Educational Series

It is our mission through the Garden Center Educational Series to engage and educate the community and help every gardener realize his or her full potential. Students learn vital information on seasonally specific subjects from both our own resident experts and traveling guest instructors. Classes are typically held on the third Thursday of the month at 7pm and cost $5, which includes the price of materials, instructions, and a $5 rebate on Garden Center merchandise the night of the class.



Secrets to Successful Soil

w/ Coast of Maine Organics and the Frey Group

Thursday, April 18, at 7:00 PM

A plant is only as healthy as the soil it grows in. Don’t make the mistake of overlooking your soil conditions this year. Experts from Coast of Maine Organics and The Frey Group will be here to teach how to set your garden up for year-long success by utilizing the right combination of soil amendments, mulch, fertilizers, and tools! You will be amazed what a few tips and tweaks will do for your garden, so join us for a fun evening while you learn the secrets to success! Admission is $5 and includes a $5 coupon to the Garden Center

CLICK HERE to sign up now!

2018 Class Schedule

  • January 16, 6:30 PM – Houseplants 101 (We had a blast!)

  • February 21, 6:30 PM – Seed Starting with Doug Oster

  • March 21, 6:30 PM – Jonathan Green Lawn Care

  • April 18, 7:00 PM – Secrets to Successful Soil with Anita DaFonte from Coast of Maine Organics

  • May 16, 7:00 PM – Gardening with Jessica Walliser

  • June 20, 7:00 PM – Herbs with Andrea Jackson

  • July 18, 7:00 PM – Perennial Gardening

  • August 15, 7:00 PM – “Oh Deer!” Deer Resistant Gardening

  • September 19, 7:00 PM – DIY Airplants

  • October 17, 7:00 PM – All About Apples with Randy Soergel

  • November 21, 6:30 PM – Birding with Aspen Song Wild Bird Food