Dig In: A Gardening Seminar

Master Gardeners are kicking off the gardening year with Dig In: A Gardening Seminar. Get your gardening juices flowing and join us for a day packed with gardening information. A light breakfast and a box lunch is included with your registration.

Details

February 23, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

$30 registration by February 15
$40 registration after February 15 and /at-the-door registration*

* late registration may have limited class availability
Registration fee is non-refundable.

Event location

St. Charles Community College
Daniel J. Conoyer - Social Science Building
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
Cottleville MO 63376
Note:  On the day of the event there will be direction signs on the campus
Directions

Registration

Call University of Missouri Extension Center of St. Charles County, 636-970-3000 to register, which is on a first-come, first-serve basis. All major credit cards are accepted.

Event schedule

8:30 a.m. Check-in for materials and light breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome and key note speaker, Matt Lebon will present on edible landscapes.
10:45 a.m.  Session 1 – Pick one topic
  Updating your landscape – Where do you begin to change or modernize areas of your landscape? You can do it! Tina James, Horticulturalist, will show you how.
  Starting a vegetable garden - Joe Walker, Master Gardener, will present easy steps to begin or continue growing your own vegetables with rewarding results to share with family, friends and neighbors.
  Soils 101 – Learn the importance of analyzing and feeding your soil--to nourish your plants begin by nourishing your soil. Mark Krebs, Master Gardener, will show you how.
  Edible fruits from native bushes and trees– Learn specific varieties that will feed feathered, furry and two-footed foragers! Presented by Eric Lovelace from Forest Keeling.
  Herbs for 2019 – Victoria Gally and Jill Zupec, Master Gardeners, will share tried and true herbs to include in your landscape and containers for both culinary and medicinal uses this season.
11:45 a.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Session 2 – Pick one topic
  Advanced vegetable gardening – Vegetable gardeners are always ready to learn new and improved methods or varieties to add to this year's crop plans. Presented by Justin Keay, MU Extension Horticulture Specialist.
  Starting hardy summer plants from seed – Evelyn Franks, Master Gardener, will discuss how to start seeds in your home then get your hands in the dirt to start your own tray of seeds. Take the planted tray of seeds home to grow out. Space is limited to 20 participants.
  Edible perennials - Plant perennials in your garden or containers that will attract pollinators and be a food source for two-legged friends also. Presented by Mark Thies from Thies Markets.
  Identifying and treating lawn weeds – Have the best lawn in the neighborhood! Learn the importance of basic lawn care and how to identify and eliminate common weeds. Presented by Chuck Baur, Master Gardener.
  Mulch, compost, biosoils – Learn what your garden needs.
1:45 p.m. Raffle drawing
2:00 p.m. Session 3 – Pick one topic
  Soils 101– Learn the importance of analyzing and feeding your soil--to nourish your plants begin by nourishing your soil. Mark Krebs, Master Gardener, will show you how.
  Starting hardy summer plants from seed – Evelyn Franks, Master Gardener, will discuss how to start seeds in your home then get your hands in the dirt to start your own tray of seeds. Take the planted tray of seeds home to grow out. Space is limited to 20 participants.
  Missouri's Wild Mushrooms - is it edible? There are many common, edible mushrooms in Missouri. Author Maxine Stone gives information on finding mushrooms in the wild or even in your own backyard!. Learn the steps to identify poisonous mushrooms and clues as to where to find those terrific morels!
  Lasagna gardening – Hate to dig? Lasagna gardening is for you! A no-dig, no-till organic gardening method that results in rich fluffy soil with very little work from the gardener. Presented by Micha Kornblum, Master Gardener.
  Container gardening – Love growing in containers? Dave and Mark Thies from Thies Markets will share tips on the importance of soil mix, watering and what's new to plant in your container garden. Don't forget vegetables and herbs with colorful blooms.