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June 7, 2017

Free “Organic Gardening” workshop slated June 24

Photo/Frankin Garcia
The June 24 workshop will help gardeners protect blueberries and other plants “against summer’s foes.”
Summer always brings lots of zucchini. Photo by Denise Palmer
A free “Organic Gardening” workshop will take place Saturday, June 24, near Marshall.

Sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension and Fauquier County Master Gardeners, the program will start at 1 p.m. at the Schoolhouse 18 Demonstration Gardens on John Marshall Highway east of the village.

The workshop will focus on “principles of organic gardening that will fortify your garden against summer’s foes.”

Loudoun County Master Gardener Denise Palmer’s presentation will include principles on companion planting, watering, pests and diseases, along with general garden maintenance, which results in a vibrant and sustainable summer garden where all plants play an essential part.
 
The “Organic Gardening” presentation is part of the Saturday Afternoons in the Garden program, a series of horticultural classes held from spring to fall each year for the community. Horticultural experts and seasoned Master Gardeners lead the workshops that cover a broad range of topics – from techniques and tips to advances in environmental and conservation issues. The series provides innovative techniques and best practices that participants can use in their home gardens.
 
Conducted rain or shine, the June 24 workshop will last 60 to 90 minutes. The organizers recommend registering and arriving early.

To register or for additional information, call the Master Gardener Help Desk at 540-341-7950, ext. 1, or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
 
The organizers suggest planning to park at the Northern Fauquier Community Park or along Whiting Road. Participants should not park along Route 55 or at the county trash collection site.
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