Become a Village Gardener this summer and learn new skills! This popular program, under the direction of our Garden Coordinator and other experts, covers all aspects of herb gardening. Soil preparation, garden planning, composting, mulching, propagation, the use of herbs, and harvesting. Additionally, village gardeners will also learn how to use herbs to create arts and crafts pieces. Village gardeners gather each week to care for the Museum’s herb garden first established in 1987.
The program includes special workshops available only to the Village Gardeners based on topics of interest, and discounts on other garden workshops. Each gardener will be enriched with herbal and gardening knowledge which they can then incorporate into their own garden.
The program officially runs from May through October. Each Village Gardener is asked to contribute at least two hours per week to the maintenance of the garden. Village Gardeners meet every Tuesday morning at 9:00 am and/or an additional time on one evening. Gardeners are free to set their own work schedule. The Garden Coordinator and assistants will post additional times during the week when she will be working in the garden and available to help and answer questions.