Events & Classes

UPCOMING EVENTS


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GENERAL GUIDELINES

If an event does not have a fee or an attendee limit specified, there is no need to register.
Just show up a 15 minutes before the start of the event to be sure that you get a seat under our teaching tent.

Our Garden Walks are held in our Demonstration Gardens. Please dress for walking on uneven ground and be sure to bring a hat and sunscreen or other appropriate weather gear.

 

Please CLICK HERE to view/print our April-May 2019 Events Flyer.


 

Monday, April 22nd  is EARTH DAY

In honor of Earth Day, we will be celebrating with Have a Happy Habitat Week from April 22nd through April 28th .

 

Thursday, April 25th  Natureworks will start staying open until 7 pm on Thursday evenings thru the end of June.

 

Saturday, April 27th, 2019

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Get Buzzed!

To celebrate Earth Day and to enhance your Happy Habitat, Nancy will explain which plants you should include in your yard to help feed our precious pollinators. Pollinators are declining and, as organic gardeners, WE can help. Nancy will also talk about various design techniques to include pollinator plants in the landscape and in containers. She will plant up a pollinator pot and raffle it off at the end of the workshop.

9am-3pm

Make an Earth Day Happy Habitat Seedball

Attention Kids! Join the Natureworks staff and make a pollinator Earth seedball to take home and plant!

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Get Ready for the Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds migrate and start arriving in CT around the first of May. Join Natureworker Suzanne Hauselt for an informative talk on what to plant to attract them to your yard and invite them to nest there. She will also discuss hummingbird feeders and types of nectar to use in them.

 

 

Sunday, April 28th, 2019

10:00 am – 10:45 am

Fun Veggies for Kids

Bring your kids along to this interactive workshop for families and school gardeners. We will look at some colorful varieties of vegetables that kids love to eat. We will touch and smell different herbs and look at the seeds that turn into our favorite vegetables!

FREE, Registration required. Call 203-484-2748 to get on the list-Limit 15

 

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

How to Make your Yard into a Certified Wildlife Habitat

Diane St. John will go over the steps to getting your yard certified as an official wildlife habitat.

Go through the steps and watch your Happy Habitat grow!

FREE, handouts will be provided.

 

 

MAY 2019

Saturday and Sunday, May 4th and 5th

Natureworks will have a vendor booth at the Hill-Stead Museum May Market in Farmington.

 

Saturday, May 4th, 2019

All Day

Sunflower Planting for Kids

Walk in and join us as we help to make this the most “sunflowery” area of the state of Connecticut! Free sunflower seeds, soil and pots available to all kids coming into the shop during this one day event. 1 pot per child please.

 

Sunday, May 5th, 2019

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Introduction to Native Plants

Have you heard talk of native plants and wonder what the fuss is all about? Or do you know why they are important and just need to know which ones to plant? This workshop will explain the function of native plants in our ecosystem and introduce you to some varieties and combinations for various soils and locations.  FREE

 

Sunday, May 12th, 2019

All Day

Mother’s Day

Bring your Mom, Aunt, Grandmother or any special woman in your life to Natureworks and stroll our beautiful gardens on Mother’s Day. Purchase a gift certificate in advance and we will have it ready to present to her when you arrive. Use our potting bench and pot up a container garden for your mom or let us plant one for you both.

 

Saturday, May 18th, 2019

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Answer NAN will be at Natureworks from 9-4

Nancy will be in our Incredible Edibles Information Booth to answer any of your questions about veggies, herbs, berries…anything edible! This booth will be located right in the heart of our Incredible Edibles department. Come and ask, you will learn from a passionate grower of organic food!

 

Sunday, May 19th, 2019

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Answer (wo)MAN will be at Natureworks from 9-4

Because Nancy doesn’t work on Sundays, various Natureworkers will be in our new Information Booth to answer any of your questions about veggies, herbs, berries…anything edible! This booth will

be located right in the heart of our Incredible Edibles department.

 

Thursday , May 23rd, 2019

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Vegetable Gardening 101

Want to grow your own food but unsure where to start? In this workshop, you’ll learn what vegetables are great for first time gardeners and how to grow and harvest them. Bring your questions!  FREE

 

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Veggie Love: Make a Plan with Nan

Memorial Day weekend is traditionally the weekend to plant your tomato plants and put in your veggie garden. Even though we teach our customers to start planting in April and continue into the fall, we understand that THIS is the weekend for many of you. Before you plant, get a PLAN! Nancy will explain crop rotation, succession planting, and a LOT more. She will share close to four decades of food growing experience. This is your chance to get organized and have the best garden ever!

 

 

Sunday, May 26th, 2019

10:00 am and 1:00 pm

Tomato Planting Demonstration

Celebrate the traditional tomato-planting weekend by learning tips and tricks for growing tomatoes. Eliza will plant a tomato in a pot and share tips for growing tomatoes and other veggies. Learn about succession planting, companion planting, and when to plant different types of vegetables.

FREE

 

 

Natureworks is CLOSED  Monday, May 27th, 2019 Memorial Day

 

 

 



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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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Duo Dickinson, host of Home Page…Growing at Home interviews 3 visionaries: Garden designers,  Lucy Van Liew, Anne Christie and  our own Nancy DuBrule-Clemente

Listen to the May 25, 2017 broadcast, now available in their archives

http://archives.wpkn.org/bookmarks/listen/185537/home-page-duo-dickinson

 

Read more about Duo and these garden designers by visiting

https://savedbydesign.wordpress.com/2017/05/23/growing-at-home/

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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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Did you know the September 2017 recording, photos and article

Tagged And Tracked: Monarch Butterflies Set Out From Connecticut To Mexico

by Patrick Skahil is available on the WNPR website? 

http://wnpr.org/post/tagged-and-tracked-monarch-butterflies-set-out-connecticut-mexico

When on the page, be sure to click the icon to listen to the 1 minute 50 second recorded interview with Diane and Jillian.

 

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