Gardening for Life

June 12, 20, 26, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Hopewell, Virginia

Join us for a three-part workshop series where you'll learn how to turn a small yard into a fruitful garden. This program will include classroom sessions and hands-on training/demonstrations. Classroom sessions will be held at Appomattox Regional Library, followed by the hands-on workshops at the Woodlawn Community Center, approximately 10 minutes from the library, weather permitting.

Register for one or all three. Registration Required.

Workshops include:

  • Unlocking the Secret of Soils
    June 12, 2018

    Dr. Leonard Githinji, Virginia Cooperative Extension Specialist, Sustainable & Urban Agriculture, will share how to identify your yard's soil type and how to amend it to have beautiful and productive gardens.

  • Growing Up: Gardening in Small Spaces
    June 20, 2018

    If your yard gets full sun and you have access to a hose, you can grow more vegetables than you can probably eat. Join Dr. Githinji to learn how to make the most of your space, which varieties do best in containers, and companion planting tips to keep maintenance to a minimum. We'll provide free containers and you'll take home some starter plants, too.

  • Bearing Fruit: Creating Backyard Orchards
    June 26, 2018

    Joel Koci, Virginia Cooperative Extension Associate Specialist, Urban Forestry, will share how apples, pears, plums, and blueberries can beautify your yard while providing fresh fruit. You'll learn which varieties do best in our soils and climate, which fruits need partners for pollination, and how to plant and prune your fruit trees to get them off to a good start.

Presented by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Virtinia State University College of Agriculture, and the Virginia Cooperative Extension thanks to a generous grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

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