NEWS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Master Gardeners: Spring 2013 Workshops
New Castle County Cooperative Extension announces their Home Gardener workshops for Spring 2013. To download our complete brochure and registration form, visit http://extension.udel.edu/lawngarden/nccmg
Beginner Vegetable Gardening (2 sessions) $35
What could be better than delicious, healthful vegetables, fresh from your own garden? Join us for two evenings to learn about soil, site selection, tools and techniques, and of course, the specific vegetables. You will begin creating a specific plan for your own home garden!
Monday, March 11, 7-9pm
Thursday March 14, 7-9pm
Starting Vegetables and Flowers from Seed $25
This class is designed for the novice gardener. Learn techniques, and discover tips, to start and grow plants from seed. There is nothing better than growing your own fresh vegetables and flowers. Be prepared to get your hands dirty!
Hetty Cumba and Frank Ebright
Tuesday, March 12, 7-9pm
New and Unusual Plants! $25
Discover the newest arrivals in the plant world. More importantly, learn the cultural requirements to grow these plants successfully so they will thrive in your garden.
Thursday, March 28, 7-9pm
It’s the Berries $25
Imagine walking out of your door and picking your own delicious berries. There’s no sweeter reward. Come and learn the basics of growing your own strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. You’ll be berry popular!
Monday, April 1, 7-9pm
Puzzled by Pruning $25
Co-sponsored with the University of Delaware Botanic Gardens (UDBG)
Solve your puzzle. This course will demystify when to prune, what equipment to use and which techniques are most effective. We will display pruning tools and demonstrate proper pruning techniques using material supplied by the UDBG.
Tuesday, April 9, 7-9pm
Made in the Shade $25
If you live in an established neighborhood with mature trees and varying degrees of shade, consider yourself lucky! There are lovely plants with beautiful texture and color to make your garden sing- learn how to lead the orchestra.
Tuesday, April 16, 7-9pm
Backyard Propagation $25
Do you long for more of the plants you love? Do you want to increase the number of favorite plants in your garden, and minimize the cost? Discover the joy of reproducing plants in your own backyard. This workshop will cover plant propagation techniques such as seed harvesting, dividing plants, taking cuttings, and layering.
Bill Huxtable and John Ritterson
Tuesday, May 14, 7-9pm
Beneficial Insects, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) & their Role in your Garden $25
Beneficial insects play an important role in Integrated Pest Management. Proper identification of the bugs in your backyard is key to successful management of your gardens with minimal harm to the environment. Learn to use chemical control as a last resort, not the first defense, and learn who your friends are.
Thursday, May 16, 6-8 pm
Pollinators in the Garden $25
How does your garden grow? A so-so performance may mean that you need more assistance from native pollinators – hummingbirds, butterflies, beetles, and especially bees. Learn how pollination takes place and how to make sure that you attract these native pollinators to your home garden. We will also tour the Vegetable Teaching and Demonstration Garden to see “pollinator attraction” in action.
Jane Murphy and Susan Foster
Wednesday, June 19, 6-8pm
Open House, and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Walk and Talk, in the Teaching and Demonstration Gardens FREE
Join IPM Extension Specialist Dr. Brian Kunkel, Horticulture Educator Carrie Murphy, and the Master Gardeners in the Native Plant, and Vegetable and Fruit, Teaching and Demonstration Gardens for a plant, pest, and beneficial insect walk. Please register by email with Carrie Murphy, email@example.com .
Tuesday, June 11, 6-8 pm
Master Gardeners work in the teaching gardens throughout the summer. If you’re interested in visiting the garden when a Master Gardener will be present to answer questions, please call or email Carrie Murphy in advance of your visit, (302) 831-COOP, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the New Castle County Master Gardeners visit their website, or visit the Lawn and Garden section of the Cooperative Extension website.
It is the policy of the Delaware Cooperative Extension System that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin.