MGFKC Newsletter

March 2021 MGFKC eNewsletter
MGFKC Newsletter – The Foundation Connection
Read all about what’s of interest in the March 2021 issue!

    • Reload, Refresh, Rekindle, Required – Advanced CE by Clinic Leadership Team
    • COVID Times: Obsessed with Tomatoes by MG Linda Shepherd
    • The 2021 King County Master Gardener Plant Sale & Garden Market by MG Gary Scheider, Plant Sale Lead
    • Extend Your Resources: Online resources for early spring gardening
    • News Shoots: NW Fruit webinars for spring
    • Miller Library Selection: Wild Berries of Washington & Oregon
    • Continuing Education Opportunities: Growing Groceries, BDG Workshops and more
    • Events & Coming Attractions

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Online Education Series

Learn to be a better gardener and improve your gardening knowledge and skills in 2021. The Master Gardeners in King County are offering a couple of online series that will help new or experienced gardeners better maintain their gardens. These classes also offer continuing education for Master Gardeners as they act as horticultural advisers and serve as resources regarding sustainable gardening for home gardeners.

BDG Workshops.
Bellevue Demo Garden Workshops
These Saturday workshops have moved online in 2021 and feature presentations on a broad range of topics by speakers with expertise in plants and methods that work in the Pacific Northwest. Topics will vary from vegetable to ornamental cultivation to vegetable gardening emphasizing science-based information and techniques. See https://www.mgfkc.org/education/bdg-workshops for workshop topics, dates and links to register.

Growing Groceries.
Growing Groceries logo
This integrated series of classes focuses on learning essential gardening practices to grow your own healthy food. Class content is taught at the appropriate time of year when it can be immediately applied in the garden and covers the major groups of vegetables and cultural strategies. See https://www.mgfkc.org/education/growinggroceries  for details about class topics, dates and links to register.

Propagation Notes

Dividing dahlia tubers

Photo Credit: F D Richards

 

 

Spring is a good time to divide established plants, and many herbaceous perennials need to be divided every few years anyway to stay healthy.

Plan to dig on a cool morning, preferably one with cloud cover – not too hard around here. 

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Seeds for Thought

MGFWS Seeds for Thought

February 2021 Newsletter from the Master Gardener Foundation of Washington State

Read in this issue:

  • From the President by Don Enstrom, MGFWS President
  • WSU MG Program Update: Priority Icons by Jennifer Marquis, Statewide Program Leader
  • The Magic of Duff in the Wildlife Garden by MG Barbara Faurot, Jefferson
  • Cover Crop Alternatives by MG Mark Amara, Grant-Adams
  • Demo Garden Greenhouse Dream by MG Pam Doctor, Benton-Franklin
  • 2021 MG Advanced Ed Conference Update by MG C-J Nielsen, Conference Chair
  • MG Garden Trainings state-wide

Back issues available on the State Foundation website: http://mgfws.org/




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