awe-Inspiring Design Tips
Kerry Mendez, Garden Writer

12:00 PM
Kitchen Garden Container Design
Ken Greene, Co-Founder, Hudson Valley Seed Library
12:30 PM

Extraordinary Tales from The Greenway
Darrah Cole, Senior Horticulturist & Designer, Greenway Conservancy

1:00 PM
Pruning 101
Joe Biagioni, Arbor Alliance
1:30 PM

Cold Frames
Gretel Anspach, Master Gardener, presented by the MA Master Gardeners Association

2:00 PM
Rose Growing Q & A
Craig Dorschel, Past President, New England Rose Society
2:30 PM

Double Your Pleasure with Perennials Boating Flashy Foliage and Flowers
Kerry Mendez, Garden Writer

3:30 PM

Permaculture Gardening: Learn to Work with Nature to Create an Integrated Ecological Design on Your Landscape
Marie Byrnes, Landscape Historian and Designer


Saturday, March 25


10:30 AM

Garden Design with Peonys
Kathleen Gagan, Owner, Peonys Envy

11:00 AM
Introduction to Mushroom Cultivation
John Carver, Mycologist, North Spore

11:30 AM

Expand Your Bloom with Flowering Trees and Shrubs
Maria von Brincken, principle, Maria von Brincken Landscape Garden Design

12:00 PM
Ikebana
Tomoko Tamaka, Ikebana International
12:30 PM

Growing Food in Urban Settings
Charlie Nardozzi, Garden Writer

1:30 PM

Superheroes of Our New England Foodscapes
John Forti, Director of Horticulture, Massachusetts Horticultural Society

2:00 PM
Art In Bloom: Floral Arranging from the MFA's Signature Celebration of Spring
2:30 PM

Twelve Super Roses Anyone Can Grow
Mike & Angie Chute, Owners, Rose Solutions

3:00 PM
Designing Floral Wreaths and Crowns
John Sexton, Owner, Village Arts & Flowers
3:30 PM

Ecological Landscaping: New Trends in Landscape Design and Management
Michael Talbot, Landscape Designer

4:30 PM

Solar Power for the Home
Regional Managers, Boston Flower Show Sponsor, Solar City


Sunday, March 26


10:00 AM
Building a Recyclable Organic Soil
Christopher Keohane, Owner, Northshore Organics

11:00 AM
Introduction to Mushroom Cultivation
John Carver, Mycologist, North Spore
11:30 AM

Growing Legal Cannabis in Your Indoor Garden
Christopher Keohane, Owner, Northshore Organics

12:00 PM
Getting Started in Bonsai
Teddi Scobi, New England Bonsai Gardens & Bonsai Study Group
12:30 PM

A Camel's Garden: Planning & Planting for Drought
Jen Kettell, Certified Arborist and Horticulturist

1:00 PM
The Benefits of Botanical, Compost and Enzyme Teas
Christopher Keohane, Owner, Northshore Organics
1:30 PM

Superheroes in the Backyard: Let Chickens Do the Work for You!
Khrysti Smyth, The Chickenness, Yard Birds Backyard Chickens

2:00 PM
Bouquets of Happiness
Sue Latimer & Sharon O’Riley, Volunteers, Flower Angels USA
3:00 PM
Pruning 101
Joe Biagioni, Arbor Alliance
3:30 PM

Easy Rose Care
Teresa Mosher, President, New England Rose Society, with booksigning of book and journal, A Year In My Garden

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