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Village Gardeners

Enfield Shaker Museum Village Gardeners

Become a Village Gardener

Become a Village Gardener this summer and learn new skills. This popular program under the direction of Museum Herbalist, Happy Griffiths, covers all phases of herb gardening starting in May and ending in September. Soil preparation, garden planning, composting, mulching, propagation and use of herbs, harvesting, and herb crafts will be covered. There will be discussion on the growth, maintenance and use of the "herb bed of the week" (culinary, medicinal, dye and everlasting) followed by a hands on activity using one or several of the herbs. Each student by the end of the summer will be enriched with herbal and gardening knowledge which they can then incorporate into their own garden.

Enfield Shaker Museum Village Gardeners

There is no charge for this program. Each Gardener is encouraged to become a member of the Museum, although not mandatory.

Each Village Gardener is asked to contribute approximately two hours per week to the maintenance of the garden.

Gardeners are free to set their own work schedule, though Happy will post the times during the week when she will be working in the garden and available to help and answer questions.

Village Gardeners will also be encouraged to expand their knowledge of herbs and gardening by volunteering at the annual Harvest Festival in September.

Village Gardeners meet every Tuesday morning at 9:30 am in the Herb Garden.

If you are interested in becoming a Village Gardener, please complete the linked form below and return the form via email or mail.

Detailed schedules will be sent to all who sign up. [ Village Gardener FormMicrosoft Word Document ]


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