FAYETTE — Building raised gardens, container gardens and mini-greenhouses will be covered in the second in a series of gardening workshops sponsored by the Friends of Starling Hall.

Brian Newell, local builder and hobby gardener, will share new ways to garden and use available space. He will discuss how to economically build, fill and plan raised gardens of varying designs to conserve on space and provide relief for those with sore backs from planting and weeding ground level beds.

Tired of running out to the garden for an herb, an addition to a salad, or a quick bouquet of flowers to brighten your home? Brian will help plan container gardens that provide easy access to everyday vegetables or a background of beautiful blossoms to brighten decks or walkways, only a quick step away from your door.

The workshops will explore building mini-greenhouses to give a jumpstart or extend the short Maine growing season.

The workshop, a fundraiser for Starling Hall’s rebuilding project, is Saturday, April 25, from 9-11 am at Starling Hall, Route 17, Fayette. Recommended donation is $5 which will cover the cost of printed materials. All extra will go toward the rebuilding fund.

For more information or to preregister, please call Ellie Andrews at 293-2044 or email Misty at [email protected]

This is the second in a series of gardening workshops sponsored by the Friends of Starling Hall. If you have expertise of your own to share or ideas for future workshops, please let the group know.


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