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Fall Vegetable Production

  • Pam Dawling


Optimize fall production by choosing a suitable combination of warm weather vegetable crops, cool weather crops and cold-hardy crops. This workshop provides seasonal tips on scheduling late summer and fall plantings, the challenges of dealing with hot weather followed by dealing with cold weather, and an introduction to winter hoophouse growing.


Native Plants in Our Gardens. 

- Pat Lust
Probably no gardener has escaped the increasing attention to environmental issues that is part of our current discourse - especially the focus on our native plants.  We’ll take a look at how and where to plant them, where to find them and to what extent you may want to include them, but mostly we will talk about specific species native to this part of Virginia that can add stunning beauty to your garden


Growing Flowers for Cutting

           - Erin Small


Wouldn’t it be lovely to have flowers that provide color for bouquets and other floral designs all summer long? Learn the types of flowers and growing conditions needed to have beautiful displays during the summer.


*WORKSHOP OPTION* workshops will be an additional fee

Workshop:  Cultivate Shitake Mushroom on an Oak Log

  • Bob Whitehead  


Learn about the biology of fungi, and mushroom production with a focus on shiitake mushroom cultivation on natural logs. Participants will try their hand at shiitake log inoculation and can take a small log home to reap the rewards.

1PM to 2:15PM Session

  • Any class chosen from this menu will be hosted at 1PM the Day of Spring Garden Fest. Visit the Check in table upon arrival to recieve your class locations. Class spots are limited. 

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