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All About Terrariums

When you need nature close by, houseplants are the answer. With the aid of a terrarium, you can host nature almost anywhere. In addition, terrariums can be the ideal venue to bring nature into children’s lives. These “small worlds” introduce beauty, botany, whimsy, sophistication, and sparkle into any decor. Not only will we share all sorts of recycling ideas for enlisting everything from vases to cake stands, fishbowls, lemonade pitchers, cookie jars, etc. for growing plants and showcasing nature, but recommendations for plant selection, care, and maintenance will be shared. This lecture demonstrates precisely how to work with glass enclosures of all types to incorporate green into your life, no matter how busy your schedule might be.

Place: Silver Educational Center
Instructor: Tovah Martin
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Cost: $50 for non Master Gardeners

Instructor Bio:

Tovah Martin is a perennial, heirloom, vegetable and cottage gardener of fanatical proportions, and is accredited with the Northeast Organic Farming Association as an Organic Land Care Professional. The Unexpected Houseplant, The New Terrarium, and The Indestructible Houseplant are her newest publications, adding to more than a dozen others. Her articles appear in a broad range of magazines and periodicals. She is a frequent guest on the PBS series Cultivating Life, and a repeat guest on the CBS Sunday Early Show. Tovah received The Garden Club of America’s medal for outstanding literary achievement in 2010. In 2013, she received the Gustav Mehlquist Award -- the highest honor bestowed by the Connecticut Horticultural Society. You can check out Tovah’s website at

Earlier Event: November 29
Volunteer Orientation
Later Event: January 7
Nat Connacher Art Exhibit