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Earth Day Weekend Celebration

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Every day is Earth Day at Natureworks! We are celebrating BIG TIME this weekend by hosting 5 free workshops! We are also celebrating by giving our Grow Organic Club members a double savings on organic composts and products through Sunday! Not a member? No problem-Join in the store and start saving immediately!

 Saturday April 21st

9:30-10:30 a.m. Dividing Perennials in the Spring

Want more floriforous plants? Nancy has prepared a list to share of what plants to divide in April. Nancy will also demonstrate how easy it is to multiply your plants by division. Follow her easy instructions and increase your late season color!

11:30-11:45 a.m.  A Conversation with Karen Bussolini and Nancy DuBrule-Clemente

11:45 a.m. -12:45 p.m. How to Have a Care Free Garden:

Planting the Fittest-Sooner or later most of us gardeners fall in love with a blue poppy that would rather be in the Himalayas or a hybrid tea rose that looks fine at the nursery but develops every disease in the book the instant we plant it. Figuring out how to satisfy the needs of these fussy plants can be a rewarding challenge - or an exercise in frustration. Join Karen Bussolini as she shows us how to have a care free garden. Choosing plants that want to grow where we plant them is a good way to have a garden that provides more pleasure and less work. How to Have a Care Free Garden: Planting the Fittest is an exploration of good, tough, well-adapted plants and garden strategies for encouraging plants to survive beautifully in their gardens.

 2:00-3:00 p.m. Understanding Organic Soil Building

Great gardens start with the best soils and fertilizers. Join Cameron Bonsey from Coast of Maine for a great seminar on the organic approach to building your soil for a beautiful garden. Their line of organically approved compost-based soils represents a real environmental win-win by finding important new uses for our region's natural resources and introducing their customers to a cost-effective alternative for growing beautiful, healthy gardens. 

CASTING CALL on Saturday starting at 11am! Cameron from Coast of Maine is shooting several short videos at Natureworks on Saturday and we would LOVE for you to tell him why you shop at Natureworks and/or why you use Coast of Maine soils! If you let him shoot a quick clip of your reason he will give you a free bag (!!!) of Coast of Maine compost! Bring the kids too-this will be a fun day!

 

Sunday April 22nd

11:00 -12:00 p.m. Organic Lawn Care

Join Susan Holland, certified NOFA Organic Landcare practioner AND lawn lover, as she teaches the basics of caring for a safe, organic lawn. 

 1:00-2:00 p.m. Grow Organic Kids- Simple Seed Planting

The best way to introduce gardening to children is to let them get their hands dirty! Let Natureworker Diane St. John teach your child all about soil and worms. Each child will then choose some seeds, plant them up and take them home to watch them grow! We supply the seeds, soil and pot to make this easy so kids of all ages can participate.

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