Garden Talk, Design and Install Raised Beds, The Institute

Garden Talk, Design and Install Raised Beds, The Institute

Tuesday September 13th, 20th, & 27th, 2022 * 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Garden Talk #1 in a series of 3: Design and Install Raised Beds
In the first of a series of three Garden Talks, gardening expert Pam Rowland presents an in-the-garden program on how to design and install raised beds in your backyard.
Garden Talk #2 in a series of 3: Growing & Drying Herbs
In the second of a series of three Garden Talks, gardening expert Pam Rowland presents an in-the-garden program on how to plant and nurture herbs in the garden, and how to preserve them by drying.
Garden Talk #3 in a series of 3: Herbs as Medicine During the Civil War
In the final program in a series of three Garden Talks, guest speaker Greg Susla will discuss the medicinal uses of herbs during the Civil War.
A retired pharmacist, Susla has extensive experience with the medicinal herb garden at the Pry House on Antietam Battlefield, and with the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. 
He will talk about the medicinal applications of various plants grown and their uses during the 19th century. 
Held in the Institute’s Civil War-era garden at Monterey Pass, attendees will see first-hand what raised beds look like, discover why they are beneficial and learn how to create them.
The adjacent Monterey Pass Battlefield Museum will be open especially for attendees of this event.
Cost is $5 per program. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.
To register, email the Institute at: info@natureandcultureinstitute.org.
Penn State Master Gardeners in Franklin County Plant Sale

Penn State Master Gardeners in Franklin County Plant Sale

Saturday May 21st, 2022 * 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
****New Location This Year:
HSB Lawn Human Services Building
425 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, PA 17202
Bring your Plant Sale own wagon!
Reasonable prices, most plants $1 to $7.
Cash, checks, and credit/debit cards (MC, Visa) accepted.
Proceeds support Master Gardener educational outreach activities in Franklin County
Tomatoes * Peppers * Cucumbers * Melons * More Vegetables
Heirloom & Hard-to-find Varieties
Annual Flowers * Herbs * Pollinator Favorites
Trees & Shrubs * Groundcovers
Sun Perennials * Shade Perennials * Plug Perennials for Masses & Drifts
Educational Information & Gardening Advice from Master Gardeners
EXPLORE! Garden Adventures

EXPLORE! Garden Adventures

Renfrew Park

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. 

Participants have a hands-on opportunity to learn about plants as they spend time digging in the dirt and seeing how food is grown in the historic four-square garden at Renfrew Park. They will look at different garden plants up close and explore the many ways humans depend on plants. Students will assist in tending the garden by preparing the soil, planting seeds and watering vegetables.

Age: Grades K–5
Cost: $10 member of Institute of Renfrew, $12 non-member
Limit: 15.

To Register: call the Institute at 717-762-0373 or email us at info@instituteatrenfrew.org

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