University of Maryland Extension

2019 Master Gardener Garden Smarter Program Events

Pollinators: How You Can Help Them Help You

Saturday, Apr. 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Habitat loss and pesticides are reducing their numbers, but you can help them by turning part of your yard into a safe and welcoming haven. They will help you by pollinating your crops and flowers.

Berry Delicious: Planting a Backyard Berry Patch

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Learn how to successfully grow strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.

Master Gardener Plant Sale

Saturday, May. 4, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Community Resources Building
Learn from our demonstration areas and purchase from our large selection of flowering (many native) and vegetable plants. Baked goods and beverages for sale, too. PLANT SALE FLYER LEARN ABOUT INVASIVE PLANT WALKS

Gardening with Biochar

Saturday, May. 11, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Reviving the ancient ecological practice of adding charred organic matter to soil, you will learn how you can obtain biochar and ways to put it to work in your garden.

Tour of the MG Demo Gardens

Saturday, May. 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Community Resources Building
Tour the gardens and learn the importance of native plants. Some native plants will be available for purchase.

Best Gardening and Maintenance Practices for Waterfront Properties

Saturday, Jun. 1, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Community Resources Building
This event was originally scheduled on March 9, 2019. Southern Maryland has an abundance of waterfront properties with unique issues related to erosion control, selection of plants, lawn maintenance and fertilization. These items will be illustrated and discussed.

Herbs Workshop: From the Garden to the Pantry

Saturday, Jun. 22, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Learn how to grow, harvest & preserve herbs for future use. Includes hands-on activities showing how to use your herbs once harvested. Registration required - 410-535-3662.

Double Oak Farm Garden Tour

Saturday, Jun. 29, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
American Chestnut Land Trust
Take a guided tour of American Chestnut Land Trust's Communal Food Pantry Garden and Food Forest. Discover natural based gardening techniques. Presentation in the office prior to the tour.

Invasive Plant ID for Professionals-RSVP Required

Thursday, Sep. 5, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Community Resources Building
Description: Learn to identify invasive plant species commonly found growing in landscaped and natural areas by examining cut samples from live plants. Following the presentation and plant identification exercise, we will apply our new skill set by searching for invasive plants while walking a...

Invasive Plant ID for Professionals-Registration Required

Thursday, Sep. 5, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Community Resources Building
Description: Learn to identify invasive plant species commonly found growing in landscaped and natural areas by examining cut samples from live plants. Following the presentation and plant identification exercise, we will apply our new skill set by searching for invasive plants while walking a...

Cut Flowers Workshop

Saturday, Sep. 7, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Discover plants that will bring color into your home and ways to preserve the flowers for future enjoyment. Registration required - 410-535-3662.

Invasive Plant ID for Homeowners-RSVP Required

Saturday, Sep. 14, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Community Resources Building
Description: Learn to identify invasive plant species commonly found growing in landscaped and natural areas by examining cut samples from live plants. Following the presentation and plant identification exercise, we will apply our new skill set by searching for invasive plants while walking a...

Invasive Plant ID for Homeowners-Registration Required

Saturday, Sep. 14, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Community Resources Building
Description: Learn to identify invasive plant species commonly found growing in landscaped and natural areas by examining cut samples from live plants. Following the presentation and plant identification exercise, we will apply our new skill set by searching for invasive plants while walking a...

Thinking About Beekeeping?

Saturday, Sep. 28, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
This interactive presentation will help you decide if beekeeping is a hobby for you. Learn about honeybees, equipment & the commitment one needs to help our pollinators survive.
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