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Master Gardeners Offer 2nd Annual Summer Victory Garden

Photo Caption: Participants in the 2008 Master Gardener Summer Garden Experience


Master Gardeners Offer 2nd Annual Summer Victory Garden

The Franklin County Master Gardeners will offer a "Summer Victory Garden Experience" to participants at the Horticultural Gardens located at the Franklin County Extension Office, 181 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg PA, for the summer growing season of 2009, meeting Monday mornings from 9-11am from April 27 through September 21. Registration is required and the number of participants is limited. Call the Extension Office at 717-263-9226 to pre-register.
Participants who enroll in "Summer Victory Garden Experience" will learn everything from soil testing and preparation to planning the garden and harvesting vegetables; they will do the hands-on garden work, and take home the produce grown. Tools will be provided. A short class on a different gardening topic will also be presented each week. Topics include tilling and fertilizing a vegetable garden, building a raised bed, seed and plant selection, mulching, watering and insect and pest management.
Pre-registration is required; the cost for the season is $20 per person, due at the time of registration. Call 717-263-9226 for more information.

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