Gardening Lecture Series returns to North Grafton Sept. 11


Gardening Lecture Series returns to North Grafton Sept. 11
The MMGA Home Horticulture Series will include a class in Basic Landscape Design, as well as nine other topics.

Region – For central Massachusetts home gardeners looking to take their knowledge and skills to the next level, the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association (MMGA) has announced the start of registration for its popular 10-week Home Horticulture Evening Lecture Series. The program will run on Wednesday evenings September through November at Brigham Hill Community Farm, 37 Wheeler Road, North Grafton.

According to MMGA board member Chris Gatti, “The association started ‘Home Hort’ in response to gardeners who were interested in our Master Gardener Certification course but whose lifestyles didn’t permit them to attend daytime classes or to volunteer. For them – as well as for novice gardeners – the Home Hort Series offers a streamlined, informal format: 90-minute evening classes, no homework or testing, and no volunteering.”

This marks the second year that the program will be offered in North Grafton. Classes will be held on 10 consecutive Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Sept. 11 thru Nov. 20. Lectures cover the same topics studied by master gardeners, including important fundamentals such as building great soil and how plants work, as well as practical how-to’s like basic landscape design, perennial selection and care, and combating weeds, diseases and pests.

Gardening Lecture Series returns to North Grafton Sept. 11
Students in the fall 2018 Home Horticulture Evening Lecture Series at Brigham Hill Farm

For gardeners with some experience, the series offers an opportunity to refine their knowledge and skills. For novices, it provides a strong learning foundation for planning next year’s garden. Trained master gardeners will also be on hand to test the pH of students’ soil samples.

The cost of the program is $250 per person. Instructors are senior Certified Master Gardeners with in-depth experience in their respective topics. Handouts are provided.

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