Join Master Gardener Barry Avery as he teaches an encore series on “Beginner Vegetable Gardening.” Classes will be held at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury. There will be three two-hour sessions, March 3, 10 and 17, with a ‘snow date’ of March 24.
Featuring Diane St. John of Natureworks Saturday, August 26, 10 a.m. to noon at Natureworks in Northford Natureworks raised and released over 700 monarch butterflies from eggs and caterpillars collected in their organic gardens in 2016. Their work continues in 2017. Join Diane St. John to learn how this is accomplished. The life cycle of […]
Although the day was a scorcher, there were a couple of dozen who braved the temps to listen to Nancy Ballek Mckinnon and Nancy DuBrule-Clemente eagerly discuss all the possible ways to keep the growing season going well into and through the fall. Luckily the shade provided a respite as the conversation between these two […]
C.L. Fornari’s Entertaining People, Pollinators and Birds Workshop is a Hit! Members were treated to a spectacular day at the June 15th workshop with C.L.Fornari, that evening’s speaker. Lynn Cavo’s meticulous Farmington garden was the setting and you couldn’t have asked for better weather. Huge thanks to Lynn and her family for preparing her garden […]
CHS Garden Tool Basics Workshop The tools all gardeners should own and how to care for them There was standing-room-only at the CHS Education Committee Garden Tool Workshop that was led by Kevin Wilcox, CHS member and experienced nurseryman. View the slideshow to see what went on! It should also be mentioned that a newer-member […]
The CHS holiday Make-a-Wreath workshop held on Monday, November 21st at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wethersfield was a great way to kick off the holiday season. With the guidance of Nancy DuBrule-Clemente from Natureworks in Northford, participants turned piles of naturally scented evergreens and colorful berries into festive holiday wreaths. Everyone’s wreath turned out beautifully and the hall was […]
Set time aside for a mid-summer afternoon conversation with Nancy Ballek McKinnon on Unusual Plants for the Late-Summer Garden. We’ll meet at Ballek’s Garden Center and have time to shop the Farmer’s Market from 4-6 p.m., hear about the out-of-the-ordinary annuals and perennials that Nancy’s garden can’t be without, and enjoy a light bite. Although free to CHS […]