Workshops and Events

All workshops will be held at 225 Pavillion Rd, East Thetford, VT.


Planning a Successful Garden: Beginner

Come learn from our farm educators about the many different aspects of growing food, in order to get the most out of your garden this season. Bring your questions and ideas to share with the group, and a notebook to start recording your plan!

This workshop is a general overview of the many factors to consider as you plan your garden, including different crops’ requirements and nutrient needs, our hardiness zone, and possible pests/diseases you may encounter. Other topics we will discuss include crop rotation, season extension, companion planting, and cover cropping.

This class is geared towards growers with 0-2 seasons of experience, as an introduction or refresher.

Date: Tuesday, May 24th
Time: 5:30–7 PM

Cost: $15


Design a Succulent Planter

Join our greenhouse staff for a lovely afternoon all about succulents! In this workshop, you will arrange your own group of succulents to bring home. We will also cover how to care for succulents and how to take cuttings from your plants. Cost includes a pot, soil, and 3-4 succulent plants. Multiple people can create one pot together, but if you’d like to create more than one pot please register a second time. Participants are welcome to bring their favorite 10” pot if they prefer.

Date: Friday, June 3rd
Time: 1–2 PM

Cost: $40 per container


Past Workshops (2022)

Planning for a Successful Season

Come learn from our farm educators about the many different aspects of growing food, in order to get the most out of your garden this season. Bring your questions and ideas to share with the group, and a notebook to start recording your plan!

Beginner Class

This workshop is a general overview of the many factors to consider as you plan your garden, including different crops’ requirements and nutrient needs, our hardiness zone, and possible pests/diseases you may encounter. Other topics we will discuss include crop rotation, season extension, companion planting, and cover cropping.

This class is geared towards growers with 0-2 seasons of experience, as an introduction or refresher.

Date: Tuesday, April 19th
Time: 5:30–7 PM

Cost: $15

Intermediate Class

This workshop will cover similar content to the beginner level, but in greater detail. We will discuss strategies for increasing productivity and soil health such as crop rotations, crop successions, companion planting, season extension, and cover cropping. We will also focus more specifically on topics such as prevention and management of diseases, pests, and nutrient needs.

This class is geared towards growers with experience looking to dig deeper into their gardening practice.

Date: Saturday, April 23rd
Time: 10–11:30 AM

Cost: $15


Grow a Mother’s Day Planter

Our greenhouse staff will help you design, arrange, and plant your very own 10” planter using plants from our greenhouses. Learn how to care for your planted arrangements, too! Makes a great gift for any mom in your life or a great way to add some color to your outdoor space! Cost includes a pot, soil, and plants. You are welcome to create one pot as a group, but if you’d like to create more than one pot please register a second time. Participants are welcome to bring their favorite 10” pot if they prefer!

Date: Saturday, May 7th
Times: 10–11 AM or 12:30–1:30 PM

Cost: $35 per container