Registration now open.
Fall Gardening Know-How Series
Four 1-1/2 hour ONLINE sessions
One weeknight per week for 4 weeks
Wednesday evenings, 7:00-8:30 PM
August 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2023
Knowing HOW-TO is important in the short-term. But gardening KNOW-HOW is forever! The growing season will be over before you know it, but there's always plenty to do in the garden to get ready for next year. What fall tasks do you need help with? If you've got the time, we can teach you how to DIY successfully.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: The Know-How Series is designed for home gardeners of all levels of experience. Lecturers are senior Massachusetts Master Gardeners. Handouts are provided for most sessions, and there will be plenty of time for live Q&A with the speakers.
At the MMGA, we love to talk about gardening and horticulture. But we also like to listen. We’ve selected four timely late summer/ early fall topics based on countless discussions with home gardeners to create our four-week Fall Gardening Know-How Series.
Growing and Forcing Spring Bulbs: For a vibrant garden next spring, learn how to choose and plant bulbs. And for a glorious winter display, learn the trick to forcing bulbs indoors.
Caring for Your Garden in Fall and Winter: Learn the newest science on putting your garden to bed for the winter, including what can be divided, pruned, cut down and mulched, as well as how to care for your soil (the foundation for next year’s garden).
Overwintering Tender Treasures: Give your tender plants a winter staycation. Learn which plants you can overwinter indoors as well as how to care for them, including storing bulbs and rhizomes.
Growing Lawns and Lawn Alternatives: Hear from an expert on how to establish a new lawn or rejuvenate an existing one, including proper fertilization, mowing and pest treatment. Or consider replacing it with alternatives that might need less care and resources.
FALL KNOW-HOW SERIES PRESENTERS are senior Massachusetts Master Gardeners (MGs) who are passionate subject matter experts and trained speakers.
Gretel Anspach – A Master Gardener since 1998, Gretel is a retired engineer with a passion for both the art and the science of gardening. A sought-after MMGA Speakers Bureau presenter, her repertoire includes a wide range of practical topics. She is also the volunteer manager of a food pantry garden in Marlborough.
Tony Bonanno has been a Massachusetts Master Gardener since 2007. He designed, built, and oversees the Victory Gardens at the Veterans Community Health Care Center, Lowell, and is the horticulture leader for the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Concord’s outreach program. Tony also chairs the Topsfield Fair Home Garden Committee.
Kathi Gariepy is a Lifetime Massachusetts Master Gardener and a former special needs preschool and kindergarten teacher. Kathi has worked as lead teacher for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, education coordinator for MassAudubon and studied landscape design at Rhode Island School of Design. She is also the recipient of the MMGA’s Lifetime Achievement Award (the Golden Trowel) and the MHS Silver Medal. Kathi is currently the chair of the Attleboro Conservation Commission.
COST: The cost of the four-lecture Fall Gardening Know-How Series is $60.00, payable online by credit/debit card or PayPal. Classes are not available individually. Price includes a number of handouts and live Q&A time with speakers.
The planning prep you do this fall can make-or-break your 2024 garden.
Join us for the MMGA’s Fall Gardening Know-How Series, August 9-30, 2023.
To ensure everyone has a great educational experience, space is limited. Registration closes once we are full or 5:00 PM, Saturday, August 5, 2023. Refunds for series cancellations must be requested by Saturday, August 5, 2023. Refunds not available for individual missed classes.
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Or email us at KnowHow@MassMasterGardeners.org
Looking for more in-depth gardening/horticultural education? Consider our 10-week Home Gardener Boot Camp Program. Registration opening in the fall.
The Gardening Know-How Series was formerly called the Home Gardening Webinar Series.