Sussex County Master Gardener Workshops

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The Master Gardeners are planning a diverse and interesting series of workshops July through October. As space is limited in some classes, take a moment soon to register. Classes are free unless otherwise specified, 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. 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.

2015 Sussex County Master Gardener Workshops:

Tuesday, August 4, 10 a.m.,
Master Gardeners Maureen Ryan, Nancy Shaffer, Gaye Mara and the vegetable garden committee will host a workshop entitled Vegetable Garden P’s and Q’s. The P’s to be addressed include: planning, preparation, planting, produce and philanthropy. The Qs are the questions you may have. Experience an interactive visit to the vegetable garden that includes lecture, conversation, and a tour of the garden highlighting the points discussed.

Tuesday, August 25, 12:00 p.m.
Come and enjoy an Herbal Tea. Master Gardeners Emily Peterson, Mary Noel and the members of their committee will make beverages and food from the herbs grown in our own demonstration garden. They will share the recipes you will enjoy. Weather permitting, we will tour the herb garden. Limited to 16 guests, $15 per person.

Basic Leaf Castings: Master Gardener Sandi Dew will present a workshop on Basic Leaf Castings. The workshop will be held in two parts;
Part 1 Tuesday, September 1, at 1 p.m.,
Part 2 Thursday, September 3, at 1 p.m.,
We will cast a live leaf into concrete to create a unique garden ornament or bird bath. All materials including large leaves will be provided, but feel free to bring your own leaf if you prefer. Painting, care, and sealing tips for be provided. Wear work clothes and shoes, bring long rubber gloves, and an adventurous spirit. Limited to 12 participants. Fee $25.

Wednesday, September 16, 6:30 p.m.
Master Gardener Jackie McPeak will present a workshop on Quick and Easy Flower Arranging for adults and children. Bring some favorite flowers, greens, and pruners. We will provide a container, oasis, and some flowers. Limit 15 participants. Adults $10 fee and children free.

Advanced Leaf Casting.For participants who have attended basic leaf casting, Master Gardener Sandi Dew will present a workshop, on Advanced Leaf Castings. The workshop will be held in two parts; Part 1 Tuesday, October 6, at 1 p.m.,
Part 2 Thursday, October 8, at 1 p.m.
This workshop will involve the use of multiple leaves in a creative arrangement to form a compound leaved bird bath or garden ornament. Paining, care, and sealing tips will be provided. All materials including large leaves will be provided, but feel free to bring your own leaves if you prefer. Wear work clothes and shoes, bring long rubber gloves, and an adventurous spirit. Limited to 12 participants. Fee $25.

Tuesday, October 20, 1:00 p.m.
Compost – the ultimate in recycling. An informal workshop during which Master Gardener Carol Kinsley will demonstrate one of her favorite activities, composting. When she had wrist surgery, the doctor asked what her goal was for recuperation. I want to be able to turn my compost pile, she replied. Come learn what to include, what to exclude and how to turn yard and kitchen waste into black gold for your garden

 

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