Welcome to WorkshopsCT.com,

My name is Cathy Testa and I have been offering workshops in the Broad Brook section of East Windsor, CT for over 8 years now. It started with wanting to share my love of plants and container gardening (patio pots) with friends and soon my workshops expanded from there to offer even more topics.

Every month, one to two workshops are available. I would have to say, my most popular workshop is the Holiday workshop offered every December where attendees make gorgeous Kissing Balls and Wreaths with fresh greenery. It is not only a learning experience but a festive time shared with many creative individuals.

In addition, my May workshop on Container Gardening is one of the other top workshops where attendees design and plant up large container gardens – all ready for the rest of the outdoor decorating season. Each year, I plan and select “new” themed plants so you continually grow in learning as you design your patio pots.

Because of my love for plants, nature, and art – I started offering courses where the focus is combining nature with art. This lead to workshops on making hypertufa pots, wind chimes, sea glass jewelry, terrariums, wine bottle garden art, flower arranging, succulent balls, succulent pumpkins, and more. My brain is always brewing about new workshops to offer each year.

Last year, I began offering a workshop on how to grow ‘Soil Sprouts‘ because they are so healthy, tasty, and nutritious – and easily done as a container gardening method year-round so we have special topics pertaining to healthy growing as well.

This site (which is technically a blog platform) is organized so you may see each workshop offered by month. They are typically held annually – for example, my Holiday Workshop has been running for 7 straight years – and in 2017, it will be year 8! Please note, however, the date above the “workshop title” on this blog is when the announcement for the workshop was posted, not the date of the workshop. Just click the READ MORE button for all the details.

You may easily to register by using the EventBrite links on the right side bar, or by filling out the pre-registration contact forms within each workshop posting.

Additionally, there is a ‘Gallery‘ of photos from prior workshops to show you what we have created here at Container Crazy CT’s workshop space.

The locations of the workshops are typically held at my workshop space in Broad Brook, CT, and some are hosted by facilities, such as Strong Family Farm in Vernon, CT. And, we have recently expanded my workshops to a new location at BOOK CLUB Bookstore & More, 869 Sullivan Avenue, South Windsor, CT 06074. Our latest venue is a new Cidery in Stafford Springs, CT, known as Crazy Cock Cider. Additionally, we offer demos and talks at markets, such as Ellington’s Farmers Market and South Windsor’s Farmers Market as a guest.

You will find me at the new bookstore on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well, where you can meet me, see my product showcases, and learn about all my upcoming workshops too. This bookstore is owned by Cynde Acanto, who’s included me as a permanent vendor. I’m very excited to have a place where you can reach me regularly.

In addition to workshops related to plants and combining nature with art, I offer container garden installs at businesses, store fronts, office spaces, and homes. And most recently, I’ve been “refurbishing” tired houseplants for clients – this is new! If you have a need to renew and refresh one of your plants, just ask.

My other two websites are www.ContainerCrazyCT.com and www.ContainerGardensCT.com.

Thank you for considering Container Crazy CT’s workshops – and be sure to look at ‘Testimonials‘ – You will see what fun we have had and pictures of many items made here.

I strive to provide fun, education, and convenience at my workshops – all is here for you to enjoy and learn.

Let’s Make it Together,

Cathy Testa


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