Gardeners’ Guide for June 16, 2018

Friday, June 15, 2018

Editor’s Note: The Gardeners’ Guide is a seasonal rundown of gardening related events. Listings are free. Email: features@recorder.com. Questions? Call 413-772-0261, ext. 276. Weather may cancel or force the rescheduling of some of these events. Additionally, space is often limited. Please contact organizers to ensure you can attend. This is particularly important if registration is required.

Grown in Westhampton

“Making Your Own Herbal Bitters”: Monday, June 18, 7 to 8:30 p.m. John Hannah Jacobson-Hardy of Sweet Birch Herbals for a workshop about the importance of bitters to aid digestion and support liver functioning. Craft a tincture containing local bitters. Includes recipes, handouts and tastings. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton.

Cutting Gardens: Tuesday, July 31, 6:30 p.m. Maureen Dempsey of Intervale Farm will lead a tour of her flower beds and a discussion on cutting gardens. Learn about flower choice, planting methods, staking, pests, irrigation, succession planting, timing of harvest and care after harvest. Intervale Farm, 106 South Road, Westhampton.

Sons and Daughters of Hawley

“It’s All Hawley” Summer Tour: Saturday, June 30. Tour creative and colorful gardens, view paintings of Hawley and quilts created by residents in two separate churches, participate in a cooking demonstration in celebration of rhubarb and enjoy yogurt at Sidehill Farm. The self-guided tour of West Hawley runs from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by a luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. East Hawley sites will be open from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Held rain or shine. Tour is $10; lunch is an additional $12. Contact Melanie Poudrier at 413-339-5347, Rainey McCarthy at 413-339-4903 or Pamela Shrimpton at 413-339-4091 for tickets, maps and further information.