Master Gardener Victory Garden Workshop Series
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
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.
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
J. Craig Williams