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March 2020

Mushrooms

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lawrence Barn

Stephanie Doyle from New Hampshire Mushroom Company, will speak about the work the New Hampshire Mushroom Company does growing mushrooms, and will also touch on wild mushrooms and their role in the environment and your garden.  Stephanie will take you through the process NHMC uses to cultivate gorgeous and delicious specialty mushrooms.  You will also get an inside look at what a day in the life of a mushroom farmer looks like. Stephanie has worked for NHMC for over two years…

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April 2020

Lilacs

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Lawrence Barn

Our New Hampshire state flower!  Barbara Rollins will tell us how and when the purple lilac first came to NH.  She'll talk abut lilac colors, varieties, care and diseases of the shrub.  Her presentation will cover planting instructions and pruning techniques.  She will also provide some history of the lilac and will talk about the annual Lilac Photo Contest.  This presentation is just in time for our annual May blooming of these beautiful flowers. Barbara Rollins is a Landscape Specialist Supervisor…

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May 2020

Integrated Pest Management and Insects in our Garden

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Lawrence Barn

Rachel Maccini of UNH Cooperative Extension will discuss the major groups of garden pests and give tips to identify the most common found in gardens in New Hampshire.  She will help gardeners learn how to incorporate important Integrated Pest Management "IPM" strategies to control garden pests.  IPM is an ecological approach to pest control that protects pollinators and is safer for the environment.  Rachel will walk us through the basics of IPM, which includes knowing the proper method to use…

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Annual Plant Sale

May 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hollis Town Common

Our annual plant sale is our main fundraiser held in the Hollis Town Common. Please see details listed separately.

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June 2020

Design with Vines

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Lawrence Barn

There is nothing like a vine to add height, scale and drama to any gardening space.  Take your garden into a new dimension by learning creative uses for a variety of ornamental vines, both annual and perennial.  During this slide presentation of beautiful garden photographs, Cheryl Monroe will discuss using vines as structural elements, ground covers and as a second season of interest in shrub borders.  We will also learn about vines to avoid and how to follow the golden…

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