Sussex County Master Gardeners Open House set for July 16

July 8, 2011 under CANR News, Cooperative Extension

The Sussex County Master Gardeners, of Delaware Cooperative Extension for both the University of Delaware and Delaware State University, invite the public to their Open House on Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sussex County Extension Office in Georgetown. Admission is free and visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to the event and join Master Gardeners in supporting the Food Bank of Delaware’s “Delaware Does More” program, a program aimed at growing food and raising funds for neighbors in need.

Highlights of the day will include touring the Sussex County Extension Office gardens, seeing all the tools and gardening aids, and learning how to preserve food grown in your garden. For those new to gardening, there will be chances to learn about Square Foot Gardening, using raised beds and containers for growing vegetables. There will also be plants available for purchase.

Kids will have all sorts of fun opportunites, including seeing the garden drama “Peter Rabbit’s Adventures in Farmer McGregor’s Vegetable Garden,” going on a scavenger hunt or enjoying the butterflies, frogs and goldfish, as well as getting the opportunity to see what it’s like inside a teepee trellis.

For more information, contact Tracy Wootten at (302) 856-2585, ext. 538, wootten@udel.edu or Tammy Schirmer at ext. 544, tammys@udel.edu or visit the Carvel Research and Education Center website.

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