Friday, June 28, 2013

Upcoming Classes for Virginia Cooperative Extension‏: July - October, 2013

Saturday in the Garden
Taught by VCE - Prince William Master Gardener Volunteers
Teaching Garden at St. Benedict Monastery, 9535 Linton Hall Road, Bristow,  20136.
All programs are free and run from 9:00am-Noon.  Registration is requested call 703-792-7747 or email master_gardener@pwcgov.org

July 20 - Managing problems in Your Landscape – Join Master Gardener Volunteers at the Teaching Garden as they teach “lessons learned” in a few of our 25 garden beds.  Turf Alternatives – Want less grass to mow?  The class will include a discussion of groundcovers, clover, moss, ornamental grasses, and other plants as an alternative to planting and maintaining a lawn.

August 10 - Super Turf Saturday!  Join us at the Teaching Garden for a talk and demonstration of best practices for fall lawn care.  What’s that Weed?  Let Master Gardener Volunteers help you identify common lawn and garden weeds and introduce you to some of those helpful control tips -- and a few warnings, too.

September 14 - Got Wildlife?  Get tips on handling nuisance critters and encouraging beneficial wildlife species where you live.  From Garden to Table – Want to know proper handling, storage and preparation tips for that garden produce?  Join us at the Teaching Garden for lessons on using your harvest.  *Master Gardener Plant Sale*

October 12 - Curb Appeal – Glorious gardens make your home $hine.  Join us for some tips on sustainable, research-based landscaping techniques.
Master Gardeners’ Favorite Plants – Everybody has a favorite plant.  Let Master Gardeners introduce you to some new and old favorites.

Ask a Master Gardener your gardening questions 
at Local Farmers’ Markets!
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Dale City Farmers’ Market
Dale City Commuter Lot
Dale Blvd and Gemini Way
July 14 & 28
August 11 & 25
September 8 & 22
October 13 & 27
November 10

Manassas City Farmers’ Market
Located at the corner of West Street and Prince William Street in the heart of Old Town Manassas.
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
July 13 & 27
August 10 & 24
September 14 & 28
October 12 & 26
November 9
Call 703-792-7747 for more information.


10 Steps to a Greener Lawn
Saturday, August 3, 2013 
Chinn Library
13065 Chinn Park Drive; Prince William, 22192
10:00 am – 12:00 pm - Free
Master Gardener Volunteer, John Miller will share 10 ways you can keep your grass green and our local waterways clean.  This lawn care seminar will answer your lawn care questions.  Free, but registration requested 703-792-7747 or master_gardener@pwcgov.org

Introduction to the Prince William County Master Gardener Program Find out about becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer with Virginia Cooperative Extension.  Please plan to attend one of the information sessions:
Monday, August 19, 6:30-8:30 pm – Development Services Building 5 County Complex Dr. Prince William, 22192
OR
Wednesday, August 21, 6:30 – 8:30 pm – McCoy Conference Room, Sudley North Government Building 7987 Ashton Ave. Manassas, 20109
Free, but registration is necessary please call 703-792-7747

Extending the Season - Fall Vegetable Gardening
Saturday, September 7, 2013  
Chinn Library
13065 Chinn Park Drive; Prince William, 22192
10:00 am – 12:00 pm- Free
Learn from the Master Gardener Cook’s Garden Team Leader, Paul Gibson, how to extend your growing season and get your garden ready for winter with cover crops.  Free, but registration requested 703-792-7747 or master_gardener@pwcgov.org

Fall Landscape Tree Selection & Maintenance
Saturday, October 19, 2013  
Chinn Library
13065 Chinn Park Drive; Prince William, 22192
10:00 am – 12:00 pm- Free
Fall is the best time to plant a tree.  Most urban/suburban trees decline prematurely due to improper planting, selection and care.  Free, but registration requested 703-792-7747 or master_gardener@pwcgov.org
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