Gardening Made Simple
Join Rich Giordano of All Hill Farm in West Brookfield in this step-by-step series of classes full of simple tricks and tips on how to start and maintain an all-natural vegetable garden. These sessions will keep you two weeks ahead of what needs to be done in your garden at the appropriate time of the year.(6 classes)
Dates: Thursdays, 7-8:30 PM
A) Apr 9, 16, May 7, 21, June 4,18
B) July 2, 16, 30, Aug 13, 27, Sept 3
Fee: $65/$60* each session
Instructor: Rich Giordano
Rich has been involved in horticulture for 20 years. He owns and manages All Hill Farm in W. Brookfield where he specializes in perennial agriculture. Rich grows, among other things, dwarf pomegranates, figs, kiwis, chestnuts, Che, mullberrys, date palms, shipovas, persimmons and paw paws outdoors in his edible forest. With close to 1000 different edibles in his collection, his knowledge of plants is very eclectic.
In his 14 years working at Old Sturbridge Village he has helped with the design and maintenance of their 'Freeman Farm' 19th century kitchen garden which is used to educate thousands of visitors every year. Currently Rich maintains OSV's collection of over 425 historically significant plants in their renowned herb garden.