June 15: Official opening of NCC MG garden

June 8, 2011 under CANR News, Cooperative Extension

We invite you to join the University of Delaware New Castle County Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners on Wednesday, June 15, from 5 to 7 pm to celebrate the official opening of their Native Plant and Vegetable Demonstration and Teaching Gardens; tours, a question and answer session and light refreshments are included in the program. A formal program featuring the development and purpose of the demonstration and teaching gardens will take place at 6 pm in conference room 132A.

Please check our website for any program updates https://ag.udel.edu/nccmg. RSVP to sharon lucabaugh, sharonlu@udel.edu, (302) 831-2506.

The University of Delaware Cooperative Extension New Castle County Master Gardeners’ Native Plant and Vegetable Teaching and Demonstration Gardens are located at 461 Wyoming Road in Newark Delaware on the University of Delaware campus.

The Native Plant Garden has been designed and planted to create an awareness of the environmental benefits that can be achieved through the use of native plants. This garden, located at the front of the Extension office, is an attractive demonstration of native plant use, easily adaptable to the home landscape. It consists of five very different garden niches, each planted with material appropriate for the growing conditions/objectives of that site: the butterfly garden, rain garden system, corner prairie meadow, foundation plantings, and shrubs and paths.

The Vegetable Garden has been designed, amongst other things, to demonstrate how to grow vegetables successfully in a small space. This garden, located behind the Extension office, alongside the compost demonstration site, features four raised vegetable garden beds, a perennial border for pollinators, a berry border featuring raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries, and a tomato border. The harvest from this site supports the Plant-a-Row for the Hungry program and is donated to the Delaware Food Bank.

The teaching and demonstration gardens are used as outdoor classrooms for workshops and other purposes. Self- guided tours are also encouraged at any time.

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