Second Saturdays at Smedley
Date and Location
When (Date/Time)January 12, 2013 10:00 AM to December 7, 2013 3:00 PM
WhereSmedley Park Environmental Center
2nd Saturday gardening programs are designed for all home gardeners
January 12 Wreaths for Birds
Make an edible wreath to help our feathered friends endure the cold winter months. A hands-on workshop suitable for children and adults. Cost $10 Instructor: Joe Daniels, Master Gardener
February 9 Rain Gardens
Do you know what a rain garden is? Find out what a benefit it can be for your property. Learn what plant material to use and the basics of installing this beneficial addition to your property. Cost $10 Instructor: Lee Armillei from Green Weaver
March 9 Vegetable Gardening
Expand your home gardening skills by growing your own fresh vegetables. Learn how to start your own seeds, how to plant and cultivate them for a healthy harvest. Cost $10
Instructor: Leslie Trimble Master Gardener
April 13 Build a Birdhouse
Build a prize-winning birdhouse with a sustainable roof that will have birds lining up to move in this spring. This is a hands-on workshop. Bring a hammer and glasses. Limited to 15 people Cost $30
Instructor: Frank Foxwell Master Gardener
May 11 Herb Wreath
Make a live herbal wreath that you can enjoy all summer long. It can be hung or placed on a table to be used when you need fresh herbs for cooking or beverages. This is a hands-on workshop.
Limited to 15 people. Cost $30
Instructor: Joe Daniels Master Gardener
June 8 Wild Edibles
Taking a walk in the woods anytime soon?........getting hungry?
Learn which wild plants are edible and tasty as well. Come to an interesting and fun-filled workshop to learn more about these local wild plants and enjoy some samples that will be prepared for you. Cost $10
Instructor: Julianne Schieffer Penn State Urban Forrester
July 13 Mosaic Stepping Stones
Make a one of a kind, colorful mosaic stepping stone for your garden. We will provide colored glass, pieces of porcelain, ceramic tiles and other found objects. You can bring some of your own heirloom dishes as well as other treasures you may wish to incorporate into your project. The stone is already made. You will learn correct techniques for placing your mosaics. This is a hands-on workshop. Bring rubber gloves and glasses. Cost $30 Instructor: Joe Daniels Master Gardener
Limited to 15 people
August 10 Gourd Decorating
Learn to paint, stain, and stencil gourds for your fall decorating. This is a hands-on workshop. Bring gloves.
Cost $20 Instructor: Eleanor Tickner Master Gardener
Limited to 20 people.
September 14 Composting and Vermiculture
Learn all of the correct steps required to produce your own
“Black Gold “ from your own garden and kitchen scraps and gain a new appreciation for worms. Cost $10
Instructors: Sam Barnett Master Gardener and Kanti Somani Vermiculture Expert (worms.com)
October 12 Trees
Do you wonder which tree would be best for your garden in our urban/suburban neighborhoods? Learn how to select, plant and care for your trees.
Instructor: Julianne Schieffer Penn State Urban Forester and Tree Tender
November 9 Birds in the Winter
Enjoy an informative and interesting class on our natural environment and the birds and animals that are our outside neighbors. You will be inspired to help our feathered friends out this winter. A small craft will be made at the end of the class. Children would enjoy this talk as well.
Instructor: Tom Reeves Naturalist and Birder
December 7** Holiday Wreaths or Centerpieces
These 2 programs are on the first Saturday in December.
10am-12pm—Holiday Wreaths (Only 1 session this year)
Make a one of a kind holiday wreath of fresh greens to decorate your home. Bring pruners and rubber gloves. Cost $25 Limited to 25 people.
1pm-3pm—Holiday Centerpieces (New Option)
Create a centerpiece of fresh greens and flowers for the holidays. Bring pruners and rubber gloves.
Instructors: Julia King and Janae Alberts
** First Saturday in December
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