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 register online using our Horticulture Class Registration Form.
   

Save the Dates! 

Flower Arranging Class

November 24 2014
The Flower Gallery
Doug Burroughs of the Flower Gallery will demonstrate flower arranging. We will do a Fall arrangement.
Cost will be $47.50, paid to MGPW.  Your payment secures your registration.  The class will start at 7:00 pm, we are asking at everyone arrive at 6:30 pm to look around the shop.  Mail your check to the address below. Include your email address and phone number.
VCE MGPW
8033 Ashton Ave.  Suite 105
Manassas VA 20109
Click here for a Flower Arranging Flyer

Sustainable Vegetable Gardening Series 2015
Chinn Library
10:30 am to 1:00 pm
January 24
February 7 & 21
March 21 (SNOW DATE)
 
Growing our own food, using nature as a guide and incorporating sustainable practices is good for our bodies and good for the earth. These 3 classes cover the essential topics — planning the garden, using organic sustainable techniques to develop healthy productive gardens, and growing good garden soil. These practices are on display at our Teaching Garden and showcased in our Saturday in the Garden programs. Taught by Master Gardener Paul Gibson and the Master Gardener Cook’s Garden Team. There is no charge for these classes; please register by call the Extension Horticulture Help Desk at 703-792-7747 or email master_gardener@pwcgov.org
 
Pruning
at the Teaching Garden
9535 Linton Hall Road
Bristow, 20136
February 14 2015
1:30 to 4:00 pm
Join the Master Gardener Pruning Team and Rachel Habig-Myers, Master Gardener and Certified Arborist at the Teaching Garden.  This is the time to learn the proper way to prune trees and shrubs.  Please bring pruning shears, gloves and dress for weather.  There is no charge for this class; please register by call the Extension Horticulture Help Desk at 703-792-7747 or email master_gardener@pwcgov.org
 
  Basics of Gardening 2015
WHO: Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners
WHAT: Through instruction by Master Gardeners and Extension Staff, students will learn some of the science behind gardening, plant culture and pest and disease solutions. The series will focus on research-based knowledge of plant resistance, problem avoidance and the most effective control strategies.
WHEN: Saturdays- February 14, 28, March 7, March 14 (SNOW DATE), 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. each date
WHERE: Old Courthouse in Manassas, 9248 Lee Avenue, Manassas, VA 20110
SCHEDULE
  • February 14: Getting Started - The Basics Overview  of soils, plant needs, and good gardening practices and  techniques.
  • February 28: Digging In--Lawns, Landscaping, and Native Plants  Best practices for a healthy yard, groundcovers as an alternative; Basics landscape principles; Using native plants.
  • March 7: Dealing With Problems--Weeds, Insects, and IPM Common weed identification and control; Overview of common diseases & insects in landscapes;  Control options using Integrated Pest Management with pesticides as a last resort.
  • March 14: SNOW DATE Topics reassigned as needed if weather prevents the above classes
COST: Fee of $45 for the series includes all materials and light refreshments.  Couples may register for$75 for one set of materials. Youth over the age of 16 may register.  Questions may be addressed to the Extension Horticulture Help Desk at 703-792-7747 or by email at master_gardener@pwcgov.org.
 
  
Extension Horticulture Help Desk 
Drop off samples at the office or leave a message about your insect disease or gardening question. Staffed by Master Gardener Volunteers.  Call 703-792-7747 or email master_gardener@pwcgov.org 
Help us go GREEN & save more than just a tree! For FREE lawn landscape and garden email updates register at eservices.pwcgov.org/eservices/eNotifications.
 
 Virginia Cooperative Extension complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a person with a disability and require accommodations for a workshop, meeting or event; call (703-792-6285/TDD PC 1-800-828-1120) at least five days prior to the event

 

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Virginia Cooperative Extension
Environment and Natural Resources
8033 Ashton Ave. Suite 105
Manassas VA 20109
703-792-6285 - e-mail
Virginia Cooperative Extension complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a person with a disability and require auxiliary aids services or other accommodations for a workshop or meeting please discuss your accommodation needs at least five days prior to the event with Virginia Cooperative Extension 703-792-6289/TDD PC 1-800-828-1120 
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