- How to Grow a Garden: a season-long course for beginners
In this intimate hands-on course, long-time organic farmer Kathy Huckins will share her in-depth knowledge of growing vegetables, leading students through an entire season of planning, seeding, tending, and harvesting their very own gardens.
Students will meet monthly at Kathy’s gardens and greenhouse in Northboro, MA to receive information and guidance at each step of the process.
In addition to receiving a solid foundation in basic gardening techniques, students will develop a respect for and ability to interpret the complex interactions between soil, plants, insects, and animals.
3rd Saturday of the month from 9:30 to 12:30 for 7 months
Registration deadline March 15th; Limited to 8 students
For more info or to register call/email at email@example.com or visit Huckinsforge.com/garden-course
- Starting Seeds Indoors
February 13, 2017 , 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Main Library, Costin Room
Local gardener extraordinaire, Renée Faubert, will share her expertise on starting plants from seed indoors. She will demonstrate some of the equipment she uses, share helpful online resources, and talk about how she decides what and when to plant. Refreshments.
Wednesday October 5th, 7:00pm
Framingham Public Library: Costin Room
Seed Lending Library Talk
Tuesday September 20, 7:00pm
Christa McAuliffe Branch Library, Community Room
Tom Hanson from Hanson’s Farm, a fifth generation farm on Nixon Road in Framingham, will join us for an informal talk on The Hanson’s Tomato and Other Seed-saving Tips. Hanson’s Farm has a farm stand, farmers’ markets, pick-your own vegetables, and C.S.A. shares available. This will also be a chance for you to swap seeds or cuttings from your garden!
When: Saturday, August 27th, 2 pm – 4 pm
Where: Butterworth Park, 90 Arthur St, Framingham 01702
We will provide tables for the food, plus plates, flatware, cups, water and lemonade. You bring a blanket, lawn chairs, etc. Fun to had by all
When: Saturday, August 13th, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm*
Where: 24 Vernon Street
Thinking of starting or improving a veggie garden next year, or even this fall? Come tour our town’s community gardens as well as home gardens – each with different designs and focus. Get inspiration, ideas and advice from local gardeners.Carpool starts at the First Parish Community Garden.
Composting for Everyone: Beginner to Advanced
When: Thursday, June 9th, 7 to 8:30 PM
Where: Community Room, New McAuliffe Library, 746 Water St, Framingham
In this 75 minute workshop we explore many aspects of composting. We explain what compost is and how the break down process works. We will give tips and techniques for how to set up a home composting system including the various options for inside and outside containers to use. We will talk about compost maintenance and use of the end product and will explore more advanced techniques including worm composting. There will be ample time at the end of our presentation to answer questions from the audience.
Fresh Food for Framingham!