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Gardening Classes and Backyard Education

Compost Happens 

Learn the basics of setting up a backyard composting system, including best locations and pest management.

Instructor: Roxanne Kapitan, Garden Wisdom

Friday, April 21, 10:30–noon, Free

Oak Bluffs private residence, Sponsored by the Oak Bluffs Library and IGI

Email [email protected] or call 508-693-9433 to register

Awakening with Spring through your Herb Garden

Learn about the nutritious and healing qualities of herbs 

Instructor: Heidi Schmidt, Vineyard Sound Herbs

Tuesday, April 18, 1‒2 p.m., $10

The Wakeman Center, Vineyard Haven

To register: Marthasvineyardgardenclub.org

Climate Action Day

Events for everyone including a garden seed giveaway, a composting demo, how to reduce your lawn footprint, and more

Sunday, May 7, 12‒4 p.m., Free

Agricultural Hall and Grounds, Panhandle Road, West Tisbury

For more information: [email protected]

Weekly Weed Walks 

Join Rebecca Gilbert, farmer and author of Weedy Wisdom for the Curious Forager: Common Plants to Nourish Your Body, for a walk around her farm learning to identify edible weeds. (See our story on her here.)

Every Thursday starting June 1, 10–11 a.m., By donation

Native Earth Teaching Farm, 94 North Road, Chilmark

To register: [email protected]

How to Plant an Herb Garden A-Z

Join two experts to learn about a variety of tea, culinary, and medicinal herbs, and edible flowers. Hands-on planting, cooking tips, herbal refreshments

Instructors: Roxanne Kapitan, Garden Wisdom; Rebecca Gilbert, Native Earth farmer and author; Catherine Walthers, cookbook author

Saturday, June 3, 10:30‒noon, $30

Native Earth Teaching Farm, 94 North Road, Chilmark

To register: [email protected]  

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Catherine Walthers
Catherine Walthers
Catherine Walthers, Bluedot’s food editor, is a Martha’s Vineyard-based writer, culinary instructor, and private chef. A former journalist, she is the author of 4 cookbooks, including Kale, Glorious Kale, Soups + Sides, and Raising the Salad Bar. She wrote an environmental guidebook called A Greener Boston published by Chronicle Books in 1992. Follow her on Instagram @catherine_walthers.
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