LUDLOW-Renown instructor Bonnie Gale of English Basketry Willows of New York, featured on television's Martha Stuart Show, will visit the Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts in Ludlow to demonstrate the art of planting a living willow "fedge" (aka hedge-fence). Gale teaches students of all ages how to make hurdles and trellises for the garden and hypertufa troughs from cement.
Fletcher Farm School offers a variety of courses from the fiber arts and glassworking to woodcarving and quilting. The school features a series of Young Artist Day Camps during the summer months as well. Classes are designed for all skill levels.
Class range from one- to five-days in length; class times are typically 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The school offers lodging on campus but day (commuting) students are welcome. Dining is also provided on campus.
Register online or call 802-228-8770 for a schedule of classes. The Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts is operated by the Society of Vermont Artists and Craftsmen, Inc.