7th Annual Spring Seminar in Gardening

Turner Public Library's 7th Annual Spring Seminar in Gardening will take place on Saturday, April 14, in the downstairs Community Room in the Leavitt Institute Building located in the same building as the library.  The seminar starts at 9:00 am with free coffee and Ricker Hill donuts, as well as sign-up for the generous door prizes donated by Turner businesses.

The speakers begin at 9:30. Wes Clark, owner and proprietor of Clark's Farm with greenhouse sales on Route 4 in Turner, will address "Annual Flowers for Pots & Baskets: Keep Them Thriving." Wes, whose landscaping work graces numerous Turner businesses as well as the Turner Town Office, will offer tips on selecting plants, soils, and containers, as well as, care for the best results throughout the summer.

John Zocchi is a semi-retired architect who gardens adventurously at his home on Torrey Hill in North Turner. His presentation is entitled "Life in the Underground: Onions, Garlic, Leeks, Shallots..." This part of the seminar will cover six closely related garden vegetables, how they grow, how to cultivate them, and how to store them for the winter. It will concentrate on onions and garlic. Differences and similarities in the methods required for raising each of the plants will be shown. Slides of last year's garden will illustrate methods and follow stages of a typical season from seed to harvest. Locally proven types and varieties will be recommended.

Door prizes will be drawn during coffee and snack break between speakers. We will conclude at noon so you and your family can have a great gardening day.

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