Workshops

University of Vermont Extension Master Gardener Sandy Paar helped maintain the pollinator garden at North Branch Nature Center in Montpelier this past summer. (photo courtesy of the UVM Extension Master Gardener Program)

University of Vermont Extension Master Gardener Sandy Paar helped maintain the pollinator garden at North Branch Nature Center in Montpelier this past summer. (Photo courtesy of the UVM Extension Master Gardener Program)

Extension Master Gardener Course

http://www.uvm.edu/mastergardener, 802 656-3131

Feb. 7-May 16: Learn the keys to a healthy and sustainable home landscape from your home computer as University of Vermont faculty and other experts provide live, interactive webinars on gardening in Vermont. This 13-week, non-credit course covers a wide variety of horticultural topics: fruit and vegetable production, flower gardening, botany basics, plant pests, soil fertility, disease management, healthy lawns, invasive-plant control, and introduction to home landscaping. Registration accepted by credit card or by phone. Registration form is available on the website if paying by check.

Contractors Workshop

The Stone Trust, 707 Kipling Rd., Dummerston

http://www.thestonetrust.org, 802 490-9607

March 31: Perfect for the landscape contractor interested in starting to build dry stone walls or in expanding that line of work. In addition to the hands-on building of a wall, there will be discussions of good work practices, pricing walls, and proper foundations. Workshop levels: 1 and 2. Up To 20 participants with two certified instructors. Indoors and open to all. $273.

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