COLUMBIA, Mo. — University of Missouri Extension horticulture specialists offer a “Lunch and Learn” series to help gardeners prepare for spring lawns, gardens and flower beds.
Classes begin Aug. 27 every other Thursday through Nov. 5 through Zoom, according to MU Extension horticulture field specialist Kathi Mecham. Classes run from noon to 12:45 p.m.
MU Extension specialists will teach sessions on fall lawn care, cover crops for the vegetable garden, native trees for the landscape, planting spring flowering bulbs and winterizing the garden, as well as a Tips, Tricks and Garden Myths roundtable.
“Please join us to learn about horticulture practices and techniques to get your landscape ready for spring and to hear tips, tricks and debunked myths from MU specialists,” Mecham says.
Topics and presenters include:
· Fall Lawn Care and Renovation with Lee Miller, MU Extension turf pathologist.
· Cover Crops in the Vegetable Garden with Kate Kammler, field specialist in horticulture. Learn the benefits of planting fall cover crops to benefit spring gardens.
· Choosing and Planting Native Trees for Your Landscape with Sarah Havens, MU Extension field specialist in natural resources.
· Tulips, Daffodils and Hyacinths, Oh My! MU Extension horticulture field specialist Donna Aufdenberg tells how to plant flowering bulbs in the fall for spring enjoyment.
· Summer Ends, Winter Beauty Begins. MU Extension horticulture field specialist Tom Fowler shares how to keep the beauty going in your garden landscapes even after summer ends.
· Gardening Roundtable. The series ends with a roundtable discussion by specialists sharing gardening and horticulture Tips, Tricks and Myths.
Register online at https://extension2.missouri.edu/events/horticulture-lunch-and-learn-zoom-session. Contact Kathi Mecham at firstname.lastname@example.org or 660-542-1792 or Donna Aufdenberg, aufdenbergd@email@example.com or 573-243-3581.
— Linda Geist, University of Missouri Extension
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