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Saturday in the Garden

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE: 

Saturday in the Garden 2021 - Class size is limited to 60.  

May 1 – Composting/Plant Sale.   Master Gardener and Teaching Garden Compost Team Lead, Patrick Lucas will show you how to make your own compost by turning grass, leave and clippings into dark brown, crumbly, sweet-smelling soil conditioner.  While you are there take a look at the native plants at the MGPW Spring Plant Sale! Teaching Garden Bed of the Month:  Native Bed. 

June 5 - Turf Weeds. 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! Teaching Garden Bed of the Month:  Bee and Hummingbird Bed.

July 10 – How to Grow and Identify Mushrooms.  Join Extension Forestry Specialist, Adam Downing to learn how to grow shitake and other mushrooms.  Teaching Garden Bed of the Month: Drought Tolerant Bed.

August 7 - Cut Flowers.  Cut flowers provide beauty and fun.  Learn techniques for growing and using cut flowers in your life! Teaching Garden Bed of the Month: Deer Resistant. Register

September 4 - Cover Crops/Hugel Garden/Fall Plant Sale.  Hügelkultur, brush piles, leaf management, building twig structures will be covered & MGPW Plant Sale! Teaching Garden Bed of the Month: Rock Garden.  Register 

October 2 – Permaculture/Yoga.  Dreaming about creating a sustainable future in your suburban backyard?  Come to this short introduction on Permaculture, the design of regenerative & ecological landscapes.  Then stay and find out tricks to work out the kinks.  Teaching Garden Bed of the Month: Four Season's Bed.  Register

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

See all of our best practices in action with class at the Teaching Garden, 9535 Linton Hall Rd, Bristow, 20136. Taught by VCE - Prince William Master Gardener Volunteers and Staff.  All programs are free and run from 9:00 am-Noon. Classes are held outdoors, please dress for the weather. 

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