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Healthy Gardens, Healthy Gardeners - Upper Valley Spring Gardening Symposium

       Healthy Gardens, Healthy Gardeners

March 23, 2019
8:45 am to 2:15 pm
Frontier Regional High School - South Deerfield, MA

Featuring Dr. Stephen Rich, University of Massachusetts, speaking on
What Every Gardener Needs to Know About Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases 

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns of a recent surge of tick-borne disease incidence in the United States, and it's not just limited to Lyme disease anymore! Learn about the different tick diseases that are now prevalent in our area and how to keep safe while in your own yard and beyond.

Plus Workshops! - Choose from 17 topics in two concurrent sessions, offering ideas for a healthy you and your garden.

8:00 am
8:45 -10 am
 Session 1 - Eight topics to choose from!
10:30 - Noon  Keynote: Dr. Stephen Rich, Univ. of Massachusetts
Noon - 1 pm
 Lunch Break (reserve a lunch or bring your own)
1 - 2:15 pm
 Session 2 - Nine more topics to choose from!

PLEASE!!! Choose ONLY ONE workshop in each session. There is no need to pick a 2nd choice, since you won't be able to choose a workshop if it is already full. It just makes extra work for our registrar!



- We'll have vendors with locally produced offerings.

Book Table - Assorted titles for gardeners from Storey Publishing and Timber Press for sale.

Refreshments - Morning coffee and goodies, plus an optional lunch from River Valley Coop.
LUNCHES MUST BE PRE-ORDERED - we won't have enough extras to sell the day of the symposium!

Snow Date - In case of impending bad weather, calll 413-665-2181 the night before for a recorded message regarding possible rescheduling.

Parking - Please car pool if at all possible; parking is tight! If the lot is full at Frontier, additional parking is available at the Deerfield Elementary School on Pleasant St.

To register and pay by credit card, click on the Register Now button on the right.

To register and pay by check, download the registration form for Upper Valley Symposium.

Saturday, March 23, 2019
Frontier Regional High School
113 N Main St
South Deerfield, MA  01373

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
UV Symposium
Registration is required before Friday, March 22, 2019 at 12:00 AM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Parking – Please car pool if at all possible; parking is tight! Parking is available on both sides of the school. If the lot is full at Frontier, additional parking is available at the Deerfield Elementary School on Pleasant St. There are parking lots on both sides of the school.

Registration closes on Friday, 3/22 BUT walk-ins are welcome on the day of the symposium. However, not all workshops may be available. Contact Lucy Alman at or (413)665-2181 for more information.
Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to the left of the activity/item to view the details)
Service Fee (Upper Valley)
Lunch - The Herder Sandwich
Lunch - Chicken Salad Sandwich
Lunch - Caprese Sandwich
PLEASE!!! Choose ONLY ONE Workshop In Session 1.
Session 1 - A) Healthy Soil, Healthy Gardens: Small Scale Practices for Soil Improvement and Carbon
Session 1 - B) Homegrown Tomatoes!
Session 1 - C) Resillency and Function through Diversity: Trees for Valley Gardens
Session 1 - D) Creating A Garden That Teems With Life
Session 1 - E) Dwarf Hydrangeas - A Gardener's Prayer Answered
Session 1 - F) Flowers in Flight: Massachusetts Butterflies and Butterfly Gardening
Session 1 - G) Beat the Frost! Season Extensions for Spring
Session 1 - H) House Plants and Tropicals 101
PLEASE!!! Choose ONLY ONE Workshop In Session 2.
Session 2 - I) Vegetable Garden Upgrade
Session 2 - J) Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening
Session 2 - K) Welcoming Spring Pollinators to Your Garden
Session 2 - L) Gardening with Rocks
Session 2 - M) Get Your Mind Into the Gutter: How to Design/Build 3-Season Rainwater Harvesting Sys
Session 2 - N) Understanding the Fundamentals of Container Gardening
Session 2 - O) Terrariums 101
MATERIALS FEE For Terrariums 101 (only if making a terrarium)
Session 2 - P) A Greener Lunchtime
Session 2 - Q) Protecting Your Working Body: Ergonomics And Injury Prevention For Gardeners


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