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Lunch & Learn With Mecklenburg Extension Master Gardeners

Lunch-LearnLunch & Learn with Your Mecklenburg Extension Master Gardenerssm and Extension Agent

 From starting a veggie garden to raising roses to identifying insects, bring your questions and your lunch and join the experts for a free, open-forum gardening discussion. Each lunch session begins with a 30-minute educational presentation, followed by a 30-minute Q&A session where your gardening questions become the topic!

LUNCH & LEARN with your Extension Master Gardeners and County Extension Agent from 12:15-1:15 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays in February through May at the Mecklenburg County Extension offices at 1418 Armory Drive (just off 7th Street), adjacent to Independence Park—parking in front of the building

Wednesday, February 27, 2013, Edible Gardening 101 – Extension Master Gardener Don Rosenberg shares his expert, practical approach to planning, installing, and maintaining a home garden. Learn tips and tricks for making small gardens as productive as possible from planting your seeds to managing crops to get the best yields with least effort.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013, The Dirt on Worm Composting – Join Extension Master Gardener Carol Carraux for a step-by-step demonstration on creating worm bins to turn kitchen scraps into rich organic nutrients for your garden. With worms, a plastic bin, and newspaper learn this simple, inexpensive, eco-friendly process for creating “garden gold.” 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013, “Run for the Roses” – Extension Master Gardener and rosarian Elizabeth Geppert presents simple, safe practices for growing fragrant, lush roses. Expert information on selecting, planting, and maintaining roses will inspire you to “run for the roses” and enjoy them in your yard.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, From Garden Glory to Indoor Artistry – Bring the beauty of your garden inside by learning the basics of simple floral design from Extension Master Gardener Susan Hooper. Her easy, creative approach to transforming flowers and greenery from your yard into a feast for your eyes is inspirational.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, Backyard Bugs – For a thoughtful look at insects found in and around your home and yard, join Scott Ewers, Mecklenburg Extension Horticulture Agent, as he explains how to evaluate whether or not an insect is a problem, how to determine if its presence requires a control, and how to identify the safest, effectivecontrols.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013, Doing It with Dirt – Master Composter and Extension Master Gardener Mary Stauble teaches the basics of soil stewardship, including effective, environmentally-friendly approaches to amending and building soil. Healthy soil is the foundation for a beautiful landscape, whatever you grow—from tomatoes and turf to tulips and trees.

Free + Open to the Public + 18 and older

To preregister and save your seat at these popular programs, call 704.336.4011 or

e-mail  info@mastergardenersmecklenburg.org.

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