The German Garden: This workshop will get you started on a German boxed garden. The morning begins with an introduction to the history of the German garden and New Ulm's use of those traditions. The instructor will go through the steps to build the boxed frame with tips on drainage and soil. Finally, he will introduce some plantings for your garden. When you leave, you will have a plan for your garden, including a list of materials for the frame and a planting layout and schedule.
COST: $50 includes all materials
INSTRUCTOR: Henry Parker
About the instructor:
Henry Parker, a native of Mannheim, Germany, grew up under the tutelage of two sets of grandparents who were avid gardeners. In 1989 he was given the opportunity to use these skills to develop a horticultural program at the Dupage County Convalescent Center (Wheaton, Illinois) where he helped begin one of the first disability garden programs. The program has grown over the years reaching over 65 residents each season, spawned training programs for other facilities, drawn thirty plus Master Gardeners to help facilitate the program, and been a model for community involvement. The program has been recognized by the Chicago Botanical Gardens, Illinois Extension, and the National Horticultural Therapy Association. Henry has presented at several Horticultural Professional Associations.