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The Friends of the Horticulture Farm is a grassroots organization dedicated to protecting, enhancing and promoting the significant plant collections and natural areas of the UVM Horticultural Research Center in South Burlington, Vermont for education, research, and public enrichment.

 

 
 

"Why Ferns Are Like a Persian Carpet"
Wednesday, May 27th 6:00 to 8:00pm

David Barrington, UVM Professor of Plant Biology, will introduce the evolution of Vermont ferns, a diverse and remarkably innovative plant group with a deep history and dramatic success in the modern world.

EMG-Education Hours FREE

Maidenhair Fern

 

"Edible Forest Gardens"

Meghan Giroux
Saturday, June 6, 9:00 to Noon


Join Meghan Giroux from Vermont Edible Landscapes and learn how to design, establish and maintain edible ecosystems that mimic the function of natural forests. Explore different plant materials including herbs, perennial vegetables, fruits and berries to increase biodiversity, utilize plants that accumulate nutrients, and create habitat for beneficial insects.

EMG-Education Hours
Members $10 Non-members $15

Edible Landscapes

"Growing Orchids"

 Professsor Mark Starrett, University of Vermont
Wednesday, June 24, 6:00 to 8:00pm


Dr. Mark Starrett from UVM’s Plant and Soil Science Department will share his 30 years of orchid growing expertise with you. He will focus on the easiest orchids to grow at home without a greenhouse, and he will provide details on containers, potting media, watering, fertilizing, and light conditions to help your orchids thrive.

EMG-Education Hours
FREE

orchid

 

 


GeesebyJenMills
Photo by Sally McCay

 

 
 
GeesebyJenMills

Photo by Jen Mills



 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Upcoming Events

   

2015 Calendar of Events PDF

Online Calendar of Events

Hello Friends,

May is finally here, and with it, warmer days. We have a wonderful line up of events for Springtime, including free presentations by UVM faculty We hope you can join us!

Email:info@friendsofthehortfarm.org

Thank you from your Volunteer Board Members, Friends of the Horticulture Farm.

Help us get the word out about our calendar, friend us on Facebook and share our events.
 

 

 

 
 
   
PLEASE ALSO VISIT THE WEB SITES OF SOME OF OUR LOCAL GARDENING FRIENDS/SUPPORTERS:
 
 
     
 
     
 
    Branch Out Burlington  
 
     
 
   
 
 
   
American Conifer Society
 
 
 
 
 
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