The Kent County Master Gardeners are planning a series of workshops for the community through August, to be held at the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension Office, Paradee Center, 69 Transportation Circle, Dover, unless otherwise indicated.
“A Family Garden — Planning, Planting & Growing a Vegetable Garden with Young Children” will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. July 16. Parents, grandparents and other adults — teachers and educators — will learn strategies to plan, plant and maintain a vegetable garden for young children. Participants will learn how to integrate simple learning activities to actively engage children in planning and designing the garden, planting young seedlings and caring for the vegetables. Shared resources include books to read, suggestions for games to play and suggestions to integrate math and science while working in the garden. This workshop is not for children to attend.
Preserving Flowers Part One will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 1. Join Bev Gemmill as she discusses and demonstrates ways to preserve flowers for use in winter. Participants will learn why each drying technique is best for different flowers and which are best for pressing. Handouts will be available to help participants prepare for part two of this class.
Using Your Dried Flowers Part Two will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 20. Participants must have attended the Preserving Flowers Part One class and will use their dried flowers in arrangements. This hands-on workshop will require participants to bring their dried flowers and sharp scissors or pruners. Cost is $5.
For registration and more, call 730-4000.