New Castle County Master Gardeners

Master Gardener Volunteer Educators (MGs) play a key role in distributing information for the home gardener.  They are vital links in an educational chain that begins with research from the University of Delaware and the horticultural industry.  Master Gardeners’ outreach efforts include Home Gardener Workshops and Presentations, Youth EducationThe Garden Line and Plant Diagnostic Service, and Demonstration Gardens.

This winter’s Home Gardener Workshop Schedule includes vegetable gardening and preparing your garden for Spring.  Register Now! 

We’re Out and About in Our Communities

On Tuesday, April 29, from 6:30-7:30pm, Do you have questions about Growing Vegetables—how to get started, improve your soil, fertilize, grow organically,  control pests and more?  Bring your questions to Carrie Murphy, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, Elsmere Library, 30 Spruce Ave, Elsmere.  Program offered with Wilmington in Transition.

On Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3, 11:00am, Growing Herbs in Containers.  May Market, Market Square, Historic New Castle.  Program offered with the Arasapha Garden Club. http://newcastlecity.delaware.gov/events/598/annual-may-market/

On Saturday, May 10, 9:30am-11am, Ask an Expert- Get Answers to your Gardening Questions, at Gateway Garden Center in Hockessin http://www.gatewaygardens.com/ .  A brief presentation on ways to promote successful gardening through good plant health, and identification of both insect pests and beneficial insects in local landscapes, with Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Specialist, Dr. Brian Kunkel, Extension Educator, Carrie Murphy, and the Delaware Master Gardeners.   After the presentation, we’ll provide answers to clientele and their gardening questions.  Soil testing, pest and disease management, plant selection, and pest management option information will also be available.  For more information contact Carrie Murphy cjmurphy@udel.edu .