Sunday, January 20, 2013

Seed Exchange 2013 Speakers Announced

Here are the speakers for the upcoming Washington Gardener Seed Exchanges 2013. Seed Exchange attendees trade seeds, exchange planting tips, hear expert speakers, and collect goody bags full of gardening treats. For more information on the exchanges and how to register, go here.


Saturday, January 26 at Brookside Gardens:

Starting Vegetable and Flower Seeds Under Florescent Lights
Kent Phillips
Howard County Master Gardener
and star of several UMD-HGIC videos

“Unusual Edibles for Your Mid-Atlantic Garden”
Elizabeth Olson
Prince George's County Master Gardener
and EdibleHarvest columnist for Washington Gardener Magazine

Also, at the Seed Exchange during the break period wil be Pam Rowe from the Montgomery County Watershed Management Division Rainscapes Rewards Rebate program.  The RainScapes Rewards Rebate Program offers financial incentives in the form of rebates to property owners who install RainScapes techniques.

Saturday, February 2 at Green Spring Gardens:

"Growing Great Greens Year-Round"
Cindy Brown
Smithsonian Gardens
Find out how to collect seeds, direct sow, and grow various greens through-out the year in the Mid-Atlantic. Special emphasis on how to prevent premature bolting and bitterness.


"Seed Collecting from Herbs & Flowers."
Ira Wallace
Seed collection and propagation techniques from various edible herbs and annual flowers.

We hope to see you at one or both of the upcoming Washington Gardener Seed Exchanges. Please send in your registration today as space is limited and spots fill fast. Print out the details and registration form here.

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