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Saturday classes

Saturday April 1, 9:30 a.m.
Brewing Up a Garden
Ben Valentine, Valentine Family Farm – speaker at the Boro Garden Party
Choosing and growing hops and other plants that are used in the brewing process will be presented by Ben Valentine. Ben is a member of the Mid-State Brew Crew and has brewed “La Fortune” commercially at Bearded Iris Brewing in Nashville. Brew kits for planting your own “brew” garden will be available for purchase.

Saturday April 1, 11:00 a.m
Collecting and Using FREE Water
RC Master Gardener Presentation – speaker at the Boro Garden Party
Linda Lindquist, Rebecca Cowan and Edwina Shannon will be present a practical and efficient use of water, both as a money saver and an environmental responsibility. The talk will include watering your property efficiently, collecting rain in barrels and cisterns, drip irrigation and installing rain gardens. Both slides and an optional walk through the demo gardens will show these ideas at work.

Saturday April 1, 12:30 p.m.
Success with Container Gardening
Loraine Sutton, M & L Greenhouse – speaker at the Boro Garden Party
If you are growing flower baskets, hanging baskets, vegetables in pots or a potted herb garden, you need to prepare it for success. Loraine Sutton will show the details for beautiful plants grown in containers with this class in container preparation and choosing the right soil mixture and nutrients. Loraine speaks to groups and offers classes at her greenhouse.

Saturday April 1, 2:00 p.m.
Plants for Winter Interest
Jeff Harvey, Dirt Dawg Nursery – speaker at the Boro Garden Party
Include the winter season in your garden plans. Jeff Harvey will discuss planting for winter color and architectural interest in the dormant season. The care and culture of evergreens as well as ideas for companion summer plants will be part of the slideshow.



Friday classes

Friday, March 31, 10 a.m.
Oaklands Mansion: Historic Plantings at the Maney Spring and the Arboretum
Connor Moss, Master Gardener Curator – speaker at the Boro Garden Party
The grounds of the historic plantings  the Oaklands Mansion are home to historic plantings that have stories attached to their years of growth. Join Connor Moss will give a slide show of the Mansion property, including the Maney Spring and the recently recognized Oaklands Arboretum. Tickets to the Boro Garden Party, including Connor's presentation, that are purchased at the Oaklands Mansion Gift Shop are a donation to the Garden and Grounds Fundraiser for the Oaklands Mansion property.

Friday, March 31, 11:30 a.m.
Eating Your Colors through the Seasons
Megan Fraley, health coach – speaker at the Boro Garden Party

The importance of growing your own produce from seeds and why some varieties should be selected over others will start the talk by health coach Megan Fraley. The importance of eating for the season, eating your colors and what that means nutritionally, assessing the nutrition of the produce and how to maintain the nutrition in cooking will be in the presentation.

Friday, March 31, 12:30 p.m.
Plants for Winter Interest
Jeff Harvey, Dirt Dawg Nursery - speaker at the Boro Garden Party
​Include the winter season in your garden plans. Jeff Harvey will discuss planting for winter color and architectural interest in the dormant season. The care and culture of evergreens as well as ideas for companion summer plants will be part of the slideshow.


Class Schedule

Garden Party Classes are included with ticketed admission and limited to the first 40 people on a first come basis.

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