After a bountiful season, it’s time to prepare your garden for winter — andensure a beautiful and vibrant spring! This course walks students through what should be done to get their property, including gardens ready — from cleaning out the vegetable garden to protecting trees and shrubs. It is presented in a month-by-month format. Also included is a presentation on how to attract and sustain winter birds.
Instructor Jean Vose has two major passions in life — gardening and pollinators. She is a Master Gardener, Certified Horticulturist and backyard beekeeper who lives in Nobleboro, where she has created gardens to attract pollinators as well as the other beneficial creatures. The original homestead, established in 1910, features a farmhouse bounded by more than 10 acres of open fields and mixed woods. The gardens feature vegetables, herbs, ornamental grasses, trees, and shady spots. Most of Jean’s gardens have been established for 20 years. She has been a backyard beekeeper since 1986. Since moving to Maine in 1998, Jean and her late husband began a beekeeping course that led to the formation of the Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers (KLCB) in 2003. She is committed to conservation and other nature activities. She has been a “birder” for many years and, in the winter, counts birds for Cornell’s Project Feeder Watch. Jean is a retired nurse and office administrator who shares her life with golden retriever Honey, kitty Annie, and her many gardens.
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