Friday, July 04, 2014

Upcoming Classes with Virginia Cooperative Extension: June – October 2014 ‏

June – October 2014
Schedule of Classes

Saturday in the Garden
Taught by VCE - Prince William Master Gardener Volunteers
Teaching Garden at St. Benedict Monastery, 9535 Linton Hall Road, Bristow, 20136.
All programs are free and run from 9:00am - Noon.  Registration is requested call 703-792-7747 or email

July 12 - Simple ways to use water wisely in your landscape.  Learn how plants use water, tips on  rain barrels, proper irrigation &  best practices for utilizing water more effectively . The Fall Vegetable Garden  The Cooks’ Garden team will share tips for planting the Fall vegetable garden & extending the seasons.

August 2 - The Frugal Gardener  How to garden on a shoestring budget, get the most from your dollar by dividing plants, saving seeds and other smart ideas from Master Gardener Volunteers.  Seasonal Solutions   Join the Cooks’ Garden Volunteers for some seasonal tips for the organic vegetable garden

September 6 - Weeds, Soil Health and Cover Crops  Learn from VCE Staff & Master Gardener Volunteers how to improve your soil, identify weeds and use cover crops effectively.

October 4 - Tree Identification  Join Arborist, Julie Flanagan, for a class on Tree identification from 9 – 11:30 am.  Storing homegrown produce The Cooks’ Garden Volunteers will give you tips for storing your homegrown produce from 11:30 - 12 noon.

Ask a Master Gardener your Gardening Questions 

Manassas City Farmers’ Market - 10 am to 1 pm

July 5 July 19 August 2 August 16
August 30 September 13 September 27 October 4
October 18

Dale City Farmers’ Market - 10 am to 1 pm

July 6 July 20 August 3 August 17
August 31 September 14 September 28 October 12
October 26

Call 703-792-7747 for more information.

Prince William County Fair
August 8 - 16, 2014
10624 Dumfries Road
Manassas, VA 20112

Have your gardening, insect and wildlife questions answered by VCE Prince William Master Gardener Volunteers at the Prince William County Fair.  Check out the Master Gardener booth in the Agri-Culture Barn.
Visit the Prince William 4-H Children’s Barn for hand’s on activities.

Introduction to the Prince William County
Master Gardener Program
Find out about becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer with Virginia Cooperative Extension.  Please plan to attend one of the information sessions:

Monday, August 25 - 6:30-8 pm - Development Services Building Room 202 A & B - 5 County Complex Court, Prince William, 22192
Wednesday, August 27 - 6:30-8 pm - McCoy Room at Sudley North Government Building 7987 Ashton Avenue, Manassas 20109 Free, but registration is necessary please call 703-792-7747 or email 

Save the Date!
Charles Smith, a member of the Prince William Wildflower Society and an avid birder, will speak on Birds in our area.  It’s October 7th, from 7-9 pm at the Old Courthouse on 9248 Lee Ave in Manassas VA 20110.  Come join us.  Rsvp to 703-792-7747, the VCE Horticulture Help Desk 

Ten Steps to a Greener Lawn
Call today to schedule a Ten Steps to a Greener Lawn class for your homeowners association or community group, this class teaches how to have a beautiful lawn with less cost to you and the environment! or 703-792-4037.  also, call for info on our BEST Lawns (Building Environmentally Sustainable Turf) program - a research - based program for lawn education from Virginia Cooperative Extension - Prince William.

B.E.S.T Lawns
Building Environmentally Sustainable Turf
Learn turf fertilization, maintenance practices, and timing that prevents problems.  Sign up your lawn for a Master Gardener visit and detailed report by VCE for just $25 and you can have a BEST Lawn too! Call if you have questions or need an application at 703-792-7747 or Email: 
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