April 22nd, 2017 | Earth Day
10am to 4pm
10am to 4pm
The 11:00am Session
Home Brewing taught by Noel Lewis
The art and simplicity of making your own hard cider.
Upcycled Flower Planters: Turning Trash into Really Pretty Trash taught by Hoyt March
In this workshop, we'll discuss the finer points of turning anything ready for the trash into a planter. Got an old gutter? Put a plant in it. Tired of those bald tires your ex left in the backyard? Make an herb garden out of them. Have some empty milk cartons from 7-11? Stick a strawberry plant in them. Learn which plants work best for certain containers and how to keep them looking beautiful all year long. We'll show lots of ideas on how to turn a piece of roadside junk into a piece of roadside junk with cool plants in them.
The 2:00pm Session:
Creating a Butterfly Oasis taught by Deborah Cady
This workshop will provide tips on choosing the right location for, and types of, butterfly nectar and host plants. Why both types of plants are required will be discussed as well as how to identify butterflies, their caterpillars and eggs and how butterflies overwinter. Websites, handouts and books available for use as future references will be presented. We will wrap up with some fun facts about butterflies.
Orchids 101 taught by Angela Yarborough
Learn about these beautiful and exotic plants and how to make them survive and thrive!
Practical Permaculture taught by Meredith Alphin
Learn what permaculture is and some fun and practical ways to put it to use in your own back yard.