Learn about composting, planting for wildlife, cold-weather vegetables and containers, and gardening tools

Yep, that’s a lot of learning going on next Saturday and Sunday at the old Homestead.  Here’s the line-up, and I’m told there’s still room – but register now to make sure.  (Call 410/798.5000.)  There’s a nominal charge – 5 bucks – for each.

  • Saturday, 1/23 at 10 a.m., Gene’s Tips on Gardening Tools. Homestead Education Coordinator Gene Sumi shows us his picks for the top garden tools to maintain a great garden.
  • Saturday 1/23 at noon,  Composting.  Dr. Frank Gouin (U.Md.), a revered expert in composting, takes us through the simple process of transforming our kitchen scraps and yard waste into “black gold”.
  • Saturday, 1/23 at 2 p.m.,  Planting for Wildlife.  Master Gardener Lisa Winters shows us how to bring nature home by selecting the right plants for our backyard.
  • Sunday, 1/24 at noon, Cool Weather Vegetables.  Annuals Manager Kerry Kelley introduces us to great cool-weather crops, including fresh greens, snap peas, and cauliflower.
  • Sunday, 1/24 at 2 p.m., Cold Weather Containers.  We learn how to plant a stunning container for pizzazz in even the bleakest winter landscape.

There are lots more workshops throughout the month of February, and here’s the full list.

Posted by Susan HarrisPhoto credits:  Goldfinch by Runner Jenny. Cauliflower by Linda N. Composter and hoe by Susan Harris.

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