Kent County Master Gardener Winter Workshops

The Kent County Master Gardeners are planning a series of workshops for the community from December through February. Classes are held at the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension Office, Paradee Center, 69 Transportation Circle, Dover, DE.  Contact the Extension Office at 302-730-4000 to register. The schedule is as follows:

Holiday Door Swags

Tuesday, December 11, 2018  1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the U.D. Paradee Center.  Fee is $10. Limit: 20 Participants  

Learn how to make a beautiful door swag for the holidays. This hands-on workshop will require you to bring a large, raw baking potato wrapped in foil, along with a pair of shears and an ice pick or something similar with a sharp point. The evergreens and ribbon will be provided. Feel free to bring along additional decorations, i.e. pine cones, ornaments, painted branches, etc.  Workshop fee is $10. Class is limited to 20 participants.

Planning Your Vegetable Garden

Wednesday, January 23, 2019  1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the U.D. Paradee Center. Free   

This workshop covers what you need to do before you ever dig or plant one seed or tomato plant. January is a good time to think ahead. The more planning, the easier it will be in the middle of the summer. Bring your gardening notebook with a few empty pages for hints that you want to remember to do before the planting season begins.

Water Wisely: Install Drip Irrigation

Thursday, February 21, 2019  1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at U.D. Paradee Center.   Free.  Limit:  20 participants.

Learn the basics of installing drip irrigation for your flowers, shrubs, and some vegetables. It’s not that difficult, it just requires some planning on your part. Bring a layout drawing of the areas you want to irrigate. Be sure to show your water source locations, types of plants you are irrigating, and approximate amount of sun the plants receive each day during the hottest parts of the summer. This class could run over one hour depending on class attendance. Class is limited to 20 participants.