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Saturday in the Garden

Saturday in the Garden 2019

Our free horticulture classes take learning out of the classroom and into the garden! 

See all of our best practices in action with class at the Teaching Garden, 9535 Linton Hall Rd, Bristow, 20136. Taught by VCE - Prince William Master Gardener Volunteers and Staff.  All programs are free and run from 9:00 am-Noon. Classes are held outdoors, please dress for the weather,

Registration is requested to ensure adequate handouts and make notification of weather cancellations, please call 703-792-7747, email master_gardener@pwcgov.org  

 

April 13

Container Gardening with Native Plants - Use your deck, balcony or patio to connect with the natural world around you by planting a native plant container garden. This lovely addition to your landscape can attract a surprising number of insects and birds. We will also tell you more about our Audubon at Home certification program.

Spring Lawn Care - Learn proper methods of weed control, lawn renovation and management of lawn pests in the spring/summer.

Join us for a short segment from our Cooks' Garden Volunteers on managing cover crops in the vegetable garden. Also, Plant Family of the Month: The Mint Family.

 

May 11

Gardening in Small Spaces Live in a townhouse, or apartment, or want to garden on a smaller scale? If you don't have the time, space, or energy to have a big garden, don't let limited growing space stop you from creating beautiful, bountiful surroundings.

Swallowtail SaturdayDifferent butterflies have diverse requirements. This class will cover the needs of several common butterflies. Collections of plants to feed and attract black swallowtail butterflies with a planting plan will be available at our plant sale.

Join us for a short segment from our Cooks' Garden Volunteers on troubleshooting in the vegetable garden. Also, Plant Family of the Month: The Parsley Family.

MGPW Spring Plant Sale

 

June 8

Celebrate Pollinator Week with the Capital Naturalist! – In Virginia, there are hundreds of species of bees, butterflies, ants, beetles, flies, moths and wasps that serve a critical role as pollinators. Join Capital Naturalist, Alonso Abugattas, for an interactive class on these fascinating and essential insects. Pollinator week is June 17-23, 2019, and this fun class will help you get ready! Bring a hand lens, if you have one.

Join us for a short segment from our Cooks' Garden Volunteers on troubleshooting in the vegetable garden. Also, Plant Family of the Month: The Mustard Family.

 

July 13

Wildlife Gardening with the Humane Gardener – Nancy Lawson, our speaker, is the author of The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife. A columnist for All Animals magazine, she founded Humane Gardener, an outreach initiative dedicated to animal-friendly landscaping methods. Her book and garden have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, O: The Oprah Magazine, and other media outlets.

Join us for a short segment from our Cooks' Garden Volunteers on troubleshooting in the vegetable garden. Also, Plant Family of the Month: The Pea Family.

 

August 10

Groundcovers for your Landscape - A carpet of vegetation prevents germination of weed seeds, protects the soil from erosion, insulates soil, provides habitat for beneficial insects and predators, and acts as a living mulch.

Feed Your Soil to Feed Your Plants – A discussion of nutrient management. A healthy soil is vital for a successful vegetable garden, lawn or ornamental planting. Soil is the foundation for plant growth, supplying the necessary nutrients while providing spaces to hold air and water, and living organisms.

Join us for a short segment from our Cooks' Garden Volunteers on troubleshooting in the vegetable garden. Also, Plant Family of the Month: The Grass Family.

 

September 7

Color Your Yard This Fall – Adding color to your fall landscape means more than mums. This class will present ideas for colorful trees, shrubs and perennials and best practices for selection, planting and maintenance.

Yoga for Gardeners – Learn tricks to work out the kinks and keep you gardening longer and more comfortably. Bring a mat or towel and water bottle.

Join us for a short segment from our Cooks' Garden Volunteers on troubleshooting in the vegetable garden. Also, Plant Family of the Month: The Aster Family.

MGPW Fall Plant Sale

 

October 5

The Great Plant Migration – Safely & Happily Moving Plants Indoors – If your plants had a summer vacation on your deck, now it's time to start getting them ready to move back inside for the winter.

Join us for a short segment from our Cooks' Garden Volunteers on troubleshooting in the vegetable garden. Also, Plant Family of the Month: The Rose Family.

 

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Martha Giachetti, Virginia Cooperative Extension - Prince William at 703-792-6285/TDD* during business hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event.   *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.

 

 

Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

 
 
 

 

 

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