Master Gardener Victory Garden Workshop Series

Join us for a 23 week course to learn proper techniques and procedures to have your own backyard garden.
Master Gardener Victory Garden Workshop Series - Workshops
Language: English

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When: Mon., Apr. 23, 2018 - Mon., Sep. 24, 2018*
(9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
*See Agenda for more details.

Where: Penn State Extension Franklin County
181 Franklin Farm Ln.
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17202

registration deadline: April 21, 2018
11:59 p.m.

Join the Master Gardeners of Franklin County for Victory Garden Workshop Series! A series of 23 weekly classes designed for participants who desire to have a backyard garden and want to learn proper gardening techniques and procedures.

To Be Covered

The morning begins with a short class related to what is happening in the garden at that time of year. After the classroom time, participants will work outdoors in the garden alongside Master Gardeners. Harvested fresh produce will be shared by the participants. Space is limited, register today!

What is a Victory Garden?

At their peak, there were more than 20 million Victory Gardens planted across the United States with more than 1 million tons of produce grown during WWII. Victory Gardens were not only a way to aid the war, they also allowed citizens at home to be a part of the war effort. Join the Franklin County Master Gardeners to learn how to start your own Victory Garden and grow enough fresh vegetables through the summer for immediate family and neighbors, and maybe enough to preserve for the winter months.

Gardening Attire & Tools

Participants are asked to wear garden clothes and to bring their own gloves. Garden tools will be provided at the workshop.


Monday, April 23, 2018
Monday, April 30, 2018
Monday, May 7, 2018
Monday, May 14, 2018
Monday, May 21, 2018
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Monday, June 4, 2018
Monday, June 11, 2018
Monday, June 18, 2018
Monday, June 25, 2018
Monday, July 2, 2018
Monday, July 9, 2018
Monday, July 16, 2018
Monday, July 23, 2018
Monday, July 30, 2018
Monday, August 6, 2018
Monday, August 13, 2018
Monday, August 20, 2018
Monday, August 27, 2018
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Monday, September 10, 2018
Monday, September 17, 2018
Monday, September 24, 2018

09:00 am Orientation / Planting Early Crops

09:00 am Soil & Soil Test

09:00 am Seed Selection & Plant Purchasing

09:00 am Container Gardening & Raised Beds

09:00 am Vertical Gardening / No Till Gardening / Crop Rotation

09:00 am *IPM - Integrated Pest Management; Good Bugs, Bad Bugs

09:00 am Tomato Staking & Pruning / Row Covers

09:00 am Mulching / Irrigation / Rain Barrels

09:00 am Growing Alliums (The Onion Family)

09:00 am Common Vegetable Diseases

09:00 am Weed ID & Management

09:00 am Garden Work Day

09:00 am Critter Control

09:00 am Cole Crops & Fall Planting

09:00 am Cucerbits: Squash, Pumpkins & Some Gourds

09:00 am Food Day & Personal Reports

09:00 am Growing & Preserving Peppers

09:00 am Care, Safety & Use of Garden Tools

09:00 am Perrenial Plants

09:00 am *Composting & Vermiculture

09:00 am Growing & Preserving Herbs / Drying & Grinding Produce

09:00 am Cold Frames, Hoop Houses & Seed Saving

09:00 am Put Garden to Bed & Celebrate


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