❧ Workshops

Garden Workshops, Seminars & Events

Spring 2014 Workshop / Seminar Schedule:

Free Spring Garden Seminars at Walker Farm, Dummerston, Vermont

**These are popular weekend events & space is limited to 30 people per seminar. Please call or email Walker Farm to reserve your seat in advance**

April 12th, 2014 – 10am 

“Spring Forward: Get Your Mixed Border in Tip-Top Shape with Professional Pruning & Perennial Maintenance Tips”

Garden Designer Michaela Harlow

April 19th, 2014 – 10am  

“Building a Better Vegetable Garden from the Ground Up”

 Jack Manix, Organic Farmer and Owner of Walker Farm

April 26, 2013 – 10am 

“Do-It-Yourself Garden Design for Non-Stop Color”

Garden Designer Michaela Harlow

May 3rd - 10am 

“Fruit Trees: Selecting, Growing and Pruning Varieties for a Home Orchard”

Ezekiel Goodband, Orchardist and Manager of Scott Farm

May 10th – 10am 

“Raspberries, Blueberries and Strawberries, Oh My: Creating and Maintaining the Berry Patch of Your Dreams”

Jack Manix, Organic Farmer and Owner of Walker Farm & Ezekiel Goodband, Orchardist and Manager of Scott Farm

May 17th, 2013 – 10am 

“Pots in the Garden: Designing, Planting and Placing Seasonal Containers in the Garden”

Garden Designer Michaela Harlow

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Please check back to this page or sponsor’s website, prior to each event, for additions/updates, weather cancellations or other schedule changes. Thank you!

If you are interested in scheduling a workshop/seminar for your group please scroll down for rates and a sampling of topics. Summer, Fall & Winter 2014-20015 workshop and seminar dates are scheduling now.

Landscape Design & Gardening Workshops &  Seminars

In addition to my work as garden designer, I also offer year-round workshops & seminars, covering a wide range of garden and garden design topics; including all aspects of four-season garden design, native plants, gardening to attract birds, butterflies and other wildlife, container garden and terrarium design, organic gardening techniques, mixed border maintenance, pruning and other areas of horticultural interest. Workshop options include hands-on pruning, terrarium building, container gardening and more. Seminars may include Keynote presentations, notes, drawings and/or handouts, as requested. Please see current list of confirmed events, above and for a sampling of past events and testimonials, scroll below.  I am currently available to speak anywhere in New England and beyond, by arrangement. For large groups of 30 or more, seminar rates begin at $250* and vary by subject, length of program, geographic location, and number of attendees. For small gatherings of 30 individuals or less, I am available at a rate of $150*one hour workshops or seminars. Seminars and workshops can be one time events, or scheduled as a series.

*For venues located 25 miles or more from Brattleboro, VT, additional travel costs will be applied based on mileage.

If you are interested in scheduling a workshop/seminar for your group —or if you would like to attend one— please send an email to: michaela (at) the gardeners eden (dot) com . At your request, I can add your name to my mailing list and contact you by email about upcoming seminars. Email address are never shared with other gardening groups or organizations unless requested.

Archive of Past Events:

Listing of Previous Garden Seminar/Workshop Offerings:

Spring 2013 Workshop / Seminar Schedule:

Free Spring Garden Seminars at Walker Farm, Dummerston, Vermont

**These are popular weekend events & space is limited to 30 people per seminar. Please call or email Walker Farm to reserve your seat in advance**

April 13th, 2013 – 10am – The Art & Science of Vegetable Gardening 

Double Feature with Jack Manix of Walker Farm & Garden Designer Michaela Medina Harlow

April 20th, 2013 – 10am – Fruits of  Your Labor: Creating & Maintaining a Berry Patch  

With Jack Manix of Walker Farm & Ezekiel Goodband of Scott Farm

April 27th, 2013 – 10am – Fairy Gardens & Secret Gardens: Creating Magical Outdoor Spaces 

