Gardening wisdom, available now

One of the fun parts about being a Master Gardener is being asked to spout off deliver workshops for less experienced gardeners.  I’ve got a couple of gigs on the horizon, and I’d love to meet my Maine readers, so if you are in the area, stop in and say hello!  The first up is a talk on seed starting this Saturday at Longfellow’s Greenhouses in Manchester.   Dave Handley of the U Maine Cooperative Extension Service is speaking in the morning at 10 about growing blueberries.  Dave is the Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist at the Extension’s nearby research facility, Highmoor Farm in Monmouth.  My talk will be in the afternoon at 1 pm.  Please do say hello if you happen by.

On Saturday March 16 I’ll be speaking at Rural Living Day.  The event is sponsored by the Waldo County Office of the U Maine Extension, and is a fundraiser for scholarships for a scholarship for a graduating Senior from Waldo County.  The workshops cover a variety of topics of interest to those of us living the good life in rural Maine, including cheesemaking, composting, permaculture, seed-saving/open-pollinated seed, growing great garlic and more.  I’ll be talking more about my ongoing project of tracking the economic value of my garden.  There is more than 1 workshop in each session I want to attend, so clearly the day is packed with great learning opportunities, and there will be a locally sourced lunch!  I hope to see some of my Maine readers there, it should be a good day.

I’m doing one more session at Waterville Adult Education with my MG professor, Caragh Fitzgerald on extending the seasons on April 9.  I’m not sure how to register for that but if you are interested leave me a comment and I’ll get the scoop.

 

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6 Responses to “Gardening wisdom, available now”

  1. Laurie Graves Says:

    Ali, I’m not sure if I’ll be able to make it to Longfellow’s on Saturday, but you are probably 7 miles from where I live. What are you doing afterward? Any chance you could come over for tea and a chat when you are done your presentation?

  2. Jennifer Fisk Says:

    I would love to go to the Rural Living Day but I have search and rescue dog training in Columbia that day. Sorry I’ll be missing your presentation.

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