MONTROSE, Pa. — Join your local Penn State Master Gardeners and Master Gardeners from surrounding areas for the 7th Annual Spring Gardening Day on April 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Montrose Bible Conference, Maplewood Campus, on Lake Avenue in Montrose. It is the large white building near the Montrose Golf Club. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for a light breakfast.
This yearly event, in partnership with the Montrose Area Adult School, features a variety of fun and educational gardening programs. There will be several classes held throughout the day which include: Tomatoes and their Common Diseases, Weeds and Invasive Plants, Therapeutic Horticulture, Understanding the Importance of Dependable Information plus much more. A highlight will be making your own Boursin Cheese to take home. Flavored Boursin Cheeses are very expensive, but not if you make them yourself. Take your bounty of herbs and learn how to make a variety of these cheeses. You will be amazed at how easy this is. The plain cheese base and all supplies will be provided for you to make your own flavored cheese to take home.
We will have Master Gardeners from several counties including New York state, plus Environmentalist Charlene Wildes and Don Hibbard from the Susquehanna County Conservation District. You will meet a few of the new Master Gardener trainees from Susquehanna County as they present their new programs to the public: Lyme Disease, It Can Happen to You and Soil Sampling Options: Penn State vs Amazon. Several demonstrations, educational material and displays will be on hand plus door prizes, free seeds and a book sale. The day will conclude with an extensive silent auction. Wonderful morning refreshments and a delicious lunch are included. The cost is $35. Register now.
To register, visit Montrose Area Adult School at www.montroseadultschool.org. Click the “Classes” link. You can print out a registration form under the “HOW TO REGISTER” section. To see what classes are offered, click Nature and Country Living to see the Master Gardener classes. Simply mail the form to the Montrose Area Adult School. Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is appreciated.
— Penn State Extension, Susquehanna County