Sussex County Master Gardener Workshops

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The Master Gardeners recently celebrated 30 years of service to Delaware!  Year 31 continues with a  diverse and interesting series of workshops this summer.   As space is limited in some classes, 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, July 25, 1 p.m.,
Master Gardener James Brown will present a workshop on Rain Barrels. If you have a roof you are half way to being a water conservationist. You will make a rain barrel to capture water for a number of uses; watering plants, cleaning tools, even washing your car, but caution- not for drinking. Limit 15 participants.  Fee $45.  Register Online Here

Tuesday, August 1, 7 p.m.,
Master Gardener Rick Petrecca will present a workshop entitled “F” is for Fall Vegetable Garden not Forgotten Vegetable Garden.  Covering the needs of a productive garden, including sun, water, nutrients, layout, what vegetables to plant, and extending the season strategies.  Register Online Here

Tuesday, August 15, 1 p.m.,
Master Gardener Brent Marsh and friends will host an Insect Safari.  Grownups, kids and grandkids will enjoy all enjoy this workshop. A lively presentation will be followed a safari in the demonstration garden looking for interesting insects of all varieties.  You will be amazed to see the creatures living in our garden, some of them fly, some of them craw and some of them burrow.  Bring the kids or come by yourself.  Register Online Here

Tuesday, August 29, 1 p.m.,
A special workshop for Home Schooled Kids will be presented by Karen Wilkens, Linda Peters, and friends. The subject of the workshop will be Harvest and Compost.  We harvest from the garden, learning about the different vegetables and herbs in the garden, when the produce is ready to be picked and what to do with the harvest.  This exercise will be followed by a class on Compost including doing an experiment to take home. Composting is fun and easy we will learn how to make it and how to use to make the garden better.  Limit 20 participants.  Register Online Here

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