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 Martha Giachetti, 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.
The Basics of Gardening
This series of three individual classes will allow you to discover the science behind gardening. Topics will focus on research-based knowledge of plant and soil health, right plant, right place, plant profiles, pest management and best practices for sustainable landscapes. Taught by Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers and Staff.
Offered in partnership with Haymarket Gainesville Community Library. We greatly appreciate their support.
All classes scheduled on Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm:
- February 24 - Getting Started – the Basics- botany, soils, seed starting, containers, and rain gardens
- March 3 - Digging In – turf, ornamentals, trees and shrubs and native plants
- March 10 - Dealing with Problems –Weeds, Insects and Integrated Pest Management
- March 24 is a SNOW DATE
Class held at the Haymarket Gainesville Community Library, 14870 Lightner Rd., Haymarket, VA 20169. This class is FREE.
Sustainable Vegetable Gardening Series 2018
Grow your own food, use nature as a guide and incorporate sustainable practices that are good for our bodies and good for the earth. This series of 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 the Master Gardener Cook’s Garden Team.
Classes scheduled Saturdays, 10:15 am – 12:30 pm
February 10th and 17th, March 10th with a snow date of March 24th
Classes will be held at Potomac Community Library
2201 Opitz Boulevard, Woodbridge
Class provided by Virginia Cooperative Extension – Prince William
Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change by Larry Weaner, Landscape Architect and Author
Sunday, February 11, 2018 2:00 p.m.
Manassas Park Community Center,
99 Adams St. Manassas Park, VA 20111
This lecture is based on the book of the same name, with special attention given to the final chapter, which explores his work, experiments and lessons from Mr. Weaner's own residence.
Co-sponsored by Prince William Wildflower Society, Prince William Conservation Alliance, and Master Gardeners of Prince William
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.