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November 2019

Ask a Master Gardener at North Carroll Library

November 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Carroll County Public Library North Carroll Branch, 2255 Hanover Pike
Hampstead, MD 21074 United States
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Adults. Drop in and bring your questions about fall and winter gardening to a Carroll County Master Gardener. Pick up tips, handouts, and more!

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January 2020

Where oh where should my garden be?

January 15, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Carroll County Extension Office, 700 Agriculture Center Drive
Westminster, MD 21157 United States
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Cast a critical eye on your available grow spaces to determine what’s favorable and what needs adjustment to grow your veggies in your yard's microclimate. Learn how the growing season affects garden planning. What’s crop rotation?  Introduction to different garden types and layouts. How to: test your drainage, the dirt on garden construction, fencing out /excluding the critters.

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National Seed Swap Day

January 25, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Carroll County Public Library Westminster Branch, 50 East Main Street
Westminster, MD 21157 United States
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It may be cold and snowy, but it's never too early to start planning your garden! Bring your heirloom or open-pollinated seeds in individually labeled packets to swap with other gardeners. We will have a speaker from the Carroll County Master Gardeners, and there will be plenty of time to socialize, swap tips, and gather information with other gardeners. Westminster Library | 50 East Main Street | Westminster, MD 21157

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Ask a Master Gardener at North Carroll Library

January 27, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Carroll County Public Library North Carroll Branch, 2255 Hanover Pike
Hampstead, MD 21074 United States
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 Adults. Drop in and bring your questions about winter gardening to a Carroll County Master Gardener. Pick up tips, handouts, and more!

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February 2020

Everything you always wanted to know about soil but were afraid to ask…

February 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Carroll County Extension Office, 700 Agriculture Center Drive
Westminster, MD 21157 United States
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We’ll discuss how to tell what kind of soil you have and how it impacts your growing success--or problems! and the steps to  creating a superior garden soil with organic materials. We’ll learn about the importance of building humus, using compost and mulch and the big deal about mycorrhizae.  We’ll tackle soil tests, how to perform one and read the results,  cover types of fertilizers and compare cultivating and no till approaches in the veg garden.

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Ask a Master Gardener at North Carroll Library

February 24, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Carroll County Public Library North Carroll Branch, 2255 Hanover Pike
Hampstead, MD 21074 United States
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Adults. Drop in and bring your questions about fall and winter gardening to a Carroll County Master Gardener. Pick up tips, handouts, and more!

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March 2020

Project Wild Training

March 7, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Kerry Wixted from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources is teaching a Project Wild Workshop at the Carroll County Extension Office on March 7, 2020 from 9:30AM to 3:30PM.  This workshop is open to everyone so feel free to pass on this information.  This one-day workshop will train educators (that’s us) to incorporate Project WILD activities into our programs. Participants will engage in fun, hands-on indoor and outdoor learning activities appropriate for K-12 students. Participants who complete the class will…

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Marching Onward : Ready, Set, Plant those seeds

March 18, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Carroll County Extension Office, 700 Agriculture Center Drive
Westminster, MD 21157 United States
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All about growing from seed whether direct sowing or growing transplants. How to: Read soil and prepare the soil for a seedbed. Learn the veg garden plant families and which are best for spring planting in our area— focus on cool weather vegetables.  Use a soil thermometer. How to read a seed packet and tricks and tips for seed starting before planting outdoors or in flats indoors under lights. Hardening off cool weather transplants, planting and protection from late frosts.

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Dividing Perennials with Hosta Demonstration

March 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carroll County Extension Office, 700 Agriculture Center Drive
Westminster, MD 21157 United States
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Ask a Master Gardener at Eldersburg Library

March 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Carroll County Public Library Eldersburg Branch, 6400 W. Hemlock Drive
Eldersburg, MD 21784 United States
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Drop in and bring your gardening questions to a Carroll County Master Gardener. Pick up tips, handouts, and more!

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