Double Feature with Karen Manix of Walker Farm and Garden Designer Michaela Harlow

May 4th - 10am – Putting Food By – Canning & Preserving the Harvest 

With Jennifer Audette 

May 11th – 10am – Painting the Shadows: Designing a Beautiful Shade Garden

With Michaela Medina Harlow

May 18th, 2013 – 10am - Seasonal Color: Creative Ways to Punctuate Your Garden Design with Tropicals, Tender Perennials &  Annual Displays 

With Michaela Medina Harlow

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Spring 2012 Gardening & Garden Design Workshop / Seminar Schedule:

April 21, 2012 – 10am – Waking Up the Garden in Spring w/ Michaela at  Walker Farm, Dummerston, VT

April 28, 2012 – 10am - Selecting, Growing & Pruning Fruit Trees w/ Scott Farm Orchardist, Zeke Goodband, at  Walker Farm, Dummerston, VT

May 5, 2012 – 10am - Pots in the Garden: Designing, Planting and Placing Containers in the Landscape w/Michaela, at Walker Farm, Dummerston, VT

May  12, 2012 – 10am – Vegetable Gardening Double-Feature:

Designing a Beautiful & Productive Vegetable Garden w/ Michaela

Organic Vegetable Garden Basics with Jack Manix, Owner of  Walker Farm, Dummerston, VT

May 19, 2012 – 10am – Designing with Native Plants to Attract Hummingbirds & Butterflies w/Michaela at  Walker Farm, Dummerston, VT

Spring 2011 Gardening & Garden Design Workshop / Seminar Schedule:

Free Spring Garden Seminars at Walker Farm, Dummerston, Vermont

**These are popular weekend events & space is limited to 30 people per seminar. Please call or email Walker Farm to reserve your seat in advance**

April 16, 2011 – 10amPruning Ornamental Trees & Shrubs w/ Michaela at  Walker Farm, Dummerston, VT

April 23, 2011 – 10amGardening to Attract Birds, Bees & Butterflies w/Michaela at  Walker Farm, Dummerston, VT

April 30, 2011 – 10am - Selecting, Growing & Pruning Fruit Trees w/ Scott Farm Orchardist, Zeke Goodband, at  Walker Farm, Dummerston, VT

May 7, 2011 – 10amSucculents & Container Gardening with Daisy Unsicker, Head Propagator & Karen Manix, Owner of  Walker Farm, Dummerston, VT

May  14, 2011 – 10amDouble Vegetable Gardening Feature:

Organic Vegetable Garden Basics with Jack Manix, Owner of  Walker Farm, Dummerston, VT followed by:

Designing a Beautiful & Productive Vegetable Garden w/ Michaela Medina

May 15, 2011 – 10am - The Beauty of Shade Trees w/ Scott Farm Orchardist, Zeke Goodband, at  Walker Farm, Dummerston, VT

May 21, 2011 – 10am - The View from the Hammock: Gardening the Easy Way (how to design a low-maintenance, four-season garden) w/Michaela at  Walker Farm, Dummerston, VT

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Art in the Garden – Westminster Cares 10th Annual Garden Tour – June 2011

June 24th – 7 pm – I will be speaking on “Art in the Garden” to kick off weekend events at the opening reception of the 10th Annual Westminster Cares Garden Tour this year. This event is open to the public and donations are suggested. The garden tour takes place June 25th & 26th in Westminster, Vermont, and is open to the public. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per person, and benefit Westminster Cares. Please see the Westminster Cares website for details.

