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Make Your Own Mini-Greenhouse to Start Seedlings

This program requires registration

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Want to get a jump on spring – and attract pollinators to your garden this summer? Register for our Pollinator talk!

Make your own “mini-greenhouse” in a bottle to start seedlings. Make your own winter sowing bottles and leave them outside until spring. “If you grow it, they will come!”

Seed Samples Provided

A sample of seeds will be provided to the first 20 registrants. Samples may be picked up at the library starting Monday, January 11th.

Items for Participants to Have Ready

Have ready your own bottle (or 2): clear 1-litre or 2-litre soda bottles or translucent half gallon milk bottles are recommended. Seeds to sow provided for advance registrants. For adults (and grade school-aged kids and above, with supervision.)

About the Presenter

Alice Ely, UConn Advanced Master Gardener & UConn Master Composter, loves teaching winter sowing to both novice and experienced gardeners alike. “There’s no better way to get a jump on spring, while letting nature do the work!” she says. In addition to her role as Gardens Chair at Wakeman Town Farm, she spreads the word about the Pollinator Pathway, and teaches homeowners how to garden, through her garden coaching business, Gardenwithalice.com. When she’s not in someone else’s garden, you’ll find her in her own, raising lots of milkweed and Monarch butterflies.

Registration Information

Not a member of Darien Library, or need help registering? Email Adult Programming at apstaff@darienlibrary.org.

This event will take place on Zoom. You will receive an email confirming your registration with a link to join the meeting an hour before the event.

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