2019 WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
Saturday July 13, 2019 from 10 a.m. to noon
Talk About Gardening with Roger Swain
Come talk with Roger Swain, retired host of the PBS television show The Victory Garden, as he shares his gardening wisdom and offers his perspective on our current growing season. This event is a fundraiser for St. Vincent de Paul–Sacred Heart food pantry, so please bring your monetary or non-perishable food donations.
Monday June 17, 2019 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Qi Gong Under the Full Moon at the Farm
Kim Gebro, an integrative yoga, therapy, and meditation specialist, led a Qi Gong class among the flowers in the greenhouse. Well, the moon finally rose as we were driving home, the moonflowers had big buds but not quite open yet, but the experience was incredibly relaxing & meditative with some gentle exercise.
The mosquitoes waited until the end, a hummingbird came in the greenhouse and buzzed over us checking us out in our peaceful states, the songbirds sang, the frogs in the pond croaked and then the birds sang some more and then the spring peepers peeped. We were “in the moment” and we all slept very well that night!
Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 10 a.m. – noon
Edible Container Gardening with Margaret Hagen
Remember this? Our first workshop with Margaret Hagen was held in March in 2011. It was cold & snowy out, but we packed the New Ipswich library! Margaret talked about starting seeds and planting a vegetable garden.
This season we are lucky enough to have Margaret back again to do a Container Gardening workshop. First she will show us some interesting ways to put plants together, then we will have to opportunity to make our own 10” Edible Container Garden. Choose from a selection of early-season, quickly harvested greens –suitable for cut-and-come-again harvesting—and edible flowers.
Margaret Hagen is the former director of the Family, Home & Garden Education Center with UNH Cooperative Extension. For many years she wrote a weekly gardening column for the Nashua Telegraph and also hosted the “Grow it Green” gardening show on WMUR-TV.
Children 12 & under/adult, sharing adult’s container garden, are free.
$20 at the door. Includes the 10″ bowl you plant with edible greens & flowers.
Saturday May 11, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Amherst Garden Club Annual Plant Sale
Amazing Flower Farm will have a booth at the Amherst Garden Club Plant Sale featuring unusual annuals, perennials, herbs, and more! The Plant Sale is held at the Wilkins Elementary School in Amherst, NH. Visit us and support this local endeavor – proceeds from the sale go back to the local community.
Here is the link to the Garden Club’s website: Plant Sale 2019
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Ara Lynn Shared Her Amazing New Plants
On Thursday, April 18 the Concord Garden Club hosted a talk by Ara Lynn, owner of Amazing Flower Farm in New Ipswich, who presented a slide show of exciting new plants for 2019. The slide show was followed by a hands-on workshop on planning one’s own container gardens using some of these plants. Lynn described how Amazing Flower Farm creates their distinctive hanging baskets and patio pots. The workshop was held at the Baker Free Library in Bow, NH, at 509 South St, Bow. The Garden Club meeting ran from 1-3pm. The public was invited.