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Songbird Migration – How Your Yard Can Make a Difference

Saturday, Apr. 13, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
The story of the epic annual migration of songbirds interwoven with analysis of the American suburban landscape. How to create a landscape that supports migrating birds and other wild creatures.

Companion Planting Updated

Saturday, Apr. 6, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Back by popular request. Learn about mutually beneficial crop relationships; keep insect pests away; attract beneficial insects; enhance the health of garden soil; grow great tasting veggies.

Bad Bugs: Control Them Without Chemicals

Saturday, Mar. 30, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Less than 10% of insects are truly harmful and destructive. Learn who their natural predators – the Good Guys – are and how you can entice them to your garden.

Bags, Barrels and Old Boots

Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Learn the essentials for successful container gardening and consider creative combos using vegetables, herbs and flowers. Numerous unique containers are illustrated. Share your own ideas, too!

Peaches, Pawpaws, Pomegranates, and More

Saturday, Mar. 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Learn the basics on how to grow and care for a variety of fruit trees and shrubs, some of which you may not have considered for your yard. Examples of fruiting plants will be included.

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.

Got Soil and Sun...Now What?

Saturday, Mar. 2, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Learn how to start a garden for people new to gardening. An introduction to a variety of techniques and plants.

Ospreys On the Patuxent

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Learn about Ospreys, the often-seen “fish hawk” of local rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. Special Guest, Greg Kerns, will cover Osprey biology on the Patuxent River, the provision of nesting platforms, efforts to increase their numbers, his banding program with the public, re-introduction efforts,...

Planting for Hummingbirds & Butterflies

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Calvert Library, Southern Branch
Learn which plants attract butterflies and hummingbirds and have a nature show in your own back yard.

Tuh-MAH-toh, Tuh-MAY-toh - The Tomato

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Get some tips on cultivating, tending, and harvesting tomatoes. Find out which varieties do best in Maryland.

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