The Lake Whitehurst West Civic League is excited to sponsor our first Lawn and Garden Symposium Series for residents of our neighborhoods.
Designed for all us novices, this three-class series will provide you with basic information on how to manage and improve your lawns and gardens. If you have specific questions, need inspiration, or simply treasure the beauty of plants and the outdoors, these classes are for you! Our qualified speakers will walk you through the basis of each topic and have plenty of take home how-to materials.
LAWNS, GRASS, SOIL, AND LAWN CARE
Saturday, February 14, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Presented by Jim Lachowicz, Chesapeake Master Gardener and Virginia Tech “Grass Guru.”
February is time to plan your lawn strategy for the coming season, and we all want beautiful lawns. Jim will show you how achieve it with an overview and discussion of turf types, fertilization, pH, correct mowing and proper watering. He’ll also answer any specific questions you have.
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Presented by Kate Melhuish, Norfolk Master Gardener and Garden Speaker
Kate is a passionate advocate of flowers and fruit, and the insects and other creatures that provide the offspring for seeds and the germination of fruits. She’ll give us a look at all types of pollinators and their importance to healthy gardens, as well as how to attract and keep them in your garden.
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
By Elsie Holliday, Diane Fleming and Debora Mosher, Norfolk Master Gardeners and active workers with Weyanoke Sanctuary and EcoGarden
For those of you who don’t have room for a full-fledged garden, container pots provide a space-saving and beautiful option. With the varied growing season in Southeast Virginia, you can grow just about anything in a container, from trees and flowers to veggies, herbs and succulents. Plus, we’ll discuss how to select the best pot for your plant type.
All classes are held at McKendree Methodist Church
Classes are open to all residents of our neighborhoods. Lake Whitehurst Civic League members may attend at no charge.
Non-members pay a one-time fee $15 for the entire symposium series, whether they attend one class or all three. The fee also includes an annual membership in the Civic League and admission to all other other Civic League sponsored events. Your fee is payable on the day of your first selected class.
All classes require advance registration by completing the form below or calling Debora Mosher at 857.4754.