Upcoming Fall Gardening Workshop Series August 25th – September 22

fall gardening 2016


Class Descriptions


August 25th Starting Seed -““Beautiful Gardens Begin with The Seed” Instructor: Shirley Barber—$15.00

Shirley has been a Master Gardener with St. Johns County for 11 years. She is a lifelong gardener with a focus on community service. Shirley has installed thousands of plants in public gardens in Georgia, Texas, North Carolina and Florida. She designs several gardens at the St. Johns County Agriculture Center, installing plants grown from seed and cuttings. She is the plant propagator for some of the demonstration gardens including the All American Selections display gardens. Shirley is presenting her favorite topic: Beautiful Gardens Begin with The Seed. She brings 30 years of seed propagation experience and will share common practices, pitfalls and great successes.” Numerous seed starting door prizes will be available 1.5 CEUs for master gardeners in attendance, must have prior authorization from your Master Gardener coordinator to get CEUs.


September 1st Fall & Winter Vegetable Gardening – Instructor: Matthew Orwat—$10.00.

Washington County Extension Agent and Horticulturist Matthew Orwat will teach attendees what to plant now for a successful fall and winter vegetable garden. Pest management strategies will be discussed and attendees will get to direct seed vegetables in our demonstration plot.


September 8th Fall Preparations Make a Beautiful Spring—Ornamental and Landscape Plants – Instructor: Daniel Leonard —$10.00

Walton County Extension Agent and Horticulturist Daniel Leonard will share the gardening expertise he has learned while working in the nursery business. This class will focus on preparing your fall ornamental garden and landscape for the spring, planning and planting woody plants in the fall, and plant selection for maximum beauty and ease of care.


September 15 Plan & Plant now for a Fruitful Spring Orchard

Instructor: Joe Ruff and Matthew Orwat—$10.00

Fruit production is often a challenging endeavor in Northwest Florida. Veteran Master Gardener Joe Ruff and Washington County Extension Agent Matthew Orwat will impart strategies to maximize home orchard fruit production using sustainable methods. The focus of this class will be on the best adapted fruit species for our area and methods to increase the level of success in fruit tree establishment. Class will include a planting demonstration.

September 22 Growing and Cooking with Herbs. Instructors: Judy Corbus, Sadie Jones, and Matthew Orwat—$15.00

This class will focus on growing herbs for the kitchen garden and cooking with them. Attendees, along with learning how to grow various herbs adapted to the Northwest Florida region, will get to create and taste various recipes using fresh herbs. Herbs we will cover include Ginger, Garlic, Basil, Mint, Cilantro and Tarragon. Recipes and tasting include Wontons, Spring Rolls, Hummus Spread, Cookies and Muffins. All attendees will receive a recipe book and herb cultivation instructions to take home.




Where: Washington County Agriculture Center

1424 Jackson Ave. Auditorium and East Wing

When: Every Thursday beginning August 25th through September 22. 5:30pm-8:00pm


Cost: $50.00 total cost for entire 5 class series. Individual Class tickets also available


Refreshments Served, Limit 40 participants per session. On site demonstrations including planting and cooking! Handouts and takeaways provided

Pre Registration required for count: Contact Nikki or Cynthia at 850-638-6180 or email Matthew Orwat at mjorwat@ufl.edu

Click Here to download a PDF version of the flyer



Posted: August 10, 2016

Category: Home Landscapes
Tags: Agriculture, Fall Gardening, Horticulture, Workshop

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