Turner Public Library will conduct its 7th Annual Spring Gardening Seminar on Saturday, April 14, beginning at 9:00 am in the Community Room of the Leavitt Institute Building (same location as the library). There will be complimentary coffee and Ricker Hill donuts, along with generous door prizes awarded during the break between presentations.
Speakers this year are local gardening favorites Wes Clark and John Zocchi. Mr. Clark owns and operates Clark’s Farm, with greenhouse sales on Rt. 4 in Turner. Numerous Turner business, as well as the Town Office, are graced by plantings created by Clark’s Farms. Mr. Clark will present on “Annual Flowers for Pots and Baskets: Keep Them Thriving.” He will offer tips on plants, soils, containers, and care for best results throughout the summer.
John Zocchi is a semi-retired architect who gardens adventurously at his North Turner home. His presentation, entitled “Life in The Underground: Onions, Garlic, Leeks, Shallots…” This presentation will discuss six closely related garden vegetable, how they grow, how to cultivate them, and how to store them for the winter. It will concentrate primarily on onions and garlic. Differences and similarities in the methods required for raising each of the plants will be shown, with slides of Mr. Zocchi’s own garden. Local proven types and varieties will be recommended.
The seminar will conclude at noon so you and your family can have a great afternoon in the garden.