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The Friends of the Horticulture Farm is a grassroots organization dedicated to protecting, enhancing and promoting the significant plant collections and natural areas of the UVM Horticultural Research Center in South Burlington, Vermont for education, research, and public enrichment.

 

 

"Enhancing Pollinator Habitat in Your Garden"

with Jane Sorensen

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 9-12

NOTE THIS EVENT HAS A NEW DATE.

It has been moved from 9/12 to 9/26

Farmer and landscape architect Jane Sorensen will discuss how to select plants for pollinators that are well-suited for gardens and those for meadows, and how to establish and maintain a pollinator habitat to keep the landscape alive. Jane is proprietor of River Berry Farm in Fairfax VT, and a lecturer in Plant and Soil Science, UVM. This event approved as Master Gardener Education Hours. Members $10 Non-members $15

pollinators

All events occur at the Hort. Farm unless otherwise noted. To register, send an email to info@friendsofthehortfarm.org

We accept cash or checks, payment can be made at the door. Pre-registration appreciated!

October

All About Bird Watching

with Maeve Kim

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 6-8pm

Bird watching is one of the fastest growing pastimes in North America, with over 200 species of birds nesting in Vermont. Maeve Kim will show photos of Vermont birds in her “Intro to Birding”class, and tell you what you need to get started in birding, including tools, resources, and hotspot locations. She’ll follow this with “Fall Migration of Vermont Ducks, Geese & Raptors” to round out the evening. Members $10 Non-members $15

hawk

All events occur at the Hort. Farm unless otherwise noted. To register, send an email to info@friendsofthehortfarm.org

We accept cash or checks, payment can be made at the door. Pre-registration appreciated!

Farm to Medicine Cabinet

with Kate Westdijk


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 10-12

Kate Westdijk, Food Systems Research Specialist at UVM, will take you on a tour of medicinal plants on the Hort. Farm, followed by demonstrations of ways to prepare the plants for your family's medicine cabinet. Recipes included. This event approved as Master Gardener Education Hours. Members $10 Non-members $15

herbals

All events occur at the Hort. Farm unless otherwise noted. To register, send an email to info@friendsofthehortfarm.org

We accept cash or checks, payment can be made at the door. Pre-registration appreciated!

 


GeesebyJenMills
Photo by Sally McCay

 

 
 
GeesebyJenMills

Photo by Jen Mills



 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Upcoming Events

   

2015 Calendar of Events PDF

Online Calendar of Events

Hello Friends,

I hope you are enjoying the bounty of summer in Vermont and having a wonderful time in your own gardens.

As we move towards September and all things Fall, please mark your calendars for our upcoming workshops.

As always, we are on the look out for volunteers. Volunteering can be as little as one hour a month or several times per year. The Program Committee is seeking new members, if you would like to work with a great group who work on our event calendar, contact us by email to:

info@friendsofthehortfarm.org

 

 
 
   
PLEASE ALSO VISIT THE WEB SITES OF SOME OF OUR LOCAL GARDENING FRIENDS/SUPPORTERS:
 
 
     
 
     
 
    Branch Out Burlington  
 
       
   
   
 
 
   
American Conifer Society
 
 
 
 
 
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