Events

  2017 EVENTS

 

Saturday Morning Garden Walks run April through the end of October. These are FREE and you don’t have to pre-register, just show up. Many are themed, some are what we call “Back to Basics” which are unscripted rambles through our demonstration gardens.

Some Saturdays we invite guest speakers to join us which makes it even more fun.

Unless otherwise noted all events at Natureworks are free of charge. No pre-registration is needed, just show up!

 

 

Although every day is Earth Day at Natureworks, we spend the week of the Earth Day holiday celebrating! Keep an eye out for the first of our facebook live video series which we’ll kick off with our Earth Day story and other organic gardening tips and tricks.

 

Thursday, April 20th – Facebook Live Thursdays!

Open ‘til 7

Catch us filming (and maybe get roped into the video) at the shop which is now open until 7 on Thursdays, or tune in on Facebook for a fun and informational video! Visit our Facebook page for more info!

FREE

 

Friday April 21st Pollinator Hero Planting

All day long we’ll have cowpots, soil and some of our favorite pollinator seeds for children to come by and plant up their very own Pollinator Hero Cow Pot!

FREE

 

Earth Day Weekend!

Saturday, April 22nd What’s On, with Nancy…

10:00 – 11 am        

The gardening industry is abuzz with seminars on the ecological role of plants in the landscape. Books such as Planting in a Post Wild World and The Garden Revolution explain in great detail how to better understand the ecology of your property and manage plant communities. Nancy will offer a simplified explanation of the very important movement and help you to apply it to your own yard. Don’t miss this!

FREE

 

Saturday, April 22nd  – Plant a Potato Smart Pot

1:00-2:00 pm

Pull up a chair and plant a potato smart pot with us. Fee includes an entire bag of potatoes to fill a 15 gallon smart pot (and probably a few extra), organic soil and 15-gallon smart pot. We’ll give you everything you need to know to grow the happiest, healthiest potatoes you’ve ever grown (in a container!).

Pre-registration required. Fee: $30  – Register Here

 

 

Sunday, April 23rd  Enjoy an Organic Lawn and a Mini Meadow, too!

1-2pm

Join the organic land care movement and grow a healthy lawn for you, your family and pets. Join Natureworks store manager Diane St. John and learn how to have a beautiful organic lawn. If you have one, bring your soil test for interpretation. (if you don’t have a soil test, stop in and ask us how to take one too!) She will also introduce the idea of a “mini-meadow” and explain how simply allowing the grass to grow it can eventually become a beautiful, sunny little meadow in an area of your existing lawn!

FREE

Friday night, April 28th   CT Horticultural Society Spring Auction

7:15 pm

Bethany Covenant Church at 785 Mill Street Berlin CT.

Nancy will once again be an auctioneer at this fun event. Bid on a wide array of rare and unusual plants while learning from some of the biggest plant geeks in CT all about why they are so special! You will understand why some of the coolest plants in Nancy’s home garden came from this auction!  All proceeds go to the CHS Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships to horticulture students. (Nancy was a recipient back in the 70’s and look where it got her….)

 

 

Saturday, April 29th   Wickedly Wonderful Wildflowers and Native Plants for your Spring Garden

10-11 am

Fresh from the CHS Auction the night before, a tired but happy Nancy will share with you her love of the very special wildflowers and native plants that YOU can add to your shady beds. Of course, all of our wildflowers are nursery propagated.

 

 

**Late April and early May is prime time for spring ephemerals and native wildflowers. **

 

 

Sunday, April 30th  Raised Bed Gardening with Sue Lavalle from Coast of Maine

1-2pm

Sue Lavallee is an invaluable resource from Coast of Maine (Our favorite organic compost company) who will guide everyone on how to create a raised bed garden from A-Z. Everything from pre-planning to building materials, calculating soil amounts and fertilizing guidelines, this class is the whole package. With Sue’s help, you will know everything there is to know about how to have a successful raised bed garden. Sue started with Coast of Maine in 2013, and has been in the horticultural industry since the mid-eighties, we value her education so much!

Free

 

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LISTEN IN

Garden Talk airs Saturdays on WTIC AM  12:00-2:00 pm.

To listen live or to replay the archived Garden Talk shows on your computer or other device,
http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/audio/garden-talk/

You can also listen live on radio.com,
http://player.radio.com/listen/station/1080-wtic-newstalk

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You’ll find internet radio for lower Connecticut River Valley on
http://www.icrvradio.com/
You can click the button near LIVE AUDIO STREAM or download their app!

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…DURING THE GROWING SEASON

Make a Fairy Garden for the Natureworks Fairies:   We have had such a great response to our fairy festivals that we have decided to keep a pile of natural materials in a wooden crate for you to make fairy gardens whenever you come to visit! Surprise us with your creativity and make our magical garden fairies happy at the same time.

 

Unless otherwise noted all events at Natureworks are free of charge. No pre-registration is needed, just show up!