Sussex Master Gardeners announce winter-spring workshops series for 2013

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Community & School Garden Information Event     register online    Thank you!
Saturday, February 9, 2013, 9 a.m. to noon
Information session designed for educators, community members  and gardeners starting or maintaining a community or school garden.

Houseplant Care     register online
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013  7 p.m. Conference Room 3
Presented by Fran Meehan.
Bring your tired, your sick or your just plain lousy looking house plants for a little TLC!   The class will diagnose and help solve your specific plant problems and then cover general house plant growing concerns. We will have an abundance of information available to help you grow beautiful indoor gardens.

Plants with Winter Interest in Your Garden     register online
Thursday, March 7, 2013.
Presented by Eddie Filmyr and Gayle August.   Noon. Conference Room 3.
Presenters will share through photographs and discussion a selection of shrubs, trees and perennials that are stars in gardens in winter. A plant list will be provided for you to use to plan additions to you garden. Come learn and enjoy! 

Tools & Tips    register online
Tuesday, March 12, 1 p.m. Conference Room 3.
Presented by Ingrid Hetfield.
The right tool for the right gardening job makes your outdoor work a breeze. How to select tools for your particular garden, from the houseplant corner to the tree- shaded lot, and all the growing things between, and information on sharpening and maintenance of your hand tools.

Soil Test, Taking the Tests, Using the Results   register online
Presented  Tracy Mulveny
Tuesday, March 26, 2013. 30,  7 p.m.  Demonstration Garden
Learn about soil tests, why you should do one, how to and then how to use the results.

MAHVELOUS Moss   register online
Presented by Mary Hall
Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 1 p.m.
Got moss? Instead of trying to get rid of it, come learn about all of its advantages and the benefits of having it in your landscape. We’ll also discuss its environmental needs and care, companion plantings, and show examples of ways to use magical, mahvelous moss.

The Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden    register online
Presented by  Members of the Garden Committee
Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Noon.
A panel discussion with some of the gardeners responsible for the demonstration garden The discussion will focus on the successes and failures in the garden last year and the plans for the coming gardening season

Growing Healthy Snacks    register online
Presented by Ana Dittel and Linda Peters
Wednesday, May 15, 2013.  7 p.m.
Learn about the nutrition values in small fruits and vegetables that can easily be grown in your garden, how to grow them, and a few recipes to try.

Hypertufa    register online
Thursday, June 13 and June 20, 2013.  Limit 20 Participants    Cost $15
Presented by  Jackie McPeake  
Hypertufa is a mixture of cement, sand and water, formed into a mold to make a container for a plant or a garden ornament (mushroom). It is lighter than terra-cotta and can withstand winter weather. At the conclusion of this hands-on workshop you’ll have made a pot or mushroom to take home. Bring Heavy-Duty Latex Gloves

Herbal Vinegars     register online
Tuesday, June 25, 2013. 5:30 p.m.
Presented by Donna Fellows and Emily Peterson and Susan Trone
Spend an afternoon discovering herbs and their use in flavored vinegars.  Learn selection and preparation techniques which will allow you to go home with your own special blend.

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