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Learn how to use straw bales to grow veggies—on Memorial Day weekend

Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) and the Fauquier County Master Gardeners are offering a presentation on “Using Straw Bales to Grow Vegetables” on Saturday, May 27 at 1 pm at Marshall Schoolhouse #18 Demonstration Gardens, 7592 John Marshall Highway (VA 55), Marshall, next to the Recycle Center.

Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) and the Fauquier County Master Gardeners are offering a presentation on “Using Straw Bales to Grow Vegetables” on Saturday, May 27 at 1 pm at Marshall Schoolhouse #18 Demonstration Gardens, 7592 John Marshall Highway, Marshall (next to the Recycle Center).

With no weeding or soil prep, you can grow vegetables anywhere you can fit a straw bale.  Master Gardener Catherine Butler-Corish will demonstrate this simple, effective, relatively inexpensive and FUN way to grow produce.  This method is especially well suited for tomatoes and other plants affected by soil-borne diseases.

The “Using Straw Bales to Grow Vegetables” presentation is part of the Fauquier Master Gardeners’ Saturday Afternoons in the Garden program, a series of horticultural classes held from spring to fall each year for the community.  The classes are taught by horticultural experts and seasoned Master Gardeners and cover a broad range of topics – from gardening techniques and tips, to advances in environmental and conservation issues.  The series provides local gardeners with innovative gardening techniques and best practices that they can put to use in their own home gardens.
The program is free of charge and open to the public, rain or shine. It will last 60 – 90 minutes.  It is recommended to register and arrive early.  The programs are held outdoors, some seats will be provided, but attendees may choose to bring their own lawn chair. Parking is limited at #18 Schoolhouse. Additional parking is available at the Northern Fauquier Community Park or along Whiting Rd..  Please do not park along Highway 55.  To RSVP or for additional information, please contact the Master Gardener Help Desk at 540-341-7950, Ext. 1 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

About the Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners
Master Gardeners are volunteers for the Virginia Cooperative Extension, who are dedicated to working with the community to encourage and promote environmentally sound horticulture practices.  Please visit our website for information on the Master Gardener program and upcoming events: http://www.fc-mg.org.

The “Using Straw Bales to Grow Vegetables” presentation is part of the Fauquier Master Gardeners’ Saturday Afternoons in the Garden program, a series of horticultural classes held from spring to fall each year for the community.  The classes are taught by horticultural experts and seasoned Master Gardeners and cover a broad range of topics – from gardening techniques and tips, to advances in environmental and conservation issues.  The series provides local gardeners with innovative gardening techniques and best practices that they can put to use in their own home gardens.
The program is free of charge and open to the public, rain or shine. It will last 60 – 90 minutes.  It is recommended to register and arrive early.  The programs are held outdoors, some seats will be provided, but attendees may choose to bring their own lawn chair. Parking is limited at #18 Schoolhouse. Additional parking is available at the Northern Fauquier Community Park or along Whiting Rd..  Please do not park along Highway 55.  To RSVP or for additional information, please contact the Master Gardener Help Desk at 540-341-7950, Ext. 1 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

About the Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners
Master Gardeners are volunteers for the Virginia Cooperative Extension, who are dedicated to working with the community to encourage and promote environmentally sound horticulture practices.  Please visit our website for information on the Master Gardener program and upcoming events: http://www.fc-mg.org.

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