Prince William upcoming events

February 23: Jump Start into Spring — Basics of Gardening

  • Taught by VCE – Prince William Master Gardener Volunteers
  • Manassas Park Community Center, 99 Adams Street, Manassas Park, 20111.
  • 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Topics include: The Dirt on Dirt – Gardening Successfully with Clay Soils, Sustainable Organic Vegetable Gardening, Starting Flower Seed for your Garden, and Taking Care of Your Trees
  • Single: $20.00 (materials included); Couple: $30.00 (shared materials included)

For a registration form go to our website, call the Extension Horticulture Help Desk at 703-792-7747 or email master_gardener@pwcgov.org

Snow Date: March 2, 2013

Sustainable Vegetable Gardening Series

  • Old Courthouse, 9248 Lee Avenue, Manassas, 20110
  • Saturdays listed below, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Growing our own food, using nature as a guide and incorporating sustainable practices is good for our bodies and good for the earth.  These three classes cover the essential topics — planning the garden, using organic sustainable techniques to develop healthy productive gardens, and growing good garden soil. These practices are on display at our Teaching Garden and showcased in our Saturday in the Garden programs.
  • Cost: Free
  • Taught by Master Gardener Paul Gibson and the Master Gardener Cook’s Garden Team
Feb. 2 Part I – Planning: Overview of organic, sustainable vegetable gardening.  Choosing a site, selecting what to grow, scheduling when and where to plant.  Using the garden calendar.  Observing and keeping records.
Feb. 16 Part II – Sustainable Practices: Learn about cover crops, compost, crop rotation, succession, companion planting, farmscaping, seed saving, and seed starting (plant processes, propagation, seedling development, selection of growing media), transplanting, and extending the seasons (spring, fall, winter gardening).
March 9 Part III – Growing Soil: Prepare, improve, and cultivate your garden soil organically and sustainably.  Good garden soil and how to get it.  The soil-food web.  Best practices for fertility, tillage & cultivation, and composting.  Minimizing pests and disease.

March 23: 10 Steps to a Greener lawn

  • McCoy Conference Room, 7987 Ashton Ave., Manassas, 20109
  • 10 a.m.
  • Master Gardener John Miller will share 10 ways you can keep your grass green and the water clean.  This lawn care seminar will answer your lawn care questions.
  • Topics to be covered: Lawn Care Calendar, Soil Testing, Amending Soil, Adjusting the pH, Proper Mowing, Weed Control, Disease and Insect Control, Aeration, Fertilization, Seeding & Lawn Repair.
  • To register call 703-792-7747

Saturday in the Garden

  • Dates: April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, and Oct. 12
  • Taught by VCE – Prince William Master Gardener Volunteers
  • Teaching Garden at St. Benedict Monastery, 9535 Linton Hall Road, Bristow,  20136.
  • Cost: Free
  • 9 a.m. – noon
  • Registration is requested

Ask a Master Gardener your gardening questions at local garden centers!

Locations:

  • Lowe’s – Gainesville
  • Lowe’s – Woodbridge
  • Merrifield – Gainesville
  • Southern States – Manassas

Dates:

  • April 6, 13, and 20
  • May 4 and 18

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Call 703-792-7747 for more information

Ask a Master Gardener your gardening questions at local farmers markets!

Locations:

  • Dale City Farmers’ Market
  • Dale City Commuter Lot
  • Dale Blvd and Gemini Way

Dates:

  • April 14 and 28
  • May 12 and 26
  • June 9 and 23
  • July 14 and 28
  • Aug. 11 and 25
  • Sept. 8 and 22
  • Oct. 13 and 27
  • Nov. 10

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Call 703-792-7747 for more information

Location:

  • Manassas City Farmers’ Market — Located at the corner of West Street and Prince William Street in the heart of Old Town Manassas

Dates:

  • April 13 and 27
  • May 11 and 25
  • June 8 and 22
  • July 13 and 27
  • Aug. 10 and 24
  • Sept. 14 and 28
  • Oct. 12 and 26
  • Nov. 9

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Call 703-792-7747 for more information

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