Heather will discuss tree care, from planting to pruning to final rites, along with the role of native trees in Bloomington’s ecosystem.
Randi will answer all your questions about home composting (and anything else compost-related you’d like to explore). A free Geobin composter to one lucky winner! Also, 10% off all purchases and 20% off Geobins that afternoon.
A new workshop this year: Think Inside the Leaf with Kat Gullick, Herbalist and Chef.
Breathe, sip, and relax as the biochemistry of herbal infused teas, juices, and elixirs, transforms you.
This class is guided by learning, listening, and tasting botanicals to nourish and protect the body and spirit. It offers economical and nourishing tips on how to grow, harvest, store, and prepare a wide variety of local healing botanicals.
Part Two: Planting Trees and Shrubs in the Fall
Most people think of spring as the planting season, but while the days are getting shorter and nights cooler, trees and shrubs are sending all of the energy from their leaves to their roots where they can continue to grow underground until the ground freezes. It's a little known fact that trees and shrubs put on the majority of their roots growth each year between September and November. Without the stress of hot, sunny days, plants can become established in little time, with minimal care, and get a head start going into to the following spring.
Learn how to take advantage of planting dormant trees and shrubs in autumn. We will cover everything from how to choose the proper location, prepping and amending the soil for maximum success, and methods of future maintenance.
Presented by Salem Willard of Bread & Roses Nursery and Bread & Roses Gardens"