Register for the 2018 Spring Gardening School

Join us for Suffolk County’s annual Spring Gardening School on Saturday, April 14, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Organized by Master Gardener Volunteers for the last 36 years, this beloved event kicks off the growing season for hundreds of gardeners who gather together for a day of learning and fun.

Spring Gardening School 2018 will be held at the Riverhead Middle School in Riverhead, NY. All classes are taught by Master Gardener Volunteers and Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators. The day consists of workshops held during three sessions and offers classes for beginners to advanced gardeners. This year a keynote address on “The High Line: Lessons for Your Garden” will be presented by Roxanne Zimmer Ph.D., Master Gardener Volunteer from Peconic.

You can sign up for such classes as School & Community Gardens 101, Gardening in Deer Country, Edible Landscaping, Gardening in Small Spaces, and many, many more. This year, you can choose to create hands-on take home projects such as Botanic Art (see project below), Nature’s Colors in Your Hands (plant dyes), Make & Bake Herb Bread & Butter, Floral Arranging, and The Art of Bonsai.

The fee to attend is $65 per person ($60 early bird, before March 1st), which includes free soil pH testing, a plant diagnostic clinic, gardening exhibits, and an early plant sale from some of the finest nurseries on Long Island; continental breakfast, delicious boxed lunch, raffles, and door prizes. Preregistration is mandatory; first come is first served.

Classes fill quickly! Download the brochure here which has the registration form to mail back to us. We look forward to seeing you there!

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