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.
   

April thru October Schedule of Classes

 
 
Ten Steps to a Greener Lawn
Earth Day Celebration
Sunday, April 27, 2014
1-3 p.m. 
St. Francis of Assisi Parish
18825 Fuller Heights Road
Triangle, VA 22172
This class is free; please register. Please call 703-792-7747 or email master_gardener@pwcgov.org for more information.
 
 
VCE - Prince William Drinking Water Clinic
Results Interpretation Meeting: May 12, 7 - 9 pm
9248 Lee Avenue, Old Courthouse, Manassas
 
Saturday in the Garden
May 3 - Pollinator Friendly Gardening Our pollinators are struggling – learn tips to attract and keep critical pollinators in your yard. Compost It! Learn from our Master Gardener “Compost Kings” about the best way to set up, maintain and use compost in your landscape. Special report on the Emerald Ash Borer. Seasonal Solutions The Cooks’ Garden Team will share seasonal secrets for growing organic vegetables. Master Gardener plant sale! Proceeds benefit the Teaching Garden
This class is free; please register. Please call 703-792-7747 or email master_gardener@pwcgov.org for more information.
 
Saturday in the Garden
June 7 - Master Gardeners’ Favorite Plants Everybody has a favorite plant. Let Master Gardeners introduce you to some new and old favorites. Pruning - Clip It Right! June is the time for pruning azaleas and other spring blooming shrubs. We will teach you what you need to know about these beloved landscape plants. Making the right cuts for the right reason at the right place and the right time results in abundant blooms next spring. Join us for a lecture and demonstration. Seasonal Solutions The Cooks’ Garden Team will share seasonal secrets for growing organic vegetables.
This class is free; please register. Please call 703-792-7747 or email master_gardener@pwcgov.org for more information.
 
Saturday in the Garden 
July 12 - Simple ways to use water wisely in your landscape. Learn how plants use water, tips on rain barrels, proper irrigation & best practices for utilizing water more effectively . The Fall Vegetable Garden The Cooks’ Garden team will share tips for planting the Fall vegetable garden & extending the seasons.
This class is free; please register. Please call 703-792-7747 or email master_gardener@pwcgov.org for more information.
 
Saturday in the Garden 
August 2 - The Frugal Gardener How to garden on a shoestring budget, get the most from your dollar by dividing plants, saving seeds and other smart ideas from Master Gardener Volunteers. Seasonal Solutions Join the Cooks’ Garden Volunteers for some seasonal tips for the organic vegetable garden
This class is free; please register. Please call 703-792-7747 or email master_gardener@pwcgov.org for more information.
 
 
Prince William County Fair
August 8 - 16, 2014
10624 Dumfries Road
Manassas, VA 20112
Have your gardening, insect and wildlife questions answered by VCE Prince William Master Gardener Volunteers at the Prince William County Fair. Check out the Master Gardener booth in the Agri-Culture Barn.
Visit the Prince William 4-H Children’s Barn for hand’s on activities.

 
Saturday in the Garden
September 6 - Weeds, Soil Health and Cover Crops Learn from VCE Staff & Master Gardener Volunteers how to improve your soil, identify weeds and use cover crops effectively.
This class is free; please register. Please call 703-792-7747 or email master_gardener@pwcgov.org for more information.
 
Saturday in the Garden
October 4 - Tree Identification Join ISA Certified Arborist, Rachel Habig, for a class on Tree identification from 9 – 11:30 am. Storing homegrown produce The Cooks’ Garden Volunteers will give you tips for storing your homegrown produce from 11:30 - 12 noon.
This class is free; please register. Please call 703-792-7747 or email master_gardener@pwcgov.org for more information.

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 eservice.pwcgov.org/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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