Gardening workshops and more at our open house on May 5

Our open house on Saturday, May 5th, is going to be a great event for anyone who likes to garden or have a nice looking yard. We have three free workshops and a tasty sampling event planned.

At 10 am join Kyle and Wes for “Bugs and Insects You Should Love: Pollinators & Beneficials”. This free workshop will explore the often overlooked but vitally important role of pollinators and insects at the farm and in your home garden. As part of this workshop we’ll be walking in our fields, so wear sturdy shoes or boots that you don’t mind getting muddy.

At 12 pm Sue will be sharing tips on planning and caring for container gardens so your porch, patio, deck or window boxes will look great throughout the summer. 

We will also be hosting a special free workshop on organic lawn care. Peter Bottomley, from the company Coast of Maine, will be speaking about how weeds and insects can give you clues about soil health and organic ways to have a healthier lawn.

In addition to these scheduled workshops, Kelly McAdam, from the University of New Hampshire’s Cooperative Extension, will be at the farm to answer gardening related questions from 10 am to 2 pm. Peter from Coast of Maine will also be available to answer your questions throughout the day.

From 10 am to 2 pm enjoy sampling items from our farm kitchen and bakery and speak with people from several of the local businesses and small food producers we partner with. Everett Bailey, a master maker of Shaker brooms, will also be demonstrating how he makes his brooms.

Our garden center will be open throughout the day. Our knowledgeable staff will be available to answer questions about the many flowers and early season vegetable plants we are growing for your home gardens and window boxes.

With the first 50 purchases of the day we will be giving away the $5 in “bonus bucks”, good towards a purchase during a future visit.

Garden center perennials Visit our garden center for perennials, fruit trees, and flowering shrubs that will work well in your yard.
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