To register, call the Extension Office at 717.263.9226. The fee for each of these workshops (except the Fruit one, which incudes a Growing Guide) is $10.00.
Starting a Vegetable Garden - Wednesday, March 13, 2013 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Join Master Gardeners Bill Dorman and Gary Ankney to learn how to start a vegetable garden. Topics will include choosing the site, preparing the soil, selecting which varieties to plant and the proper time for planting early veggies and mid-season plantings. Penn State soil test kits will be available for purchase at $9 each.
Intro to Backyard Fruit - Saturday, March 16, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Join the Master Gardeners for an introductory workshop on growing fruit in your backyard. The class will cover growing grapes, small fruit (strawberries, blueberries, and brambles) and tree fruit (pome and stone fruit) plus some lesser known but easy-to-grow ones. Pre-registration is recommended. Class fee is $20 and includes a Guide to Growing Fruit at Home.
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Introduction to Storm Water Management - Tuesday March 19, 2013 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Join George Hurd, Environmental Extension Educator, and the Master Gardeners for this introductory class on back-yard storm water management. Topics to be introduced include storm water definition, rain barrels, rain gardens, mosquito control, drought tolerant gardens, and composting.
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Turf Workshop - Wednesday, March 20, 2013 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Last summer’s weather extremes could have had a major impact on your lawn. Master Gardener Bob Hyatt teaches the best way to have a healthy lawn regardless of what mother nature throws your way.