Weed Identification Workshop

Benjamin Franklin said “nothing in this world can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” A gardener would surely add weeds to that list, for every year the weeds appear. At the next Gardening with Nature program on Tuesday, July 25, learn to identify some of the most common weeds found in lawn and garden, along with tips and strategies for managing these pesky plants.

Extension Educator Annette MaCoy will present “Weed Identification” on Tuesday, July 25, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., at Cleve J. Fredricksen Library, located at 100 N. 19th Street in Camp Hill. In addition to offering weed management tips, Annette will bring weed samples for hands-on identification. You are welcome to bring along weed samples for identification from your own garden, as well, but please be sure to put them in a bag for transport and handling.

This is the sixth program in the monthly Gardening with Nature series on environmentally-friendly gardening topics, hosted by Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County at Fredricksen Library from February through October.

The registration fee for the workshop is only $5.00, and registration is requested at least one week prior to the workshop date. Door prizes will be given away at each workshop in the series, with a grand door prize of a Penn State Extension Master Gardener Manual to be awarded in October.

Everyone interested in gardening and a healthy environment is encouraged and welcome to attend these workshops.

Future topics, scheduled for the fourth Tuesday evening of each month through October, include discovering naturalist/artist Ned Smith, naturalistic planting, and small flowering bulbs.

For more information, to receive a program brochure with complete details, or to register for one or more of the workshops, please contact the Penn State Extension office in Cumberland County at 717-240-6500, or toll-free at 1-888-697-0371 ext. 6500.