Master Gardeners to Hold Fall Gardening Series
The Spring Gardening Series was so popular that the Windham County Extension Master Gardeners are back with a new line-up of interesting garden topics, hosted by The Meeting Place at Neighborhood Connections, located at 5700 Route 100 in Londonderry.
The series begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 9, and continues each Tuesday until the end of the month. On September 9, Marie Caduto, watershed coordinator for ANR/Department of Environmental Conservation will discuss rain gardens – a beautiful landscape feature designed to collect and filter storm water run-off before it travels downstream and pollutes streams, ponds, rivers and lakes.
On September 16, Bob Butler Little Tree, Master Gardener, a certified tree steward and Vermont Forest pest first detector, will talk about creating balance in our neighborhoods. Little Tree, a citizen of the Pootatuck Band of the Paugussett Nation, will introduce us to the plants, fungi, insects and animals beneficial to biodiversity. He will then discuss invasive plants and insects, and explain why it is important to consider replacing them with native plants.
On Tuesday, September 2, Master Gardener and mindfulness meditation teacher Cheryl Wilfong returns to discuss ‘Mindfulness in the Garden.’ Offering a rich bouquet of Buddha’s teachings, she will invite attendees to stroll through their gardens, focusing on the joy they bring.
The end of summer presents both challenges and opportunities in the vegetable garden. On September 30, University of Vermont Extension Master Gardener Steve Squires will discuss cover crops, fall planting, mulching the winter bed, and weed and insect control in ‘Putting the Vegetable Garden to Bed.’
There is no charge for this series, but space is limited. If you are interested in attending any or all of the workshops, call 802-824-4343 to reserve your seat.
Neighborhood Connections is a community-based non-profit social services agency serving individuals and families in the area mountain towns of south-central Vermont. We respond to community-identified needs with particular emphasis on those most vulnerable, and offer a range of social services and health-related programs, working first with resources already existing in our local communities.
Check out our website at neighborhoodconnectionsvt.org to find out more.