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CANCELLED-Free Gardening Worshops at the LCCA Home and Garden Show

March 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

**** Workshops are free, admissions to LLCA Home and Garden Show is $2 or 2 cans of food***

March 21      Home & Garden Show

9:30 a.m.   Growing Vegetables, where to start!

WSU Master Gardener Billie Bevers will discuss what to do in your vegetable garden to plan and prepare it for planting.  You will learn when to plant, how to start get an early start and what to takes to maintain healthy plants to get a great harvest.


11:00 a.m. Landscaping Tips

WSU Master Gardener Wendy Santiago will lead you through common mistakes made by the novice landscaper.  She will show you how to bring texture, form, shape, functionality, balance and color into your landscape.  Learn creative design techniques and what to consider when selecting plants.


12:00 p.m.   Tips to control moles

Sadly, all too many property owners know the frustration of having that vision of a beautiful lawn ruined by moles.  WSU Master Gardener Bryan Iverson will talk about which techniques are the most effective in getting rid of moles.   Bryan will discuss what works and what products fail to get results


1:00 p.m. Mason Bees QuickClass©

Bring your questions to WSU Master Gardener Billie Bevers about these most important pollinators, mason bees, while you learn to make the straws they use to lay their eggs. This brief demo/talk will save you money on nesting material and answer your questions about mason bees.


1:20 p.m.  Using Native plants to help pollinators QuickClass©

The trick to supporting pollinators is to offer them a continuous buffet of blooms from early spring to late fall. WSU Master Gardener Roxanne Nakamura will share some ideas for using native plants in your landscape to create a beautiful pollinator haven.


1:40 p.m. Get the dirt on soil testing QuickClass©!

Would you like to take the guesswork out of buying products you hope will make your garden lush and productive? WSU Master Gardener Joe Long will explain how to find out exactly what your garden soil needs for a successful growing season.


2:00 p.m. Managing garden pests and disease the smart way QuickClass©

Are you looking for a sensible, comprehensive, and systematic way to handle pests and diseases in your garden and landscape this season? WSU Master Gardener Gary Hinderman will explain a common-sense methodical approach to growing healthy gardens.


2:20 p.m. YUM—Microgreens! How to grow them at home QuickClass©

Are you just itching to see something green growing before you can actually get your garden planted outside? Learn how to add color, texture, and interesting flavors to meals using microgreens! Master Gardener Trisha Bonapace will show how to safely and easily grow and microgreens indoors at home.


2:40 p.m.  Got Worms?  Introduction to worm composting QuickClass©

Do you want to learn how to repurpose kitchen scraps to quickly create nutrient-rich compost for your garden? WSU Master Gardener LaDonna Slack will show how you can easily cultivate these hard working red-wiggler worms to help you, the environment, and your garden.


March 21, 2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


WSU Cowlitz County Master Gardeners
360-577-3014 Ext. 8


Cowlitz County Expo Center—Fairgrounds
1900 7th Ave SW
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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(360) 577-3121