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Style · April 12, 2017

“Managing Deer in the Garden” workshop April 25

Photo/Peggy Schächte
Deer often treat expensive plants in your landscape as a smorgasbord.
A free “Managing Deer in the Garden” seminar will take place Tuesday, April 25, in Warrenton.

The Virginia Cooperative Extension and Fauquier County Master Gardeners will present the workshop, starting at 6 p.m. in the extension service office at 24 Pelham St.
“Beautiful as they are, deer can be very destructive in our gardens and landscapes,” said Timothy Ohlwiler, the local extension agent for horticulture. “Our local deer population continues to increase, and deer can be a real menace for gardeners, casually choosing your most expensive or tender plants even while plenty of woodland food is available to the deer.”

At the workshop, Master Gardener Ruthann Litchford will discuss effective methods to lessen their damage, allowing your plants grow without becoming a deer smorgasbord.

“Managing Deer in the Garden” presentation is part of the Fauquier Master Gardeners’ Twilight Tuesdays programs, a series of horticultural classes offered spring to fall each year. Horticultural experts and seasoned Master Gardeners teach the classes, covering a range of topics – from gardening techniques and tips to advances in environmental and conservation issues. 

The program is free and open to the public. It will last 60 to 90 minutes. But, the class is limited to 50 people. Organizers suggest registering and arriving early. To RSVP or for additional information, contact the Master Gardener Help Desk at 540-341-7950, Ext. 1, or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
Master Gardeners are volunteers for the Virginia Cooperative Extension. They work with the community to encourage and promote environmentally-sound horticulture practices. For more information, visit
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