Wednesday, June 12, 2013

June and Early July 2013 MG Workshops

Upcoming Summer 2013 Workshop and Events Schedule - Contact the Extension Office at 717.263.9226 to register.

Roses 103: Grow to Show: Preparing your blooms to be winners at the county fairs. Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. After all of the work you've put into growing beautiful roses, you should share them with others! We will teach you how to groom your own blooms and take them to exhibit at the Franklin County Fair. Cost for the class is $10. Class is held at the Redington Residence 347 Leedy Way East Chambersburg PA 17202

Rain Barrels and Rain Gardens - Saturday, June 22, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Rainwater runoff from your roof, driveways, and other impervious surfaces can be captured and recycled to beautify your landscape, reduce your water bill, and keep our streams and waterways cool and clean. Master Gardeners will teach two different methods to harvest rainwater through the use of rain barrels and rain gardens.

Cost for the class is $30 with a take-home Rain Barrel (Limited to 25 people) or $10 without the Rain Barrel.

Nature Photography - Saturday, June 29th 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon

Laurie Collins, Master Gardener and experienced amateur photographer, will share her techniques for basic photo composition and some of her secrets for taking great backyard nature photographs with your digital camera. This is a non-technical class for the everyday person. 

Bring your own digital camera and be familiar with the basic camera and function settings. You will be able to practice what you learn at the Extension Demonstration Gardens.  Cost for the class is $10.00

Shade Gardening - Saturday, July 6,th 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Enjoy strolling through the shaded gardens of Master Gardeners, Nancy Miller and Denise Lucas, and experience the many options of perennials, shrubs, and understory trees for partially shady to shady garden areas.

You will also learn tips about incorporating color, texture, plant variety, use of containers and houseplants, and garden ornaments to create focal points or “rooms” in the garden.

Plant lists will be provided. Bring a clipboard/notepad.


Go West on Rte 30 from Chambersburg. Turn LEFT onto Warm Spring Road (Route 995)
Go approximately 2 miles.
Turn RIGHT onto Kittatinny Drive.
Turn RIGHT onto Cove Drive.
Miller Residence is on RIGHT side of road. 1391 Cove Drive
Lucas Residence is around the corner on 1431 Moosic Drive

Signs will designate parking areas.  Cost for the class is $10.00

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