The Learning Garden is once again a hub for in-person gardening education in 2024. The Learning Garden, located at the Extension Office, 49 Mt. Carmel Road, is offering the public the opportunity to Visit and Learn in the garden on selected Thursdays, February – November. The Thursday in-person programs will consist of five garden-specific series. Visitors can walk around before or after the program and soak in our lovely gardens. Our gardens will open at 9:00 a.m. and all the demonstration programs run between 10-11:30 a.m. To ensure a good learning experience, attendance will be limited and registration will be required. Decriptions of each program, along with instructions on how to register will be announced two weeks before the program, on this website.
February 29 – Getting Your Dahlias Ready for Planting
October 24 – Dividing and Storing Dahlias
Dye Garden Series
May 30 – Introduction to Botanical Dyeing
June 13 – Hands on Dyeing with Weld, A Vibrant Yellow
July 11 – Hands on Dyeing with Fresh Indigo, Using Two Techniques
August 29 – Hands on Dyeing with Madder, Beautiful Red From Roots
September 26 – Ecoprinting: Making Prints Using Leaves and Flowers
November 7 – Dyeing with an Organic Indigo Vat
Vegetable Garden Series
February 22 – Planning a Vegetable Garden
March 7 – Starting Seeds Indoors
July 25 – Tomatoes and Disease: How to Manage
September 12 – The Use of Cover Crops in the Vegetable Garden
In addition to the Thursday programs listed above, The Learning Garden will present a series of ninety minute (+/-) hands-on seminars covering various gardening topics. These in-person programs will be held at The Learning Garden on selected Saturday mornings, February – August.
February 17 – Pruning Tool Sharpening Workshop
March 16 – Pruning Workshop
May 11 – Planning a Four-Season Garden
June 15 – Propagation of Soft Cuttings
June 29 – Irrigation of a Garden on a Slope
August 17 – Preserving Your Vegetable Harvest
OctoberFest in The Learning Garden – October 19, 2024. Come join us in The Learning Garden to celebrate the end of the growing season. Explore the gardens filled with Master Gardener volunteers to answer your gardening questions. Details about this family-friendly event will be shared later this summer.
Each of the programs in The Learning Garden will be announced individually through this blog and on our website two weeks before each program. Each announcement will include instructions on how to register. Mark your calendar and register to attend as many as you can.