Land Trust’s Community Garden Adds Hands-on Component to Gardening Series


Sharpen your gardening skills

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Whether you are a beginner or seasoned vegetable gardener, join the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust’s Tom Settlemire Community Garden for a free series of six vegetable gardening workshops this winter.

Brunswick, Maine – December 20, 2013. Get your hands dirty this winter as you learn from master gardeners during this year’s annual workshop series on vegetable gardening. The Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust’s Tom Settlemire Community Garden has changed the format of their successful winter workshop series this year to include practical, hands-on training on how gardeners of all levels can improve their skills in 2014. The workshops will focus on organic gardening methods and will provide information about topics such as choosing plant varieties, starting seedlings, timing of planting, soil enrichment and mulching, gardening in small spaces, and controlling common pests and disease.

The first five of six workshops are free and open to the public.

Six workshops will be held on every-other Sunday in Brunswick between January 12 and March 23. The first 5 workshops in the series are offered at no cost, while the 6th workshop, featuring Master Preservers Allison Duffy and Kate McCarty, will raise funds that allow the Land Trust’s Community Garden to continue to provide these workshop series and other benefits to the community in future years.

“The overwhelming response to last year’s series indicated a real hunger in the community for access to gardening expertise. So we’re continuing the series this year and changing the content enough so it will be useful to newcomers and those who attended last year.” Angela Twitchell, Executive Director of the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust

Throughout the workshop series, you will learn from master gardeners that can review your specific garden plan, and make individualized suggestions as to how you can produce more from your garden.

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If you want to get involved in the workshop series this year, visit, contact the Land Trust at (207) 729-7694, or Linton Studdiford: (207) 798-5899,

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