Montgomery County Vegetable Gardening Classes and Events

Take a Vegetable Class

2016 Classes and Ask A MG Plant Clinics

The following events are scheduled in Montgomery County.  For more information, please contact Terri Valenti at mc.growit@gmail.com

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Feb. 20, 2016

8:30am- 2:30pm

Exploding the Myths; Fascinating Facts to Help You Avoid Common Gardening Mythstakes, the Master Gardeners of Montgomery County's 16th Annual Spring Gardening Conference. Please join the MGs of Montgomery County as we present talks on timely gardening topics!  

$55 (includes lunch)

Register

University of Maryland Extension Montgomery County Office, 18410 Muncaster Rd., Derwood, MD

May 1, 2016

12pm-4 pm

Many programs starting earlier

Grow It Eat It Spring Open House

  • Basic vegetable gardening (Spanish and English), Asian Vegetables, Grow your Best Tomatoes, Berries, Edible Flowers, Hydroponics, Soil Improvement, Edible Plant propagation*.  
  • Gardening activities for  children
  • Children’s Badge program (including scout programs)*
    View Boy Scouts | Girl Scouts
  • Boy Scout Gardening and Plant Science Merit Badge programs*
    View Boy Scout Flyer
  • Demonstrations in our garden 
  • Experts to answer edible gardening questions and help plan this year’s garden.
  • Seed swap

Large Plant sale – Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs, and Flowers!

Lunch is available for pre-purchase

Register for Boy Scout programs*

Register for Children’s Programs:

Discover Bugs*

Discover Gardening*

Discover Flowers*

Discover Trees*

Cub Scout Webelos - Into the Woods*

Cub Scout Wolf - Grow Something*  

Register for edible plant propagation class:

Plant Propagation*

*Note: registration required

FREE with no registration for most of the event (besides *) -donations welcome.  

Flyer

Agricultural History Farm Park
18410 Muncaster Road
Derwood, MD 20855

August 6, 2016

8:30am-
1pm 

Grow It Eat It Open House

  • Tomato Tasting!  Come taste many types of tomatoes, bring your garden's tomatoes, and tomato seeds
  • Attend classes/talks/workshops
  • Programs for children*
  • Experts will answer edible gardening questions
  • View our garden and attend the demonstrations in the garden
  • Plant and Garden Supply Sale!

FREE -
no registration 

(besides where noted *)

Grow it, Eat It, Preserve It workshops demonstrate recommended water bath and pressure canning methods focusing on food safety, proper canning equipment and tested recipes. Cost is $35 and includes handouts, fruit/vegetables, lids and jars, and use of canning equipment. Also, included in your registration fee is a food preservation cookbook with updated tested recipes and in-depth information for both the new and experienced food preserver, including information on water bath and pressure canning, pickling, jams and jellies, freezing and drying.

For more information, contact Terri Valenti, Montgomery County Master Gardener, Grow It Eat It Coordinator

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