Gardening Series Starts May 8



ELLSWORTH — Woodlawn, in partnership with The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program, is offernig a series of seven workshops by Master Gardener volunteers.

 

The first workshop is scheduled for Saturday, May 8, from 9 to 10 a.m. The topic is “Blue Orchard Bees and Native Pollinators.”

Master Gardener volunteer Theresa Guethler will teach participants how to attract native pollinators to their gardens. The workshop will include displays of handmade “homes” to provide shelter for these important pollinators.

A session on “Lasagna Gardens” is scheduled for Saturday, May 22, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Master Gardener volunteer Martha Goss will show how to create a garden bed on top of your ground, using thick newspaper or cardboard to smother the grass and layers of compostable material to create a raised bed to plant now or let cook for next season.

The series continues on May 29, June 12, July 17 and Aug. 28.

The series is free, but donations are appreciated.

All workshops will be held at Woodlawn.

Although reservations are not required, they are appreciated. Contact Woodlawn at 667-8671 or [email protected] to reserve a seat.

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