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2016 Gardening Talks and Workshops

Gardening Talks:

All talks 7-8 pm at at Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library

Jan 25 - Butterflies, Bees, and Other Amazing Pollinators
Feb 29 - Growing a Fabulous Garden from Seeds
Mar 21 - How to Make Compost in 30 Days
Apr 25 - Fragrant, Fresh and Free, Growing Herbs Is Easy
May 23 - Think Your Space Is Too Small for a Garden? Think Again.
Aug 22 - A Homeowner's Introduction to Landscape Principles
Oct 17 - Tree Planting and Pruning
Dec 5 - Hops: From Your Garden to Your Kitchen


Must Register for workshops on Eventbrite

Apr 16 - Naughty and Nice Soil: 10 - 11a.m. Demo at Farmers Market Kitchen Garden
July 30 - Vegetable Starts for a Fall Garden: 9am - 12pm, Hampton Roads AREC

Click Here for More Information and other upcoming Talks/Workshops

Green Thumb Gardening Series

All sessions are scheduled for Tuesdays from 11:00am-2:00pm at the Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

Register at Eventbrite
Click Here for Informational Brochure

Series Schedule:
April 12, 2016 - Straw bale Veggies
April 19, 2016 - The Wonderful World of Herbs
April 26, 2016 - Fescue anyone? The pros and cons of this cool season grass
May 3, 2016 - Busy Bees and Their Friends - Bees and other pollinators
May 10, 2016 - Best Small Trees for the Landscape - Selections and basic care for small and understory tree

Water Steward Rain Barrel Workshops

Learn about water conservation and build a rain barrel to use at your home.

'Make and Take' a 55 gallon, sealed system Rain Barrel - keep the water that falls on your property ON your property and save water (and money) for your plants and gardens!

Includes a diverter to install in your downspout (no need to cut off your downspout).Once the barrel is full, the diverter will automatically pass excess water through the downspout!


March 12, 2016
April 9, 2016
May 14, 2016
June 11, 2016
July 9, 2016
August 13, 2016
September 10, 2016
October 8, 2016

Class size is limited, please register early!
Location: Virginia Beach Farmers Market
3640 Dam Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Event Coordinator - Nina M. Page
This event is open to the public - no MG hours are given.

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