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Virginia Cooperative Extension
Horticulture Classes

Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Classes

Virginia Cooperative Extension Horticulture classes are free (unless noted) and are open to the public. Pre-registration is required for classes. Note that class cancellations are determined by the weather and number of registrations. For more information or to register, call the Extension Master Gardener Help Desk at 703-792-7747 or email. 

 If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Tammy Radford, Prince William at 703-792-6285/TDD* during business hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event.
*TDD number is (800) 828-1120.

 

Upcoming Classes

BASICS OF GARDENING 2019

Our Basics of Gardening Series 2019 will be held on the following Saturdays from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, January 12, February 16 and March 9.  The snow date is March 16. Classes will be held at Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr. Woodbridge, VA.

 

Topics include:

January 12          Getting Started – the Basics:  botany, soils, seed starting, containers, and rain gardens

February 16        Digging In: turf, weeds, ornamentals, trees and shrubs

March 9               Dealing with Problems: native plants, insects and integrated pest management

March 16             SNOW DATE (10:30am - 1:30pm )

 

To register for our remaining classes use the following link: Basics of Gardening Series 2019.  If you cannot attend both remaining classes, please register for just the classes you will attend using the links below: Space is limited. We appreciate your notification of cancellation, so others may have your seat

2019 Basics of Gardening Class Two - Digging In

2019 Basics of Gardening Class Three - Dealing with Problems

 

Vegetable Gardening Series 2019

Our Vegetable Gardening Series 2019 will be held on the following Saturdays from 10:15 am to 1:15 pm, February 16, 23 and March 2.  The snow date is March 23. Classes will be held at Haymarket-Gainesville Library, 14870 Lightner Rd, Haymarket, VA 20169.

 

Topics include:

February 16        Siting the Garden, Soils, Cover Crops, Compost

February 23        Planting Calendar, Rotation and Succession, Containers and Small Spaces

March 2               Managing Pests, Vegetable Profiles, Food Safety

March 23             Snow Date

 

To register for all three classes use the following link: Vegetable Gardening Series 2019.   If you cannot attend all three classes, please register for just the classes you will attend using the links below:

 

2019 Vegetable Gardening Class One - Siting the Garden, Soils and Cover Crops, Compost

2019 Vegetable Gardening Class Two - Planting Calendar, Rotation and Succession, Containers and Small Spaces

2019 Vegetable Gardening Class Three - Managing Pests, Vegetable Profiles, Food Safety

 

Bees and Pollinators of Native Plants

with Heather Holm, award-winning author.

Sunday, February 17, 2019, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Manassas Park Community Center, 99 Adams St. Manassas Park, VA 20111

Heather will share her knowledge of the interactions between native bees and native plants, using resources from her two books, Pollinators of Native Plants and Bees

 

Balancing Natives and Ornamentals in YOUR Garden: 25 Specimen Plants

 with Keith Tomlinson of Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Old Historic Manassas Courthouse, 9248 Lee Avenue, Manassas, VA 20110

 

Stop mowing, Start growing! Native Plants for Beginners

With J. Christopher Ludwig, VA Dept of Conservation and Recreation

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

McCoart Building, 1 County Complex Ct., Woodbridge, VA 22192

The $15 fee covers coffee, donuts, lunch and materials.  Topics Include:

  • Create a beautiful yard
  • Save time so you can enjoy other activities
  • Create habitat for birds & pollinators
  • Save money on fertilizer
  • Improve water quality
  • Reduce erosion 

 

VCE prince William Drinking Water Clinic -  Do you know what's in your well water?

March 25, 2019 7:00 to 8:30 pm (Kick-Off Meeting)

PWC Board Chamber, McCoart Bldg., 1 County Complex Ct., Woodbridge, VA 22192

March 27, 2019, 6:30 to 10:00 am ONLY (Sample drop off)

VCE Office, 8033 Ashton Ave., Suite 105, Manassas, VA 20110

May 6, 2019, 7:00 to 9:00 pm (Results Class)

PWC Board Chamber, McCoart Bldg., 1 County Complex Ct., Woodbridge, VA 22192

Test your well water through the Virginia Household Water Quality Program. Cost $55. Pre-payment can be made in person or by mail at the VCE office at 8033 Ashton Avenue, Suite 105, Manassas VA 20109. If mailing payment, please include your phone number and email in case we need to contact you before the kick-off meeting. Do not send pre-payment by mail after 3/16 to ensure we will have received it before kits are distributed. NO CASH PLEASE - CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS ONLY! Make checks out to "Treasurer, Virginia Tech". Please note there is a $50 returned check fee.

     

 

If you are a person with a disability and require any auxiliary aids, services or other accommodations to participate in any of these workshops, please notify Virginia Cooperative Extension at 703-792-6285/TDD PC 1-800-828-1120.

 

 

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