Invest In Gardening Skills for Life
Potting Shed University
Mondays | February 10- March 30, 2020 | 6:00-7:00 p.m.
A series of 8 diverse garden topics for you to hone your skills to become a better gardener for years to come.
Springfield Botanical Center
2400 S Scenic Ave
Springfield, MO 65807
$5/person per class | Pay at the door | Registration starts at 5:30 PM
*Note: If Springfield schools are canceled due to inclement weather, our classes will also be canceled and rescheduled for a later date
2020 Potting Shed University Class Schedule
Monday February 10, 2020 – THESE ARE A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS: EDIBLES IN THE GARDEN
Mark and Renae Bernskoetter- Master Gardeners of Greene County
Veggies, fruits and herbs. Things we have grown and repeated. Things we tried and will not try again. Tips, suggestions and true life stories about growing food in your garden.
Monday February 17, 2020 – SOIL HEALTH FOR THE HOME GARDENER
Kelly McGowan, Horticulture Specialist, MU Extension
No other factor affects plant health like healthy soil. Learn some basics of soil health and what you can do to be “soil friendly” to our greatest natural resource.
Monday February 24, 2020 – DISH TO DIRT HOME COMPOSTING
Ashley Krug, Market Development Coordinator, Department of Environmental Service, City of Springfield, MO
Join us for this comprehensive program where we will learn how to compost food scraps and yard waste in our own backyards using a closed system composter.
Monday March 2, 2020 – SUSTAINABLE LAWN CARE
Joe Fearn, Head Groundskeeper, Drury University
The typical modern American lawn is the dominant component in most residential landscapes and demands significant time and resources. As an avid pursuer of sustainability, Joe feels that any yard can be managed to decrease resource consumption like water and fertilizer while still achieving satisfactory results. Joe combines extensive training and experience to promote a new landscaping approach.
Monday March 9, 2020 – HERBS ON YOUR PLATE AND IN YOUR GLASS
Jana Belk, Master Gardener, President of the Springfield Area Herb Society
Joanie Bass, Chair of Communications for the Springfield Area Herb Society
These herb enthusiasts will share how to grow and what to do with your bounty of culinary herbs, including making refreshing teas and other beverages.
Monday March 16, 2020 – A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF A BEEHIVE
Caroline Griesemer, Master Gardener of Greene County
Ever wonder what the bees are doing when our gardens are sleeping? This presentation explores the lifecycle of this very important pollinator.
Monday March 23, 2020 – POLLINATOR GARDENS: BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME
Jessie and Carl Haworth, Springfield Plateau Chapter, Missouri Master Naturalists
The creation and maintenance of habitat for native pollinators. Native plants can be beneficial and beautiful at the same time. Attract native pollinators such a bees, butterflies, and other insects while planting and propagating beautiful native flowers, shrubs and trees.
Monday March 30, 2020 – BLACKBERRIES: DELICIOUS, NUTRITIOUS, AND THORNLESS!
Patrick Byers, Horticulture Field Specialist
Everyone can grow and enjoy blackberries. Learn how to choose the best cultivars, prepare a garden site for long term success, and nurture this easy-to-grow fruit.
Master Gardeners of Greene County is all about growing- cultivating interests in gardening, nurturing knowledge and skills for success, and reaping the rewards of community service.
Members of the Master Gardener organization provide horticultural information and training to home gardeners, based on proven research, specific to area climate, soil and plants.