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Your Living Landscape - Upper Valley Spring Gardening Symposium

Your Living Landscape

March 17, 2018
8:45 am to 2:15 pm
Frontier Regional High School - South Deerfield, MA

Featuring Henry Homeyer
speaking on
Sculpting the Living Landscape

Many of us have limited space for gardening, but still want a vegetable garden as well as the beauty of a flower garden. Henry shows us how to do both! He’ll talk about how to create beauty in both the vegetable and flower gardens through the use of well-placed woody plants, stone, structures and by choosing plants that contribute to the landscape with their color and forms.

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!

Workshops - Choose from 16 topics in two concurrent sessions, offering ideas for nourishing you, your garden and the planet

8:00 am
8:45 -10 am
 Session 1 - Eight topics to choose from!
10:30 - Noon  Keynote: Henry Homeyer
Noon - 1 pm
 Lunch Break
(Reserve a lunch or bring your own)
1 - 2:15 pm
 Session 2 - Eight more topics to choose from!

Marketplace - 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!

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 17, 2018
Frontier Regional High School
113 N Main St
South Deerfield, MA  01373
UV Symposium
Registration is required by March 15, 2018
Payment 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, 3/16 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)
Session 1 - A) Shrubs For All Seasons
Session 1 - B) Vegetable Gardening: For Fun, For Food, For Health!
Session 1 - C) Good Versus Bad Insects!
Session 1 - D) Pruning Cuts - Pruning Tools and How to Care for Them!
Session 1 - E) Plant Thugs: Getting a Handle on Invasive Plants
Session 1 - F) Getting Started: Designing and Maintaining a Pollinator Habitat Garden
Session 1 - G) A Garden Bounty Breakfast
Session 1 - H) Herbal Spa Workshop
Session 2 - I) Eat Something You Grew Every Day of the Year
Session 2 - J) Gardening For The Birds: What to Do and What Not to Do
Session 2 - K) Those Wildlife Pests!
Session 2 - L) Perennial Insights
Session 2 - M) The “Ins & Outs” of Starting Seeds
Session 2 - N) Backyard Blueberries
Session 2 - O) Making Fences, Trellises, and Other Garden Structures with Local Plant Material
Session 2 - P) Pressing Matters: Making Art From The Garden


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