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Yarmouth gardening symposium Feb. 24

Les Barber from the Beacon Church community garden will share his knowledge on how to grow a green thumb – gardening for beginners.
Les Barber from the Beacon Church community garden will share his knowledge on how to grow a green thumb – gardening for beginners. - Carla Allen

Daylong event features assortment of presenters

YARMOUTH - Just when you think you can’t stand another day of winter, an event on Feb. 24 promises to bring spring a little bit closer.

On that date, the Town of Yarmouth’s Communities in Bloom Ken Langille gardening symposium will be held at Yarmouth Town Hall, 400 Main St.

Wade Cleveland, chair of the Yarmouth Communities in Bloom (CBI) committee, says the garden symposium is a wonderful opportunity during the cold winter for gardeners to get together as a group to learn about some interesting subjects.

“It always has a great turnout,” he said.

“This year, there is also an opportunity for the beginners to come in as well, with a session for what I like to call ‘brown thumbs’ like me, in a session called Growing Your Green Thumb.

Emilia Williams, from the Yarmouth Farmers’ Market, will show how to make kombucha, the tea of immortality, during the Feb. 24 gardening symposium.
Emilia Williams, from the Yarmouth Farmers’ Market, will show how to make kombucha, the tea of immortality, during the Feb. 24 gardening symposium.

Participants can choose one session in each time slot:

10 a.m. Session #1

A. David Warner and David Sollows talk about Communities in Bloom - an experience

B. Angela Goodwin: CIB committee member/registered beekeeper

Gardening for Pollinators

C. Les Barber: Beacon Church community garden  - how to grow a green thumb – gardening for beginners

11:10 – 11:20 break

11:20 a.m. Session #2

A. Victor Thibault

Pruning & caring for fruit trees

B. Alice d’Entremont: Ouest-Ville Perennials on container gardening

C. Sharon LeBlanc: Waste Check

Composting 101

12:30 p.m. sandwiches and desserts, sponsored by Town of Yarmouth’s Communities in Bloom

1:30 p.m. Session #3

A. Kevin Hamilton

Free range chickens

B. Sacha Begg and James Condon: BullyGoth Farm

Growing mushrooms from spore to fruit

C. Emilia Williams: Yarmouth Farmers’ Market - making kombucha – tea of immortality

If you go

Where: Yarmouth Town Hall, 400 Main St.

When: Saturday, Feb. 24

(storm date – March 3)

Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m

Registration opens at 9 a.m. All workshops are free and lunch is provided. Advance registration is required. Deadline to register is Feb. 16. Email or call 902-742-9423

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