Gardening Workshops April 18

Learn to weave willow fences, attract more monarchs to your garden, grow your own super foods, set up a home hydroponics growing system and other gardening skills Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Concord Community Center, W1095 Concord Center Dr., near I-94 and County Hwy. F in the Town of Concord.

Sustain Jefferson's sixth annual Organic Gardening Workshops and Potato Fair will feature five workshops, two screenings of a documentary film about hunger in America called "A Place at the Table" and an open forum for all gardeners to teach and learn from other local gardeners. Plus, eight varieties of organic seed potatoes will be for sale starting at 9 a.m.

Online registration

Workshop descriptions

Map to Concord Community Center

Throughout the day, gardening workshops, film screenings and the gardeners forum will be held concurrently so participants will choose one to attend per time slot: 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. -- Two workshops, Hydrodonics for Home Gardening and More Monarchs in Your Garden, will be offered. 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. -- Two workshops, Contain Your Excitement, a "make and take" container gardening class, and Grow Your Own Super Foods, will be offered, plus a free screening of the film "A Place at the Table." 1:45 p.m. 3 p.m. -- One workshop, Willow Fencing and Trellises, will be offered, plus the free open Gardeners Forum and a second screening of the film "A Place at the Table." 


The cost to attend is $10 per workshop or $25 to attend all day. Students under age 18 may attend for free, but advance registration is requested.

We're making a MakerSpace...

...in Watertown. And we'd like your help!

What's a makerspace? It's a community workplace for inventors, tinkerers, artists, craftspeople and business entrepreneurs who come together in one place to share equipment, resources and ideas; to teach and learn. It's a community gathering place for creative people -- makers, thinkers and doers -- of all ages.
 
We've been talking about this for a year. Now, thanks to a generous grant to Sustain Jefferson from a local foundation, we're ready to make a Watertown MakerSpace a reality.
 
Please visit our wiki, an online forum where we can collaborate: http://www.sustainjefferson.org/wms. The wiki is open for anyone to read; if you would like an account so that you can add your own thoughts, please contact us at makerspace@sustainjefferson.org. If you can't join us for meetings, you can still help on the wiki, or you can send your thoughts by e-mail to the above address.
 
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