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Events

 

Winter Break Craft Show ~ Feb. 22nd & Feb. 23rd

Saturday, Feb. 22nd – 10 am 4 pm Sunday, Feb. 23rd -10 am – 3 pm

 

Enjoy shopping over 30 local crafters at our Winter Break Craft Show. Items include bath & body products, hand knit hats, gloves & scarves, jewelry, pottery, books, wood items and much more!


 

Pruning Fruit Trees Lecture with Renae Moran 

Saturday  Feb. 29th at 11 am 

 

Learn the principles and techniques of pruning fruit trees such as apple, pear, peach, plum and cherry. Renae Moran will talk about how pruning can improve the health and bearing of fruit trees, and how pruning can shape and resize a tree. Examples that will be covered include dwarf and full-sized trees, newly planted trees and those that have been neglected. Renae will also answer questions relating to fruit trees in general. Free lecture – Registration not required


 

 

 

“Annual Fairy Festival” Saturday, March 7th from 10 am – 2 pm

 

 

 

 

Dust off your fairy wings and join us for a fairy fun day! Enjoy many free activities such as fairy coloring, fairy & dragon tattoos, fairy wands, paper bag dragon, peat pot fairy house, photo booth fun and much more. We will also have author Patty Farrin reading her book The Teacup Cafe at 11 am & 1 pm. Sweet fairy snacks and nectar will be available while supplies last. 


 

“Create a Fairy Garden” Workshop with Kerri Day

Saturday, March 7th at 11am & 1pm 

 

 

Create your own tiny garden using miniature plants, rocks, and mosses during our “Annual Fairy Festival.” Accent your garden with select fairy garden miniatures. Cost is $35. Please call 622-5965 to reserve your spot!


 

 

 

 

 

“What’s New” Lecture with Crystal Ferris

Saturday, March 14th at 10 am

 

 

 

Tried and true plants are the staples of every garden, but it is always nice to freshen up your garden with something new and exciting. Come get a sneak peak at some of the new perennial, annual, vegetable, and shrub varieties we will be growing at Longfellow’s this season.  Free lecture – Registration not required. 


 

 

“Seed Starting” Lecture with Alice Elliott

Saturday, March 21st at 11 am 

 

 

 

Alice, a Master Gardener from Kennebec Valley, will review the basics of starting seeds. Learn how to get a head start on your summer garden. Free Lecture – Registration not required. 


 

“Birds of Maine” Workshop Hosted by L. C. Bates Museum 

Saturday, March 28th at 11 am

 

Museum Educator from the L. C. Bates Museum, will help you identify Maine’s most common birds through sight and sound. In this hands-on lecture, you’ll examine bird mounts, eggs, feathers, skulls and more. This workshop is great for kids too! Registration not required. 


 

“Successive Planting” Lecture with Alice Elliott

Saturday, April 4th at 11 am

 

Developing a plan for successive seed starting can create a steady supply of lettuce or several weeks of blooms from your favorite short term bloomers. Master Gardener Volunteer Alice Elliott, will share some strategies for succession planting through the gardening season. Free lecture – Registration not required. 


 

“Plant an Herb Basket” Workshop with Kerri Day 

Saturday,  April 18th at 11 am

 

Fill a basket with fresh tasty herbs to place next to a window and plant later in your garden. Cost is $35. Please call 207-622-5965 to register. 


 

“Growing Highbush Blueberries” Lecture with David Handley 

Saturday, April 25th at 10 am 

 

Blueberries are a great addition to most backyard gardens and landscapes. This lecture will review the proper techniques to create a successful blueberry planting in your yard. We’ll discuss site preparation, varieties, planting tips, pruning and pest management for this delightful crop. Free lecture – Registration not required. 


“Growing Strawberries” Lecture with David Handley

Saturday, April 25th at 11:30am 

 

 

Join us for an in-depth look at how to grow strawberries in your home garden. This lecture will cover everything from variety selection, renovating garden beds to pest problems. Free lecture- Registration not required. 


 

“Container Gardening” Lecture with Alice Elliott

Saturday, May 2nd at 11 am. 

 

Up-size your gardening with containers! You too can have a great garden even if you lack a suitable space for a garden. Container gardening is growing in popularity and for good reason. Discover why as Master Gardener Volunteer Alice Elliott, shares tips for successfully growing vegetable, flowers, and even shrubs and trees in containers. Free lecture – Registration not required. 


“How to Grow Big Beautiful Tomatoes” Lecture with Mark Hutton

Saturday, May 2nd at 1 pm

 

Mark Hutton, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Vegetable Specialist, will discuss how to grow tasty, beautiful tomatoes in your home garden. He will review starting seeds, growing and planting transplants, ground preparation, the use of mulching and proper pruning. Mark will also discuss ways to prevent common diseases and pests related to tomatoes. Free lecture – Registration not required. 


 

“Plant a Pansy Basket” with Kerri Day

Sunday, May 3rd at 12 pm

 

 

Pansies are one of the first flowers of the spring and bring much needed color after a very long and cold winter. Create a cheerful basket of colorful flowers and accent plants. Cost is $35. Please call 207-622-5965 to register. 


 

“How to Create Spectacular Mixed Containers and Window Boxes” Lecture with Kerri Day

Sunday, May 3rd at 2 pm

 

 

Join Kerri Day as she gives tips on how to create and maintain beautiful mixed containers and window boxes throughout the growing season. This lecture will discuss soil choices, fertilizers, lighting, plant choices, watering, pest and disease issues and more. With the right knowledge, you can have great success with your containers year after year! Free lecture – Registration not required. 


 

“Wicked Sharp Knives”

Sunday, May 3rd from 11 am – 3 pm 

 

 

 

Sharpen up for spring! Have your knives and tools sharpened at a very reasonable price. This service can sharpen kitchen knives, pocket & hunting knives, scissors and cutting tools. Registration not required. Please limit to 4 items. Drop-offs will be taken only between 11 am – 12:30 pm.