Tuesdays, January 23, 2018 – February 13, 2018, 6:00 PM-9:15 PM
Member $100, Non-member $120 (includes learning materials)
Instructors: Trained Forestry and Horticultural Professionals
To complete this program, participants must commit to at least 20 hours of volunteer time in the urban forest of Worcester or at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, as well as organize one pruning outing project to demonstrate leadership.
Learn the skills essential to urban and community forestry and become tree stewards in your community. Topics covered will include basic pruning techniques and safety, tree identification and biology, proper tree planting and establishment care, tree pests and diseases, tree health assessment and urban soil challenges.
Join friends and fellow garden members reading and discussing a thought provoking, award-winning book, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben during our 2018 community read. We also plan a series of tree walks, lectures and other events with the Worcester Tree Initiative.
Learn more about the book and related events at the kickoff. Copies of the book are available in the Library and The Garden Shop.
Presenter: Kerry Mendez, author of The Budget-Wise Gardener
Get the inside scoop on nailing the best deals and having it all: selecting plants that give you the most bang for your buck, timing your purchases to take advantage of deep discounts and giveaways, finding treasures at plant, bulb and seed swaps – and much more.
Leader: Betsy Williams & Kathy Bell, Tower Hill Librarian
Have you ever wondered what plants grew outside the door of your old houseand why? Spend the morning delving into plant and garden history, and learn the best resources to research and find those plants today.
Urban gardening is about growing food and ornamentals in small spaces. Whether you have a huge yard without the time or desire to tend it all, or an apartment with no outdoor space at all, this comprehensive talk will give you tips and techniques to start and maintain a garden you can call your own.
Trees matter. Thats the simple but powerful message author Peter Wohlleben makes in his book The Hidden Life of Trees. Dont miss Peters terrific photographic presentation and the chance to ask questions and get your book signed.
Master Gardener Training Class Massachusetts Master Gardener Association (mmga)
The 2017 MMGA Master Gardener Training Class will begin in April and run through October. For more information & registration: massmastergardeners.org.