All-Seasons Garden Workshops in Wells
Associated People Nik Charov
WELLS, Maine, April 17, 2014 — Gardeners are always striving to get more flowers and vegetables from their gardens without making lots of extra work for themselves. Learning tricks and techniques for increasing yields and reducing labor can reap big dividends at harvest time, so UMaine Extension Master Gardeners of York County and the Wells Reserve at Laudholm are offering workshops this spring and summer to help local gardeners get more for less.
“Master gardener volunteers are eager to share tips with York County residents who are trying to get the best out of their gardens,” said Frank Wertheim of the UMaine Cooperative Extension office.
All-Seasons Garden workshops kick off with “Starting a Kitchen Garden” on May 10 and continue with four more helpful sessions scattered throughout the growing season. Each two-hour, hands-on workshop costs $7 ($5 for members of Laudholm Trust). See wellsreserve.org/garden for details and to register in advance for each workshop.
Nik Charov of the Wells Reserve at Laudholm said the public is welcome to explore two unique demonstration gardens at the reserve. The Native Plant Garden features dozens of perennial flowers and shrubs that occur naturally in Maine, while the All-Seasons Garden is a test bed for rotational and companion plantings and advanced composting techniques.
The Wells Reserve, at 342 Laudholm Farm Road, is open every day from 7 am to sunset. For more information, visit wellsreserve.org or call 207-646-1555.
- TBD: Starting a Kitchen Garden
- June 5: Buried Treasure: Soil + Compost
- July 20: What is Yardscaping?
- August 22: Hoop Houses and All-Season Gardening
- TBD: Saving Seed for Heirloom Plantings
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- Download photo: A master gardener volunteer demonstrates how to build a hoop house during a 2013 workshop in the All-Seasons Garden at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm. Another hoop house workshop is coming in August.