Greater Newark Conservancy is inviting participants to start planning for the 2015 gardening season at Greater Newark Conservancy’s 4th Annual Beds & Breakfast Seminar on Saturday, February 21st (snow date March 8th), from 9:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m.
Community gardeners from Newark, Essex County and beyond are invited to share information and gardening tips while enjoying a delicious breakfast, exciting presentations, networking, workshops and giveaways.
Seminar participants will learn about Community Gardening and Urban Farming programs, how to create community gardens in their neighborhoods, take part in hands-on demonstrations and presentations and get connected with other community gardeners. Topics to be covered include seed starting, hydroponics, composting, tree pruning, rain water harvesting and more.
“Beds & Breakfast was created for the gardener interested in getting a jump on the upcoming season,” noted Robin Dougherty, the Conservancy’s Executive Director. “Whether you are just beginning or are trying to learn more about local resources and programs, this winter seminar will provide everything you need to prepare for the year ahead.”
Resource tables filled with information from seed companies and local organizations will also be available at the Conservancy’s Outdoor Learning Center, 32 Prince Street in Newark during the seminar.
Seating is limited to the first 40 people who register. Register and pay by February 13th to secure your participation. The registration fee includes breakfast, giveaways and resources. No walk-ins can be accommodated on the day of the event. Participants must be aged 15 and older (no child care is available).
To register, or for more information about Greater Newark Conservancy’s programs and services, call 973.642.4646 or visit www.citybloom.org. You can also follow news from the Conservancy through social media at Facebook.com/GreaterNewarkConservancy and Twitter at @Citybloom87.