Spring 2013 Backyard Gardening Lecture Series
The final Spring 2013 Backyard Gardening Lecture Series is offered at Trax Farms in Finleyville on Saturday, April 13th. Time schedule of topics and speakers are listed below
9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Plants with Pizazz
With the many new plant introductions each year, how do you know which ones will perform best in your garden? Join Carol Papas for a presentation of plants to liven up your garden. A selection of woody and herbaceous plants will be discussed. Special emphasis will be on plants that provide a fun focal point in your garden, whether it's in the sun or shade.
10:45 to 12 noon
Growing and Preserving Small Fruits
It is very satisfying to eat fruit that you have grown and harvested from your own garden. This program explores the requirements of growing small fruits and a limited discussion on varietal choices. For the purpose of this class, small fruit includes berries, currants, and rhubarb. These fruits are easily integrated into your garden because they do not require a great deal of space. You will also receive a basic introduction to preserving your harvest of small fruits through freezing, drying, and canning.
12 noon to 12:45 p.m.
Lunch available in deli and bakery
12:45 to 1:30 p.m.
Just Grow Up! Vertical Gardening
Gardeners the world over have a renewed interest in vertical gardening. Although the concept is thousands of years old, an increase in urban living has created the need for new and efficient ways to grow vertically. Living walls, tuteurs, pergolas, and wall pockets can be utilized to maximize space. Come learn what's up in the world of vertical gardening.
1:45 to 2:45 p.m.
Seed Starting/Lettuce Bowl Workshop
Starting your own transplants gives you a greater selection of varieties than you are likely to find in your local garden center, especially if you want to grow heirloom or unusual varieties of plants. Learn what you need to do to succeed at starting and growing your own transplants. The presentation will be followed by a hands-on workshop to create a lettuce bowl.
Pre-registration is required.
Registration Fee: $15
Lettuce Bowl Workshop: $5 (pre-registration required)
Please stipulate BYGLS-Trax Farms, make check payable and mail to:
Penn State Extension-Allegheny County
400 N. Lexington Street, 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Pre-registering is recommended, but walk-ins are accepted the day of the event.
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