Join Woodstock Inn & Resort’s Master Gardener Ben Pauly live by Zoom and get motivated to plan an awesome garden using sustainable practices and a holistic gardening approach. Known for his creations at Kelly Way Gardens and for Billings Farm’s Sunflower House, Ben will share ideas for plotting out gardens, attracting pollinators and beneficial insects, and how and when to start seeds and seedlings. Questions are encouraged!
About Ben Pauly
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 is 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.