Archive for April 6th, 2010

NOFA Organic Gardening Workshop, Saturday April 10

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

It’s time for the third annual NOFA/Mass Statewide Spring Organic Gardening Day, April 10, 2010. There will be workshops across the state, including at the New Eden Collaborativeof First Parish Church. This workshop will be taught by Rita Wollmering and Brooke Finn, co-owners of the HERB FARMacy, a 10-acre certified organic farm and retail greenhouse operation, growing herbs, flowers, and veggies. The class will cover all aspects of organic gardening, including companion planting, heirloom varieties, and resources.

You can register online at www.nofamass.orgor mail a registration form to Ben Grosscup, 38 Maplewood Drive, Amherst, MA 01002.  Download the workshop registration here.

New Eden’s Spring Workshop Series

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

This year there are some very exciting classes being offered at New Eden. And beginning today, you can register for those classes online. This is what New Eden has to say about their upcoming offerings:

We are very excited about our upcoming spring workshop series. In addition to our tried and true organic gardening classes through NOFA and our own Green Artist and NOFA certified instructor Deb Cinamon Whalen, we now have more specialized classes in organic gardening. We also have a series of workshops on raising chickens, growing mushrooms, and a 3-day workshop on building a clay bread oven with guest instructor Jonah Vitale-Wolff of Hudson Valley Natural Builders.

Visit New Eden’s website for a complete list of spring workshops and to register online.

Urban Forestry Center Community Garden Meeting

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

On Wednesday, April 7, at 7:00 p.m. there will be a meeting at the Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Road, Portsmouth, about the center’s new community garden. This meeting is open to the public.  

The new community garden will have 10 plots that are 10 feet by 10 feet, with the option of splitting some plots in half. If you are interested in joining this community garden, or for more information, please e-mail Jennifer Wilhelm at