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Sussex Master Gardeners announce fall workshops

The Master Gardeners recently celebrated 30 years of service to Delaware!  Year 31 continues with a  diverse and interesting series of workshops this fall.   As space is limited in some classes, please take a moment soon to register.

Classes are free unless otherwise specified (one), and all will be held at the Elbert N. and Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center, 16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, Del. The center is just down the street from Sussex Tech.

Pre-registration is required. Register Online Here

Master Gardeners are working volunteers and are supported by Delaware Cooperative Extension through the University of Delaware and Delaware State University Extension offices. University of Delaware Cooperative Extension and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) cooperating. Prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you have special needs that need to be accommodated, please contact the office two weeks prior to the event.

2017 Sussex County Master Gardener Workshops:

Tuesday, October 3, 1:00 PM.   New to hypertufa or looking for new hypertufa projects? Join Master Gardener Sandi Dew for this new, messy, and fun adventure making draped hypertufa flower pots. Fee $15. Limit 14 participants. Wear old clothes, bring an old bath towel and latex gloves.Register Online Here

Tuesday, October 17, 1:00 PM. Master Gardener, Penny Deiner will share The Idea Garden.  For many, the planting season is over, but the planning season has just begun. Now is the time to reflect on your garden and plan for next year. Whether you want to make small changes or big ones, subtle or profound, a larger garden or a smaller one, primarily annuals or perennials, vegetables or flowers I will share ideas that have worked for us in our demonstration garden and in our personal gardens. Some of them will inspire you, others may make you groan.  But most will give you an idea that you can personalize and make it part of planning for your idea garden.Register Online Here

Tuesday, October 24, 6:30 PM. Master Gardener Gainor Urian will take you on a tour of container gardening. There is no limit to the containers that might be used to showcase plants. Container gardening is versatile and fun as well as functional. The discussion will include; choosing a container, what planting medium to use, what plants to use, esthetic as well as practical uses for containers and finally maintenance. If you don’t know them already, you will learn the three words that guarantee design success for any container planting.Register Online Here

Tuesday, November 14, 6:30 PM. Master Gardener Tracy Mulveny will hold a craft workshop making seed tape cards and other items for holiday gifting to your gardening friends. Bring your children and grandchildren to this fun workshop. Fee $5. Limit 25 participants.Register Online Here

Thursday, December 14, 1:00 PM. Master Gardener Mary Noel will conduct a workshop on making a beautiful door sway for the holidays. This hands-on workshop will require you to bring a pair of shears and an icepick or something similar with a sharp point. The basis for the swag is a potato, which will be provided. Evergreens and ribbon will be also be provided.   Fee $15. Limit 20 participants.Register Online Here

Pre-register for workshops by contacting Tammy Schirmer at (302) 856-2585, ext. 544 or by email at tammys@udel.edu. You can also register online at http://extension.udel.edu/lawngarden/master-gardener-volunteer-educators/sussex-county/workshops/

Master Gardeners are working volunteers and are supported by Delaware Cooperative Extension through the University of Delaware and Delaware State University Extension offices. It is Delaware Cooperative Extension’s policy that that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, creed, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran or handicap status. If you have special needs that need to be accommodated, please contact the office two weeks prior to the event.

The workshops will be held at the Elbert N. and Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center, 16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, Del. Pre-registration is required. You may register online or contact Tammy Schirmer at 302-856-2585, ext 544.

For assistance with home lawn, garden and pest questions, contact:
Sussex County Garden Helpline (302) 856-2585 ext. 535

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