Join us for an informative Backyard Gardening Series.  A fantastic way for beginner gardeners to gain valuable knowledge to get ready for gardening! Please click our pre-registration form. Walk in are also welcome.

 

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All About Weeds - March 1st

Location: Silver Education Center
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cost: Non-Member $30 and Member $20

As the spring and summer months approach, gardeners can expect weeds of all kinds to emerge from the soil to distract from the beauty of their gardens and landscapes. 

Master Gardener Peter Russell will discuss the undesirable qualities of weeds, their lifecycles, and reproductive strategies. He will show you how to identify the weeds typically found in the local landscape, some practical suggestions to address the four keys to weed control including weed composting considerations. Learn More.


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Vegetable Gardening - March 15th 

Location: Silver Educational Center
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Cost: Non-Member $30 and Member $20

Join us and learn how to plan your vegetable garden. In this class our instructor, Eve Mauger will discuss the best vegetables for home gardens in this area, along with tips for a successful home garden, starting with the first peas traditionally planted on St. Patrick’s Day to the last garlic planting in November. Learn More.


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Creating Monarch Habitats - March 22nd

Location: Silver Educational Center at the Bartlett Arboretum
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Cost: $30 Non-Member and $20 Member

Come learn how to create pollinator gardens for these incredible insects and providing them with much-needed nectar forage.  A fantastic way for beginner gardeners to gain valuable knowledge to get ready for gardening! Learn more.

 


Spring Foraging: Edible Plants and Fungi - March 29th

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Location: Silver Educational Center
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Cost: $40 Non-Member and $30 Member

As the warmer temperatures and longer days of spring unfold, many tender, young edible shoots, plants, flowers, and even a few fungi awaken a forager’s senses and delight. Learn how to identify, sustainably harvest, and prepare the wild foods of spring, from invasive bamboo shoots to the lemony tang of fresh wood sorrel, including some of the early edible fungi of the season. Join The 3 Foragers as they discuss the edible plants and fungi of spring, with their original photos and recipe ideas featured in an educational slideshow. Learn More.