The North Country Maturing Gardener has in the past, offered a number of Gardening courses at ILEAD (Institute for Lifelong Education At Dartmouth). They have been well received and well attended. The topics have covered Gardening for those with physical limitations through total overviews for gardeners and how they can make their gardens places of loveliness!
She is patiently awaiting the publication of her first book on Accessible Gardening, which languishes on the publishers “to do” table! For many years she wrote an article on Gardening for the Wethersfield Post, in Wethersfield, CT. She worked in the gardens of the Wethersfield historical Solomon Welles House for a season or two, helping and advising on care of the grounds. She has spoken to Garden Clubs on such topics as Colonial Gardening and why Colonial Gardens were laid out in the manner they were. When living in Glastonbury, CT she led workshops in pruning and care of condominium plantings for the residents. It was a way to help those living there make their surroundings beautiful without having to wait for the gardening crew to come and give their shrubs and plantings “haircuts”! The workshops were a welcome treat for those partaking.
Annemarie was certified as a Master Gardener in Connecticut. After moving to New Hampshire, she joined the ranks of Master Gardener there as well. These seminars are NOT under the auspices of the New Hampshire Extension Service, so although a Master Gardener, Annemarie is not giving an Extension program.
At the present time, Annemarie has a gardening blog, North Country Maturing Gardener. It can be found at this link. She has been a presence on the “web” since arriving in New Hampshire in 1995, answering gardening questions. She does most of her gardening “on line” as the frailties of aging are catching up with her and are limiting her ability to “dig in”.