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Let's Get Growing!

Saturday, May 6, 2023
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
South Middle School, Westfield, MA 01085


Featuring 4 presentations in 2 sessions:

Gardening for Four Seasons with Jacqueline Clark, Landscape Designer

Growing Bigger and Better Vegetables with Bridgette Stone, Director of Education,  Berkshire Garden

Selecting and Planting Trees and Shrubs with Jen Werner, MS, Retired Professor of Landscape Design & Management STCC

Growing Herbs in Containers with Ed Sourdiffe, MG, Green Thumb Guru


Register through April 21st: $30
Late Registration through April 28th: $35
Walk-ins day of Symposium: $40


Symposium Schedule


8:00 - 8:45  Registration
Marketplace, Refreshments, Raffle Entries
8:45 - 10:00 
 Session A-Two topics to choose from!
10:00 -10:30  Break with Marketplace, Refreshments, Raffle Entries
10:30 -11:45 Session C - Two topics to choose from!
11:45 -12:00
 Closing Remarks and Raffle Drawing

Marketplace - We'll have vendors with locally produced offerings.

pH Soil Testing - If you would like us to test the pH level of your soil, bring a cup size sample of soil in a zip lock bag, along with your email address or a self-addressed stamped envelope, and $2.00 per test.  Your soil pH and a recommendation will be sent to you.   Inquire at (scroll down to "How to Test Your Soil") for instructions on how to take soil samples.  

Refreshments - Morning coffee and goodies, This year we request that you bring your own water bottle.  Refill available.

Snow Date - For severe weather cancellation, tune to Channel 40 or Fox 6.  PLEASE...Do NOT Call THE SCHOOL for INFORMATION!

Cancellation Policy:  Registrations are transferable, but not refundable. 
If for some reason you cannot use yours, why not share it with a gardening friend!

Directions to South Middle School, 30 West Silver Street, Westfield, MA  01085. South Middle School has easy access from the Mass Pike.

From I-90 (Mass Pike-Toll) Westbound or Eastbound:
take Exit 41 onto US-202/10 towards Northampton/Westfield. At the end of the exit ramp (at the traffic light), turn left onto US-202/20/10  (Elm Street) and proceed through the Westfield Center until you come to the Green Rotary.  Bear left to go around the green, take a quick right onto Broad Street.  At the next traffic light turn right onto W. Silver Street.  The school is on your left.

From I-91 North or South:
Take Exit 11. Bear right until you see I-90 signs west.  On I-90 take Exit 41 and follow the instructions above.  Parking is to the left when you enter the school from W. Silver Street.  

Saturday, May 06, 2023
South Middle School
30 West Silver Street
Westfield, MA  01085
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Cindy L Sanford Taylor
Registration is required before Friday, April 28, 2023 at 12:00 AM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Early Registration closes on Friday, April 21st. Late registration closes on Friday, April, 28th. After April 28th, walk-ins are welcomed. However, not all workshops may be available.

CAUTION Non-Members: There is an extra fee of $2.00 that will be tacked onto your bill to cover the Clubexpress Convenience fee of $2.00.

The Walk-in registration fee of $40 must be paid in cash at the door! Click below to see which workshops are available.

Contact Cindy Sanford at for more information.
Cancellation Policy:
Please note: Registrations are transferable, but not refundable. If for some reason you cannot use yours, why not share it with a gardening friend!
Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to the left of the activity/item to view the details)
Half-Day Registration-Don't forget to bring a notebook if you plan to take notes!
Service Fee (Lower Valley)
Auditorium: Gardening for Four Seasons
Cafeteria: Herbs in Containers
Auditorium: Growing Bigger and Better Vegetables
Cafeteria: Selecting and Planting Trees and Shrubs:


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