Coming Soon:  Garden Basics Classes & Spring Lecture Series

Coming Soon: Garden Basics Classes & Spring Lecture Series

  • By Cathy Caldwell
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  • February 2019-Vol.5 No.2
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Saturday, February 16 →  Garden Basics Class:   Soil, Mulch and Compost
February 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Trinity Episcopal Church, 1118 Preston Avenue
Charlottesville, 22903
A successful garden begins with healthy soil. Learn how soil works and how to make yours work better.

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Saturday, March 16 →  Garden Basics Class:   Growing a Better Lawn

Seed, fertilize, water and mow correctly to make your lawn green in every way.
March 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Trinity Episcopal Church, 1118 Preston Avenue
Charlottesville, 22903

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Saturday, April 13 →  Garden Basics Class:   Vegetable Pests and Diseases

April 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Trinity Episcopal Church, 1118 Preston Avenue
Charlottesville, 22903

Prevent common pests and diseases and treat them safely and effectively when they arrive.

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2019 Piedmont Master Gardeners Spring Lecture Series

DATES: March 14, March 21, March 28, and April 4
TIME: 7:000 – 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Albemarle County Office Building, 5th Street Extended, just off I-64, Charlottesville, VA

SCHEDULE of Lectures:

* Thursday, March 14 – Alex Niemiera, Virginia Tech School of Plant and Environmental Sciences presents “Gems in the Garden: Tree Characteristics that Add Grace to Your Landscape.”

* Thursday, March 21 – Janet Davis, Hill House Farm and Nursery presents “Native Plants for Harmonious Gardens.”

* Thursday, March 28 – Adria Bordas, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Fairfax County presents “Tips for Keeping Your Vegetable Garden Pest and Pesticide Free.”

· Thursday, April 4 – Steve and Karen McCurdy, Butterfly Society of Virginia present “The Mysteries of the Marvelous Monarch.”

RESERVATIONS: online at piedmontmastergardeners.org beginning February 14th or purchase at the door. Proceeds fund over 20 educational and service programs that Piedmont Master Gardeners provide for our community in partnership with Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Saturday, May 4  →  Piedmont Master Gardeners and Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards will hold their Annual Plant Sale from 10:00 am — 2:00 pm at its . . .

               NEW LOCATION!  Look for the tent at The Shops at Stonefield, 2100 Hydraulic Road.

Mark your calendar now — and be sure to note the new location!

The Green Elephant section of the sale has been growing in size and popularity over the last few years.  Consider donating your clean, no-longer-needed garden items:  decorative pots (no floral vases), garden books (no magazines), floral prints, tools in good shape and outdoor decorative garden items (including gnomes and flamingos!) are all appreciated.  Contact lilibetcoe@comcast.net about where and when to drop off donated items.

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