November 12, 10:00-11:30
Price: $15 person / $10 member
Presenter: Ben Pauly
Location: On site at Billings Farm & Museum
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Ditch the plastic decorations this holiday season! Join Ben Pauly, Creative Director of Landscape Design at the Woodstock Inn, to make beautiful Vermont Holiday decorations with materials found in your backyard. Ben will share his favorite natural materials for decorating and talk about how your holiday decorations can be more sustainable and (ever)green. Each participant will make a natural decoration to take home with them.
A Q&A period with the presenter may continue for up to 30 minutes past the scheduled end time.
Cancellation Policy: There are often waitlists for our workshops, so please let us know in advance if you are unable to attend. Refunds are available up to 14 days before the class is held. There are no refunds within 14 days.
Safety Policy: For the continued safety of our staff and guests, wearing a face mask is encouraged and very much appreciated in our indoor spaces. If you have symptoms of a respiratory illness please wear a mask or consider visiting another time.
Billings Backyard is a series of workshops designed to teach sustainable living skills to adult participants and is underwritten by a generous grant from the SpringRiver Private Foundation Trust. Each workshop includes hands-on demonstrations and concrete steps for incorporating these skills into everyday life. Find more Billings Backyard Series workshops
This workshop will be held at Billings Farm & Museum.
About Ben Pauly:
Master Gardener Ben Pauly is the Creative Director of Landscape and Design for the Woodstock Inn & Resort and Billings Farm & Museum. He grows, tends and nourishes the Kelly Way Gardens and the annual Sunflower House at Billings Farm.
Benjamin Pauly was born a gardener and raised on 10-acre farm in Minnesota. Summers were spent tending plants and his love for working the land grew from sculpting the homestead to residential landscape designing during the summers as he completed his masters in Architecture. An escape from the winters led him to do natural resource management and organic farming as a Peace Corps volunteer in Togo, West Africa. Craving the rhythms of the seasons of Vermont, Benjamin has developed a love of holistic gardening that includes cut flowers, fruits, vegetables, herbs, and plants that support wildlife and beneficial insects. When asked what his favorite plants are to grow, his answer will change weekly with the weather as we float from spring cut flowers of forget me nots and alliums to the luscious heirloom tomatoes of high summer and then onward to the sprawling pumpkins and gourds of Autumn.