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Thursday Night at the Hort

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In this annual lecture series, a different expert each week will offer a presentation sure to please the armchair gardener to the Master Gardener. Topics range across the horticultural spectrum from soil to seeds to gardens and everything associated with them.

Preparing Your Soil

 

When: Thursday April 20, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Where: The Gardens at Elm Bank - Parkman Room

It takes great soil to make a great garden and a great gardener. Improving your soil before you begins, making compost and following good gardening practices to keep your soil healthy and your garden thriving.

Gretel Anspach is a Lifetime Master Gardener with the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association, a Trustee of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, and a recently-retired systems engineer for Raytheon. Gretel helped to establish and maintain two food production gardens that have provided fresh produce to the Marlboro Food Pantry for the last eight years. Gretel considers her gardening interests to be eclectic, which is to say she know a little about a lot of different areas, but not too much about any one thing in particular.

Member Cost: $12
Non Member Cost $20

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Preparing the Garden for Spring and Summer

 

 

 

When: Thursday April 27, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Where: The Gardens at Elm Bank - Parkman Room

Spring is a busy time of year and often essential chorse get lost in the craziness. In this talk, Charlie Nardozzi will walk us through, step by step, plant by plant, the various gardening chores that should be done and how to do them. From pruning to dividing, planting to lawn care, Charlie will make sure you have a list of tasks to take home.

 

His latest book, New England Month by Month Gardening, released in 2016, will be on hand for sales and signing. 

Charlie Nardozzi is a nationally recognized garden writer, speaker, radio, and television personality. He has worked for more than 25 years bringing expert gardening information to home gardeners through radio, television, talks, tours, on-line, and the printed page. Charlie delights in making gardening information simple, easy, fun and accessible to everyone. Learn more about Charlie at www.GardeningWithCharlie.com.

Member Cost: $12
Non Member Cost $20

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For more information

Contact: Katie Folts, Education Coordinator, 617-933-4973, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About the Massachusetts Horticultural Society

Mass Hort logo newFounded in 1829, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society is dedicated to encouraging the science and practice of horticulture and developing the public's enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of plants and the environment.

2017 Calendar & Courses

2017 Calendar and Courses

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Mass Hort Classes & Events

Tue Mar 28 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
Fundamentals of Landscape Design Spring 2017
Sat Apr 08 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Fundamentals of Landscape Design Spring 2017
Tue Apr 11 @ 1:30PM - 03:00PM
Plants go to War
Thu Apr 13 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Pleaching, Pollarding, Coppicing and Practices of Pruning
Tue Apr 18 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
Fundamentals of Landscape Design Spring 2017
Thu Apr 20 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Preparing Your Soil
Sat Apr 22 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Seed Starting Workshop
Tue Apr 25 @ 1:30PM - 03:00PM
Bees in Springtime
Thu Apr 27 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Preparing the Garden for Spring and Summer