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Fall into the Garden – October 7, 2017

Saturday, October 7, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
New Castle County Cooperative Extension Office, Room 132A
University of Delaware
461 Wyoming Road, Newark, DE 19716

Registration is $25 per person. Register up to 2 people per form. No refunds will be available, unless the event is canceled. Continental breakfast will be provided. If you have any questions, contact Carrie Murphy at (302) 831-COOP (2667) or email cjmurphy@udel.edu.

Call our office 302-831-COOP – or register online HERE!


8:30 – 9:00 – Registration

9:00 – 10:00 – Selecting Broad-leaved Evergreens for Your Winter Landscape with Ron Simpson

About Ron Simpson: Ron is recent graduate of the Master Gardener program (2015) but he has contributed much to the group in the short time he has been active. He is a lifelong
gardener and birdwatcher, with degrees in Biology and Environmental Science. Ron
has a special interest in hummingbirds and has attended 4 Hummingbird Workshops
with the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory.

10:15 – 11:15 – Outside in the Autumn Garden – Fall Garden Maintenance with Frank Ebright

About Frank Ebright: He graduated the NCC Master Gardener Program in 1994.  Since then, he has been involved primarily in the Workshops Committee, Speaker’s Bureau, and the Telephone & Diagnostics Committee.  He has given workshops on over two dozen topics, with a similar number of Speaker’s Bureau engagements covering a wide scope of subjects. When not in the garden, he spends his free time woodworking and covering baseball.

11:30 – 12:30 –Fall is Foundational – Fall Garden Design with Nancy Bell

About Nancy Bell: Nancy is an ardent gardener and has developed a life-long fascination and passion for all things nature into a career in horticulture. She has been the Education & Garden Coach Coordinator at Gateway Garden Center, Hockessin, developed & led adult workshops Landscaping with Ornamental Grasses, Native Plants, Edible. Nancy is the Landscaping & Gardening for Wildlife Host of “The Garden Clinic” , WDEL 1150AM & 101.7FM (Saturdays, Spring & Fall) and a frequent guest on NBC’s “The 10! Show” in Philadelphia, as well as a Plant Walk instructor & teacher of Edible Landscape, Longwood Gardens.

Call our office 302-831-COOP – or register online HERE!



Master Gardeners also develop and deliver a wide variety of workshops, demonstrations, and lectures, throughout the year, for adults, either at our facility or in the community.  Contact our office to schedule a workshop or demonstration for your group.  Topics include:  Vegetable Gardening, Composting, Container Gardening, Landscape Design, Lawn Management, Native Plants, and Pollinators.  Please direct questions to Carrie Murphy, cjmurphy@udel.edu or (302) 831-COOP.