Join Master Gardener experts from UMaine Cooperative Extension on May 30, from 6 – 8 pm at Wells Reserve, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd. in Wells, to learn the basics of sheet mulching and home composting at this hands-on workshop. Dress for the outdoors and meet at Laudholm’s All Seasons Garden (the corn-and-pumpkin patch) to help prepare the soil for a garden expansion using a low-input sheet mulching with newspaper, cardboard, and compost.
This program, led by Allan Amioka, Glenn MacWilliams, and Frank Wertheim, is part of the Four-Season Gardening series brought to the Wells Reserve at Laudholm by York County Master Gardeners. Cost: $7, or for Laudholm Trust members, only $5; fee is payable at the time of the workshop. To register online, see Home Composting Registration. Questions? Please call 207-324-2814 or 800-287-1535 (in-state).
Don’t miss it! The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will be holding their annual Plant Sale extravaganza on Saturday, May 18, 8:30 AM – noon, at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension office grounds at 21 Bradeen St., Springvale.
A wide variety of plants will be sold: annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, some trees and shrubs, and house plants. There will also be an assortment of “gently used” gardening books and a few of those tools that we never seem to have enough of. As always, there will also be a few surprises! Master Gardener Volunteers will be available to advise and make garden suggestions throughout the event.
Maine Harvest for Hunger will hold their 2013 Kick Off at this event, signing up gardeners from all over York County to plant an extra row to donate to the hungry at a local food pantry or soup kitchen.
A raffle will be held with many garden related prizes. Two grand prizes: a beautiful potting work bench and a raised bed garden complete with soil. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 and will be available the day of the sale. Proceeds benefit the Master Gardener Volunteer programs in York County.
For more information or to request a disability accommodation contact Sue Tkacik at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension at 1-800-287-1535 (in state) or 207-324-2814.