Keep Calm and Garden On

Backyard Farming Initiative
2018 Home Garden Series
Monday Evenings
January-May
7:00 pm
Jeremiah Smith Grange
Lee Hook Road, Lee, NH

January 29 What can you do in your yard? John Forti Director of Bedrock Gardens, talks on “Using heirloom, native and edible plants in the landscape.” Matt Rowell, Amanda Gourgue talk on What are your goals for your garden? Should you plant vegetables, fruit, herbs or flowers? How to grow with sustainability in mind.

February 26 What to put in your garden. Jill Nooney, Bedrock Gardens, talks on “What transforms a yard into a garden?” Tom Lee talks on How much do I plant? How to select and obtain seeds, start seeds, care for seedlings and choose plants.

March 26 Where to put your garden. Annie & Paul Gasowski, Chris Scogland
Should I use buckets or other containers for my gardens, and what about raised beds or cold frames? Where are the best sites for your garden?

April 23 How to care for your garden. Dick Wolmar
Care and maintenance of your garden, before, during and after harvest. Talk about composting, mulching, fertilizing, and weeding.

May 21 When to harvest. Kristin Cisneros
How long is the growing season, planning for a continual harvest. Help my harvest is great! What do I do with it? Harvesting, preserving, freezing and fermentation and keeping root cellars.

Series presented by members of the Lee Community and moderated by Chuck Cox and Don Quigley.
Sponsored by the Lee Agricultural Commission, Lee Sustainability Committee and the Lee Public Library. For information about this series, contact the Lee Library, 659-2626 or leelibrary@comcast.net.