You’re invited to attend these upcoming educational workshops and events at Boulder Knoll Community Farm:
Planting Anne’s Garden
Friday June 24th 4-6pm
Join us in honoring the life of Anne Giddings, wife of Friends of Boulder Knoll Board President Bob Giddings, by planting a memorial garden on the farm. We will be planting an array of annuals and perennials and will follow a collaborative design that will greet every future visitor to the farm. Light refreshments, gloves and tools provided.
Exploring Ecosystems on the Farm Part II
Tuesday June 28th 4-6pm
Farm Educator Julia will lead a hike around the Boulder Knoll property, through forests, fields and wetlands. In this guided interpretation, we will examine what has changed in nature since our spring walk and examine unique landscape features, plants, trees, wildlife, and folklore. Please wear long pants and be prepared for uneven ground!
Beyond the Basics: Organic Gardening
Tuesday July 5th 4-6pm
Already begun a garden? Want to take it to the next level? Farmer Brenda will lead this workshop in going beyond the basics of organic gardening. Using examples from the farm and drawing on Brenda’s years of hands-on experience in the field, we’ll cover many aspects of farming. Participants are encouraged to come with questions!
Whats Buggin’ You?
Saturday July 16th 10-12am
The CT Agricultural Experiment Station’s Kim Stoner will lead this morning workshop on insect ecology. Dr. Stoner, an expert in local pollinators and entomology, will help us discover different insects, their relationships to plants and their purpose on the farm.
Friend or Foe? Invasive Plants and You
Saturday July 23rd 9-11am
Join horticulturist and invasive plant expert Rose Hiskes of the CT Agriculture Experiment Station in understanding the plants that are threatening our native ecosystems. Brief lecture followed by a walk around Boulder Knoll farm and forest in search of invasive plants.
Events are free and open to the public. Bring your enthusiasm and dress for the outdoors!