Garden Workshop

Saturday, March 22, 2014 -
8:30am to 4:00pm

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$45 for Members
$55 for non-Members

A Local Harvest Lunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern is included with registration.

The Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges is offering a special rate for Garden Workshop participants at $99 per night. Call 508-347-5056 for reservations or book online using code Gard.

A workshop for the home gardener, no experience necessary.

Planning your first vegetable garden or hoping to improve the quality of your backyard vegetable garden? Join us as this popular program returns for its sixth year with an emphasis on techniques to start and succeed with common vegetables.

Consider entering items from your harvest at our Agricultural Exhibition in September.

Schedule of Events

8:30-9:00  Registration
9:00-10:00  Keynote:  “Non-Stop Garden” with Jennifer Benner
10:15-11:45  Tips for Success with Common Vegetables with Christie Higginbottom
12:00-1:00  Local Harvest Luncheon 

Afternoon breakout panels from 1:00-4:00
1. Paul Rogers—A Conversation about Gardening with Native Plants
2. Mark and Tammy Doherty—Attracting Bees and Hummingbirds to Your Garden
3. Sal Gilbertie—Small Plot, High Yield Gardening

Local Harvest Lunch Menu

Please note, the Local Harvest menu is subject to change.

  • Creamy Roasted Tomato Bisque
  • Lemon Thyme Scented Chicken
  • Garlic & Shallot Buttered Pattipan & Sunburst Squash 
  • VT Maple Cheddar Potatoes Au Gratin
  • Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

Follow-up programs during spring and summer

As a special benefit of participation in this March workshop, a series of follow-up demonstrations will take place in our OSV gardens on select weekends during the 2014 garden season. These demonstrations will be available exclusively to March workshop participants.

Please note: OSV Members and Sturbridge residents are admitted to the Village free for these follow-up programs.  March Garden Workshop participants who are not OSV Members or Sturbridge residents will be eligible for half-price admission to OSV on these scheduled days.

Planning Ahead

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

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