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2011 Garden Club Seminars

March 14th, 2011 – 7 pm – “Designing a Garden to Attract Birds, Bees & Butterflies” - Brattleboro Garden Club – Brattleboro, VT

March 9th, 2011 – 2 pm – “Designing a Low-Maintenance, Four-Season Garden: Trees, Shrubs, Perennials” – Springfield Garden Club – Springfield, VT

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What People are Saying: Past Workshops & Letters

Letters from seminar attendees : “After attending Michaela’s ‘Waking Up Your Garden’ seminar at Walker Farm in Dummerston, VT, this spring, I am convinced that she is one of Southern Vermont’s quiet treasures.  Her sense of beauty, borne from years of both working in the earth and from astutely observing it for creating her striking landscape paintings, is simply unpretentious gorgeousness. If one was ever lucky enough to have one of her gardens created on their own property, well I think that would be the ultimate.  Until then, be sure to check out her seminars.  Her style is impressively gentle, organic, pragmatic and knowledgeable.”  –Susan Carbin-Hardee, West Chesterfield, NH “I thoroughly enjoyed the seminar and your delightful blog !  Thanks so much for the info.  I do have more confidence now to clean up some of my shrubs” -L. Nussbaum “The members of the Brattleboro Floral Arts and Garden Club thank you for your expertise – your excellent and informative program about the basics of spring pruning and early spring gardening: preparing your garden for the season ahead !  It was soup to nuts, highly informative and well received.  We appreciate your time and experience, and especially your lecture outlines.  We learned a lot !  Thank you for your energy and enthusiasm !  All of us should produce better gardens this year and in the future!” –Francis Gibson for the Brattleboro Floral Arts and Garden Club “The Brattleboro Floral Arts and Garden Club would like to thank you for your excellent suggestions for waking up our winter weary gardens.  We all enjoyed your presentation and will try and put as much as we can to good use !” –Grace Amidon, Secretary, Brattleboro Floral Arts and Garden Club

2010 Workshop / Seminar Schedule

FREE Spring Seminars at Walker Farm, Dummerston, Vermont:

* Important: Please call (802) 254 – 2051 to register. Seating is limited to 30 *

With Michaela this coming weekend!!!

Native Plants: Why We Love Them & How to Use Them – May 15 – 9:30 – 10:30 am

Pruning Ornamental Trees, Shrubs and Roses  –  May 1st – 9:30 – 10:30 am

Waking Up the Garden in Spring  – April 17 – 9:30 – 10:30 am

With Zeke Goodband of Scott Farm and  Jack Manix of Walker Farm:

Fruit Trees and Strawberries  – April 24 – 9:30 – 10:30 am

With Jack Manix of Walker Farm:

Organic Vegetable Gardening  – May 8 – 9:30 – 10:30 am

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Free, Public Gardening Seminars Listing: Spring 2009:

W A L K E R  F A R M :

2009 Walker Farm Free Gardening Seminars

2009 Walker Farm Free Gardening Seminars

Walker Farm 2009 Free Gardening Seminars

Walker Farm, Dummerston, Vermont

802-254-2051

SEATING IS LIMITED – PLEASE CALL TO PRE-REGISTER

Saturday, April 18, 9:30 am – 10:30 am:  “Waking Up the Garden”         with  Michaela

Saturday, April 25, 9:30 am – 10:30 am: “Pruning Ornamental Trees and Shrubs” with Michaela

Saturday, May 2, 9:30 – 10:30 am: “Planting and Maintaining a Berry Patch”                                                                 Jack Manix

Saturday, May 9, 9:30 – 10:30 am: “The Organic Vegetable Garden: Tips for a Successful Harvest” (siting, soil-building, insect and disease control, varieties) Jack Manix

Saturday, May 9, 1 – 2 pm: “Colorful Combination for European-Style Containers” Karen Manix

Saturday, May 16, 9:30 – 10:30 am: ROSES “Selecting, Planting, Care, and Pruning”  with Michaela

Sunday, May 24, 11 am – 1 pm: “Our Life in Gardens” : a book signing with      Wayne Winterrowd/Joe Eck of North Hill Garden.

www.walkerfarm.com

B R A T T L E B O R O   F L O R A L    A R T S   &   G A R D E N   C L U B

Waking Up the Garden in Spring

Presented by:  Michaela, author of The Gardener’s Eden

March 12, 2009

7 p.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church

Brattleboro, Vermont

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