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Direct Sowing for Vegetable Gardeners

May 1, 2022 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

It is never too late to start your garden. Many vegetables can be easily direct-sown into the garden and, indeed, even benefit from not experiencing transplant shock as young seedlings. This one-hour course will cover crop selection, basic site preparation, best practices for sowing and ongoing care, for those of us who did not manage to get out into the garden as early in the season as we had hoped. 

In his life as a gardener,  Lee Buttala has explored the world of gardening from many angles. He is the former Executive Director of Seed Savers Exchange, a seed bank dedicated to the sharing and saving of seeds that define America's food and garden heritage, and the only non-governmental organization storing seed at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. He previously served as Director of Marketing Communications for BBG and Preservation Manager for the Garden Conservancy;he is currently chair of the Historic Landscapes Committee of the APGA. Lee won an Emmy award for his role as a garden television producer for Martha Stewart Living and was the creator of PBS's Cultivating Life. He is the editor of the award-winning book, The Seed Garden: The Art and Practice of Saving Seed, writes a weekly garden column for the Berkshire Edge and serves on the board of Hollister House Garden in Washington, CT. He lives in Ashley Falls, MA.

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