This workshop is the first in a series of participatory workshops that will be held at least monthly at the Massabesic Audubon Center (MAC) in Auburn. The Demonstration/Teaching gardens at MAC are managed in partnership with the UNH Extension Master Gardener Program. All workshops are open to the public as a way to share best practices in gardening. See below for future workshop information.
Seed Starting for Gardeners – February 16, 6:30-8:00 pm
At the Massabesic Audubon Center in Auburn or via Zoom (in-person participation limited to 20 people)
During this workshop attendees will learn the benefits and best practices for starting plants from seeds and cuttings. Attendees will learn about how to get started, successful germination requirements, different growing methods and mediums, light and temperature requirements, overcoming common problems, hardening off seedlings for transplanting into the garden, and best practices to ensure seedlings successfully grow into healthy mature plants.
This workshop is designed for beginning gardeners or gardeners who are new to raising plants from seeds. Pre-registration is required. Sign up for either in-person or online at https://signup.com/go/MPbROUg
Fee: This workshop is free, but donations are welcome to support the new Demonstration Garden Partnership between UNH Extension and NH Audubon. Details will be provided to participants.
Presenter: Sarah Marcoux has been a UNH Extension Master Gardener since 2016. She is an active member of the Master Gardener Speakers Bureau, sharing her knowledge with other gardeners across the state. Her special interests are in herb gardens, working with children and educational gardens. She also has experience with vegetables and pollinator gardens.
***Additional workshops in this series. Watch for more details***
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