Home Gardening Webinar Series


Four online classes packed with practical information
to get your garden ready for summer

Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:00 PM
May 5-12-19-26, 2021

Whether you’re looking for a refresher course or are brand new to gardening, this four-lecture series is sure to up your self-confidence as you plan for that all-important first shopping trip to the garden center.

ONLINE CLASSES are 1-1/2 hrs. each and include How-To presentations and plenty of time for live Q&A: 

  • Vegetable Gardening: Planning, preparing and planting a vegetable garden is easier if you start early, think ahead, and always keep in mind the goal of having warm-from-the-sun tomatoes, peppers, and other favorites. We’ll talk about what is involved in growing healthy vegetables and how to start and/or maintain your very own vegetable garden.
  • Perennial Gardening: Perennials are the backbone of the garden. We will explore perennials for sun and shade and look at the importance of natives in the garden. With a little knowhow you will be able to keep your perennial garden in bloom from early spring to late autumn. 
  • Landscaping Basics: Do you have the feeling that you should be planning your property, rather than just mowing it or buying whatever is in bloom? Now is the time to get started! Learn about your plants’ basic needs and how you can easily meet them for years of happy botanical companionship in your garden. 
  • Container Gardening: Whether you choose to plant vegetables, ornamentals or even houseplants, container gardening is an adventure all to itself. Let your creative juices flow and come ready to learn! The presentation is packed with information and tricks of the trade for both beginners and advanced gardeners. The talk includes a PowerPoint presentation with plenty of pictures, followed by a “how to” demonstration. 

INSTRUCTORS are senior Master Gardeners who are experts in their topics:

  • Gretel Anspach – A Master Gardener since 1998, Gretel is a retired engineer with a passion for both the art and the science of gardening. A sought-after MMGA Speakers Bureau presenter, her repertoire includes a wide range of practical topics. She is also the volunteer manager of a food pantry garden in Marlborough. 
  • Kathi Gariepy – A Lifetime Master Gardener since 2000 with over 10,000 MMGA volunteer hours under her belt, Kathi is a founding member of the MMGA Speakers Bureau and has presented to hundreds of organizations. Her talks are known for their eye-popping photographs. 
  • Jodi Frank A Master Gardener since 2012, Jodi is a lifelong in-ground gardener and container designer/gardener with many wonderful memories of working in the garden with both her grandfather and father. Also known as “Dr. Frank,” Jodi holds a PhD in Kinesiology from UCONN. Her understanding of the natural world combines her love of nature and knowledge of how the body moves within it. 

COST: The cost of the four-lecture Home Garden Webinar Series ‒ Spring is $60, payable by credit/debit card or PayPal. Classes are not available individually. Registration closes Friday, April 30, 2021. Refunds not available after April 30, 2021 or for individual classes.

FAQ: answers to frequently asked questions.

Questions? Email us at HomeGardenWebinar@MassMasterGardeners.org

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