Fall Fest Sneak Peek

A great event for gardeners

Fall Fest is coming soon – so be sure to save the date: Saturday, September 28 from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm.

Fall Fest registration

Join us for educational sessions and hands on workshops, plant sale, garden marketplace and more. 

Registration for the educational sessions will be available soon (we’ll let you know as soon as it opens!). Here is a sneak peek at the lecture and workshop sessions so you can plan your time. We have 3 sessions each with different topics to choose from.


Session 1: 9:00 – 10:15 am

Lecture A –Picking Prolifically Pleasing Perennials

Ray Murphy, Master Gardener & Nemours Estate Gardener

Perennial garden

So many perennials, so many choices! Let’s take a look at both popular and lesser known perennials for your garden. We’ll discuss their care, and some of the different conditions to consider that will make your yard look beautiful! Fee: $20

Workshop A – Corn Husk/Sunflower Wreath

Beth Folkomer, Master Gardener

Sunflower

Join Beth and create your own Harvest Rustic Wreath to adorn your front door or gate. You have two choices to select (with your own creative touches, of course) a plain corn husk wreath or a sunflower corn husk wreath with pinecone seed pod. All supplies included. Limited to 15. Fee: $20

Workshop AA – Fern Propagation

Mary Tipping, Curator & Plant Recorder, Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College

Fern

Discover with other fernophiles how to cultivate fern species from spores – which is much easier than you think. Spores of two different fern species, related cultivation items, and an overview of fern reproduction will be provided in this class. Limited to 15. Fee $20


Session 2: 10:45 am – 12:00 noon

Workshop B – Natural Impressions in Air Dry Clay

Gerri Eunson, Alyce Zellers & Catherine St. Clair, Master Gardeners

Learn how to use air dried clay to capture nature. We will be creating a necklace with a pendant and a holiday ornament. You will leave with completed projects plus additional items to dry and finish at home. All supplies included. Limited to 15. Fee: $20.

Workshop BB – Tool Maintenance

Liana Baurele, Master Gardener

Tool sharpening

Looking for a simple sharpening method to bring your garden tools back to good form? Look no further. Armed with a complimentary sharping stone and illustrated directions, Liana can show you how to put a sharp edge on your dull garden tools. Bring 2 tools of your choice to work on. Limited to 15. Fee: $20.


Session 3: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Lecture C- Compost Forum

Sam Barnett, Chris Coulter, Teia Harding, Chantel Wildman, Master Gardeners

compost bin

Learn from our panel of master gardeners all of the correct steps required to produce your own ‘Black Gold’ from garden and kitchen scraps along with the different techniques to achieve this rich organic product. Fee: $20

Workshop C – Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece

Gerri Eunson, Alyce Zellers & Catherine St. Clair, Master Gardeners

Succulent pumpkin

Create a stylish, fall themed decoration to celebrate the season. In this hands-on workshop, we will combine live succulents, moss, seed pods and dried flowers with pumpkins to create a festive centerpiece that will last through Thanksgiving. All supplies are included. Limited to 15. Fee: $20.

Workshop CC – Autumn Craft Workshop for Children & Adults

Teresa Albers, Master Gardener

This workshop consists of two activities geared to children (8 years +) and adults. Leaf rubbing is both fun and educational as children and adults learn together about leaf structure and identification while creating a leaf rubbing collage. Decorating mini pumpkins offers children and adults shared sensorial exploration and creative expression. Come and join Teresa in these Fall activities of joyful, creative self- expression. All supplies included. Limited to 5 adults & 10 children. Fee: $5 per child


A boxed lunch will be available, and of course tons of treats at the famous bake sale. Stay tuned for registration information!

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