Dig In: A Gardening Seminar

Master Gardeners are kicking off the gardening year with Dig In: A Gardening Seminar. Get your gardening juices flowing and join us for a day packed with gardening information. A light breakfast and a box lunch is included with your registration.

Details

February 24, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

$35 registration January 8 to February 16
$45 registration after February 16 and /at-the-door registration*

* late registration may have limited class availability
Registration fee is non-refundable.

Event location

St. Charles Community College
Daniel J. Conoyer - Social Science Building
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
Cottleville MO 63376
Note:  On the day of the event there will be direction signs on the campus
Directions

Registration

Call University of Missouri Extension Center of St. Charles County, 636-970-3000 to register, which is on a first-come, first-serve basis. All major credit cards are accepted.

Event schedule

8:30 a.m. Check-in for materials and light breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome and key note speaker, Rusty Lee, University of Missouri Extension Agronomist, will talk about the importance of soil.
10:45 a.m.  Session 1 – Pick one topic
  Landscaping I – Learn principles and ideas for starting or improving the home landscape. Taught by Randall Mardis, ASLA, PLA Landscape Technology.
  Attracting hummingbirds – Reach a new level of bird watching by understanding feeding and nesting habits, plants that attract and proper feeders. Taught by Leslie Limberg, Master Gardener, Master Naturalist.
  Raised beds – No more digging! Learn an easy way to create planting areas that are easy to maintain and transport. Taught by Barb Poland, Master Gardener.
  Container gardening – Learn the secrets to successful growing in containers. Topics include pots, soil and choice of plants. Taught by a Thies Farm and Market representative.
  Rain gardens – Turn a wet area of your yard into an environmental-friendly habitat that is attractive and benefits soil, insects and wildlife. Taught by Tom Nagle, Master Gardener, Master Naturalist.
11:45 a.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Session 2 – Pick one topic
  Landscaping II – A jam-packed continuation of the information from Session 1. Taught by Randall Mardis, ASLA, PLA Landscape Technology.
  Vegetable gardening – Learn how to site your planting area, improve your soil, choose the best varieties to grow and deal with pests. Taught by Leslie Limberg, Master Gardener, Master Naturalist
  Growing Herbs - An introduction to choosing and growing herbs in our planting zone (5-6). Taught by Paula Stone, Master Gardener.
  Colors: Annuals and perennials for your garden – Learn the latest in long-blooming annuals and perennials. We want color! Taught by Fran from Thies Farm and Market.
  Cool-season lawn care – Learn the necessary tasks and when to do them to maintain a healthy lawn. Taught by Chuck Baur, Master Gardener.
1:45 p.m. Raffle drawing
2:00 p.m. Session 3 – Pick one topic
  Starting the garden from SEED – Learn the secrets for economically starting plants from seed. A hands-on class with limited seating. Taught by Evelyn Franks, Master Gardener.
  Native trees and shrubs – Learn the landscape-worthy native plants that benefit birds, bees and beneficial insects. Taught by a Forrest Keeling Nursery representative.
  Many uses of herbs – Culinary, medicinal and companion planting are uses to be discussed. You can include herbs everywhere in your garden. Taught by Paul Stone, Master Gardener.
  Family gardening: growing memories – Learn to make growing food or producing beauty a family affair with children or grandchildren. Taught by Joe Walker, Master Gardener
  Salsa gardening – Wow family and friends! Get tips to grow all the ingredients needed to make your own salsa. Taught by Mark Krebs, Master Gardener (also known as Salsa Man).