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Gardening for Beginners Day

Press the easy button on gardening! Discover eco-friendly strategies that save time and money as you turn your vision of a gorgeous yard into an amazing reality. Let us show you how - one step at a time. Register for one or all three classes. 1. Intro to Eco-Gardening: Learn the basics of gardening the Mt. Cuba Center way. Kathy Salisbury discusses how to garden in harmony with our natural systems, emphasizing key concepts for the novice gardener. Discover strategies that save water, time, and money before you start your garden this season. 2. Down & Dirty: Soil Basics: Soil is not dirt! Healthy soil is alive with microorganisms and contains the food your plants need. Join Eileen Boyle as she explains why the amazing world beneath your feet is the most essential part of your garden and how to improve your soil by adding compost created from yard waste. It’s easy - we show you how. 3. Plant This: Knowing which trees, shrubs, and flowers to buy can be challenging. Wet or dry, sun or shade, placing the right plant in the right place is key for a low-maintenance, beautiful garden. Duncan Himmelman highlights native plants that survive almost anywhere – including your home garden.

Date & Time

April 9, 2016

9:30AM - 1:30PM

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$15 per session; $35 for all three

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