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  • Sussex Master Gardeners announce workshop schedule

  • The Sussex County Master Gardeners recently announced its scheduled of upcoming workshops at the University of Delaware’s Carvel Research and Education Center near Georgetown.
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  • The Sussex County Master Gardeners recently announced its scheduled of upcoming workshops at the University of Delaware’s Carvel Research and Education Center near Georgetown.
    The schedule includes the follow events:
    March 7 – Plants with Winter Interest in Your Garden
    Eddie Filemyr and Gayle August will share and discuss a selection of ships, trees and perennials that could become winter stars in your garden.
    March 12 – Tools & Tips
    Ingrid Hetfield will discuss how to choose the best tool for garden, as well as tips for sharpening and maintaining them.
    March 26 – Soil Tests, Taking the Tests, Using the Results
    Tracy Mulveny will discuss soil tests, why they’re important and how to use the results.
    April 9 – MAHVELOUS Moss
    Mary Hall will discuss the advantages of having moss in your landscape, its environmental needs and care, companion planting and examples of how to use it.
    April 30 – Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden
    A panel of Garden Committee members will discuss the successes and failure in the demonstration garden last year and plans for the coming season.
    May 15 – Growing Healthy Snacks
    Ana Dittel and Linda Peters will discuss the nutrition values of small fruits and vegetables that can be grown in your garden.
    June 13 and June 20 – Hypertufa
    This $15, two-part workshop will guide attendees through the process of making hypertufa containers from a mixture of cement, sand and water.
    June 25 – Herbal Vinegars
    This $15 session will include tips on the selection and preparation techniques for herb and their use in flavored vinegars.
    Most workshops are free, although pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, including event times, contact Tammy Schirmer (302) 856-2585, ext. 544, email tammys@udel.edu or visit ag.udel.edu/rec/extension/mastergardeners/workshops.html.

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