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Think Spring with Graf Growers' March How-to classes and workshops

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Spring Potting Workshop

Graf Growers will present a series of learning and how-to garden seminars and workshops on select Saturday’s in March.

The following is a list of dates, speakers, and a short description of each learning & how to class:

Saturday, March 8 at 10am: Jumpstart your thinking & create your Garden Bucket List

Speaker: Lisa Graf, Partner at Graf Growers Garden Center

Jumpstart planning for the upcoming season and get ideas to start your garden bucket list! Lisa will share her garden bucket list experiences that she has had so far in her career while exploring new ideas for you and your garden. There are an abundance of tips and tricks up her sleeve that she is ready to share to help you begin. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, everyone will be able to learn something new and become inspired by Lisa’s talk! Seminar Fee: $12


Saturday, March 22 at 10am: Insider Tips from the Files of our Landscape Designers

Speaker: Craig Graf, Partner at Graf’s Landscape & Design

Ready to add value to your home, but want a low maintenance landscape? New to being a homeowner and not sure where to start? Want to spend more time outside, but there is nowhere to go? Join us for this landscape seminar where Craig will share insider tips and tricks that’ll make landscaping less intimidating. Craig will show you landscape designs and materials that will compliment your lifestyle and budget. He’ll also provide creative ideas for solving landscape issues such as drainage, slopes and privacy as well as inspiration for easily enhancing spaces and adding interesting elements. Seminar Fee: $10

Saturday, March 29 at 10am:

Vegetable Gardening 101: Getting the Most Out of your Vegetable Gardening Efforts

Speaker: Vince Matlock, Summit Co. Master Gardener specializing in backyard & local foods

Whether you are new to the vegetable gardening trend or are a seasoned gardener, you’ll learn new ways to make the most of your gardening efforts. Vince will teach you vegetable gardening techniques to extend the growing season and how to stretch your harvest from early spring until late fall. Vince is an avid and experienced vegetable gardener and will share his hands-on experiences in his presentation as well as answer all of your gardening questions.

Seminar Fee: $10, free gardening gift included.

The following is a list of hands-on workshops with dates, times and descriptions:

Saturday, March 15 at 10am: Early Spring Potting Workshop

Come create an early spring flowering porch pot for your home! At this workshop, we’ll be planting and embellishing a Hellebores porch pot that’ll stay pretty on your porch until it is time to plant pansies. Hellebores are unique, cold tolerant perennials that will prolifically bloom and add unique interest to your home during the colder months. Join us as we create new porch pots that’ll bring you gardening joy when you least expect it! No class fee; you only pay for materials used. Potting soil provided for free.

Saturday, March 22 at 1pm: Terrarium Workshop

Think outside of the pot! Brighten up your home this winter with fresh, colorful plants and mini-scape your own little world. At this hands-on workshop, you will design and plant a tiny garden under glass. You may bring a terrarium from home or purchase one here. We encourage you to bring a vessel or vase that it larger than you think you want, because the smaller the terrarium, the harder it is to be creative! No class fee; you only pay for materials used. Potting soil provided for free.


Seminars take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Graf Growers, 1015 White Pond Drive, with easy access from West Market Street and Interstate 77. Workshops are at times listed. Preregistration for the events are encouraged because of limited seating; however; participants are welcome to stop by and attend as seating allows. Call Graf Growers at 330-836-2727 to sign up or email Karlie at

For more information, visit or call 330-836-2727. Graf Growers is a family-owned garden center located at 1015 White Pond Drive in Akron, Ohio.

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