You Can Sign Up for One or More Gardening Classes at Darien Nature Center

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The Darien Nature Center is pleased to announce a new gardening series starting this fall and continuing through the winter into spring.

We will be joined by master gardener, Eve Mauger, and by native plant and composting enthusiast, Deepika Saksena, as we explore everything from pruning, planting, the benefits of native species, and what to do with those pesky weeds!

Darien Nature Center gardening classes 08-20-17

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The first gardening class will take place Sept. 14 at Darien Nature Center.

“Adding native plants to your garden can have remarkable results — adding beautiful color and texture, simplifying care, and attracting birds, butterflies and pollinating bees,” said Mauger, who will be leading the series.

“We also want to share tips on gardening basics and composting that every level of gardener can benefit from. Mostly, we will have fun in the garden and learn from each other as we share knowledge and experience.”

All classes will run from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and topics will include:

  • Propagation — Thursday, Sept. 14
  • Lazy Guide to Composting and Compost Tea — Thursday, Sept. 28
  • Put Your Garden to Bed — Thursday, Oct. 26
  • Wake Up Your Garden! — Thursday, Feb. 22
  • Pruning — Thursday, March 22
  • Weeds, Weeds, Weeds! — Thursday, April 26

Classes will take place at the Darien Nature Center and in local gardens. Individual sessions are $35 and the full six-part series is $175.

Sign up for one, or all six, and learn everything you need to achieve a beautiful garden, and have fun doing it! Information and registration is available online at the Darien Nature Center website.

— an announcement from Darien Nature Center