May 21 — Container Garden Mania! Join us for some new ideas for successful container gardening. Tips will be presented on planting, irrigation, cut-and-come-again vegetables and ornamentals. Pick up some new plants at the Master Gardener Plant Sale
June 18 — Lessons from the Deer Resistant Garden, Woodland Garden and The Four Seasons Garden. Nibbling, munching, rubbing can destroy your landscape and budget. The Deer Resistant Plant Garden at the Teaching Garden will be featured in this class. You will see what plants deer leave alone at our Teaching Garden and what techniques have worked. Then take a walk around the Four Seasons and Woodland Gardens and learn what plants you can add for seasonal interest and dry shade. Also enjoy timely tips from the Cook's Garden Team.
July 16 — Getting Your Lawn, Landscape and Vegetable Garden Ready for Fall. Fall is the right time for fertilizing and preparing for winter. Be ready for tasks this fall by learning from Master Gardener Volunteers and staff the best practices for your garden, lawn, and landscape. Also enjoy timely tips from the Cook's Garden Team.
August 20 — Cover Crops, Succession Planting, Rotation in the Vegetable Garden. After harvesting vegetables, learn which cover crops or succession/double cropping and rotation techniques work best in your cooks' garden. Director of the Fauquier Education Farm, Jim Hankins and the Cook's Garden Team will share their expertise. The Fauquier Education Farm supplies fresh produce to local food pantries.
September 17 — Plant Propagation. Do you wish you had more plants but your budget won't allow you to purchase everything you want? If you are thrifty, have friends that share, and are willing to do minimal work, your wish may come true! Explore various propagation methods including cuttings, division, layering, and sowing seeds. Also enjoy timely tips from the Cook's Garden Team. Pick up some new plants at the Master Gardener Plant Sale
October 15 — What's That Weed? & Master Gardeners' Favorite Plants. As the season winds down at the Teaching Garden, learn some new plants that are among Master Gardener favorites, then join us for a weed walk/talk on the grounds of the Teaching Garden to learn benefits and control methods for common weeds. Also enjoy timely tips from the Cook's Garden Team.