Master Gardener Fall Fest

Join the Delaware County Master Gardeners for the a gardening symposium, plant sale, and marketplace.
Master Gardener Fall Fest - Workshops
Language: English
Note: No charge for general admission to the event. Cost for sessions as indicated below.
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Description

When: Sat., Sep. 29, 2018
(9:00 AM - 3:30 PM)

Where: Smedley Park
20 Paper Mill Rd.
Springfield, Pennsylvania 19064

registration deadline: September 24, 2018
11:59 p.m.

Participants can choose between a number of workshops and lectures.

Lunch is available for $10.

Sessions include:

  • Plants That Like Wet Feet - $20
  • Create a Terrarium - $20
  • Making Stepping Stones - $20
  • Gardening and Cooking - $3
  • Stencil Workshop - $20
  • The Double Life of Pollinators - $20
  • Wreaths for Birds - $20

Agenda

Saturday, September 29, 2018

08:30 am Registration Begins

08:30 am Marketplace

Concurrent Session I

09:00 am Plants That Like Wet Feet (Lecture) After all the rain we experienced this past season, do you have a soggy area in your garden? Well, Nancy will reveal which native plants thrive in moisture-laden soil, tolerate sun or shade, provide seasonal interest, and attract water-loving birds and amphibians.

09:00 am Create a Terrarium (Workshop) Dreading those long, cold, stark winter months where you see a ho-hum, uneventful landscape outside your window? We have a remedy for that. Build your own unique terrarium to take home and ward off those upcoming winter blues. All supplies will be provided.

09:00 am Making Stepping Stones (Workshop) Keep your feet dry while adding art to the garden! Make a customized stepping stone with Master Gardeners, MT Lopata and Liz Dalrymple. All supplies will be provided, but wear clothing protection if desired. Bring special mementos to add and make it your own.

10:15 am Break

Concurrent Session II

10:45 am Wreaths for Birds (Workshop) Make an edible wreath to help our feathered friends endure the long cooler months ahead. This is a hands-on workshop using loads of goodies that birds enjoy. Suitable for both children and adults. Supplies included.

10:45 am The Double Life of Pollinators (Lecture) Did you know pollinators have a "dark" but beneficial side to their existence? Many are predators or parasitoids of our most annoying garden pests. Connie will show you how to recognize these garden allies in their different life stages, highlight the primary plants that support them and identify horticultural techniques that foster them in your garden.

Concurrent Session III

01:00 pm Stencil Workshop (Workshop) Create a garden-themed slate hanging decoration using stencils and acrylic paint. Feel free to bring your own stencils or choose from our array of stencils. Take home and hang the same day. Christmas-themed slates could be a bonus for the upcoming holiday. Supplies included.

01:00 pm Wreaths for Birds (Workshop) Make an edible wreath to help our feathered friends endure the long cooler months ahead. This is a hands-on workshop using loads of goodies that birds enjoy. Suitable for both children and adults. Supplies included.

01:00 pm Gardening and Cooking (Workshop) This is a hands-on workshop where parent(s)/guardian(s) can take an active part in introducing a child to the world of gardening and cooking. Participants will plant seeds to take home, and will practice basic cooking skills to create a healthy recipe. Tips for gardening, cooking, and recipes will be given. This workshop is geared for an adult with 1 to 2 children, age 6 and up.

02:30 pm Marketplace

03:30 pm Adjourn

Instructors

Consumer Horticulture; Master Gardener Coordinator Plants for pollinators Native plants & Ecological landscaping

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Ronie Connor

Liz Dalrymple

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MT Lopata

Jane Nyiri

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