Over the past year, millions of people have been gardening to recover from all the stress caused by the pandemic. Not only is growing plants a wonderful hobby to pass the time, but it also has some excellent health benefits, like fighting chronic diseases and improving your mood. Armloads of gorgeous blooms and native produce are also a big bonus. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you’ll want to clear your weekend schedule (you can do your binge-watching later) so you can join the Great Grow Along virtual gardening festival. And as a Better Homes & Gardens reader, you’ll get a $ 5 discount off the event.
The first Great Grow Along will take place from Friday March 19th to Sunday March 21st. It includes more than 40 sessions from seasoned gardeners, Kevin Espiritu, founder of Epic Gardening, and Linda Vater, a garden designer and stylist. Classes are divided into six sections: edible gardening, pollinators and plants, urban gardening, DIY landscaping, houseplants, and deeper digging (with an emphasis on the ground). There will be workshops, Q&A sessions and live interviews.
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“With the wave of new gardeners entering the hobby in 2020, we saw a historic opportunity to offer our experiences and advice and to welcome them,” said LaManda Joy, founder of City Grange in Chicago and thought leader of Great Grow Along. “For your future and ours, we envisioned the Great Grow Along as a virtual event that empowers new gardeners by improving their skills through education.”
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To sign up, visit the Great Grow Along website and click the Reserve Your Spot button to book. The three day event is $ 30, but our exclusive discount code can get your ticket for $ 25. (Clicking this link will automatically apply the discount.) For this price, you can view the courses live and watch the recordings for up to six months after the event if you need a refresher or had to miss a live session.
This event is the perfect start to spring, which officially begins on Saturday March 20th. So get your tickets soon. You can become a skilled gardener in just one weekend.