Springtime Brings UMass Amherst Gardening Workshops across State

AMHERST, Mass. – A series of seminars on home gardening topics taught by University of Massachusetts Amherst agriculture faculty and professional staff is being offered at sites around the state in April and May.
All of the workshops take place on Saturdays. Registration fees vary. Online registration and full descriptions of the workshops and other upcoming events are available at http://umassgarden.com or call 413/545-2254.
  • The 100-Square-Foot, 25-Tree, 5-Variety Backyard Apple Orchard Fruiting Wall, April 20, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sholan Farms, 1125 Pleasant St., Leominster (registration $75)

  • Insect Pests & Diseases of Apples, April 27, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sholan Farms, 1125 Pleasant St., Leominster (registration $50)

  • Edible Forest Gardens, May 4, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 102 French Hall, UMass Amherst, 243 Stockbridge Rd., Amherst (registration $50)

  • Native Pollinator Conservation, May 25, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Lands Sake Farm, 27 Crescent St., Weston (registration $50)