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Saturday in the Garden

Saturday in the Garden 2017

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

Enjoy hands-on, practical, research-based information at our Teaching Garden programs at the St. Benedict Monastery, 9535 Linton Hall Road, Bristow, 20136. Classes are taught by VCE - Prince William Staff & Master Gardener Volunteers.  All programs are held outside, are free and run from 9:00am - Noon. 

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

Click Here to Register Online

 

April 22 - What’s that Weed?   Weeds getting you down?  The first step is identification, the second is how to manage it.   Don Peschka and Thomas Bolles know their weeds!  Let them help you!  Beloved Plants of Master Gardener Volunteers   - Which plants must Master Gardeners have in their garden?  Join us to hear all about our favorites. Vegetable of the Month – Cooks’ Garden Volunteers feature one of the seasonal edibles in their garden.

 

May 6 - Confident Backyard Composting – Compost pros and Master Gardener Volunteers, Joe Ray and Bob Carter share tips on creating “black gold” for your garden. Yoga for Gardeners and Vegetable of the Month Cooks’ Garden Volunteers feature one of the seasonal edibles in their garden.

 

June 17 - Your Small Space Garden, Breathtaking Baskets /Potted Posies and Vegetable of the Month - Cooks’ Garden Volunteers feature one of the seasonal edibles in their garden.       

 

July 15 - Garden Heroes - In the old western movies it was easy to tell the good guys from the bad guys. Good guys wore white hats; bad guys wore black hats! Unfortunately, insects don't wear hats, so we have to work a little at learning who's who in the garden.  Join Master Gardener Volunteer, Amye Foelsch, to get to know the “good guys” and the “bad guys” in the garden! Vegetable of the Month - Cooks’ Garden Volunteers feature one of the seasonal edibles in their garden.

 

August 19 - Some Like it Hot!  Top Summer Plant Performers - When summer heat kicks in, rely on these drought-tolerant plants to hold their own -- and still look beautiful, as well as providing nectar sources for pollinators.  Master Gardener Volunteers, Linda Ligon and Susan Bruns share their favorite drought resistant varieties. Vegetable of the Month - Cooks’ Garden Volunteers feature one of the seasonal edibles in their garden.

 

September 9 - Rain Check! Rain barrels, downspout disconnections, & irrigation tips – Water is precious!  Join Master Gardener Volunteer, Steve Micklosovich, for tips on setting up rain barrels and utilizing water from your roof for your gardens. VCE staff will also offer research based irrigation tips. Vegetable of the Month - Cooks’ Garden Volunteers feature one of the seasonal edibles in their garden.

 

October 21 - The Right Tree: Planting, Care and Maintenance -  Take this class before you go to the garden center. Topics covered:  Selecting a healthy tree at the nursery, selection of the right tree for the right place, proper planting, care and maintenance to keep your investments alive, and thriving.  Vegetable of the Month - Cooks’ Garden Volunteers feature one of the seasonal edibles in their garden.

 

 

 

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Jennifer Graham, 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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