Weekend garden events
Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Community College of Baltimore County - Catonsville: Become a Maryland Stream Wader. Learn how you can help Stream Waders contribute to Maryland’s statewide water quality monitoring. If you’re a member of a watershed organization and are interested in sampling in an area that’s not on the map, contact DNR to see if they can accommodate you. And of course, if you are not already a member of a watershed group, join up with folks from one or get together with some friends and help assess the health of local streams. For more information, and to register for an upcoming training, go to the Stream Waders website
Valley View Farms in Cockeysville
Saturday, 9:00 am, Growing Vegetable and Flower Seedlings: Learn tips and techniques for growing seeds into vegetable and flower transplants for the garden. Carrie Engel will discuss grow lights, germination mats, planting media and seed types. This is a great class for the novice or experienced gardener.
Saturday, 11:00 am, Organic Gardening Principles: Learn how to grow plants using sustainable gardening methods. Educators will showcase the many herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and fertilizers available to organic gardeners. Also discussed: the best practices for growing plants organically.
Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville
Saturday, 11 am, Lawn Care ($5) (Severna Park) Rick Hardie of Jonathan Green leads you through the steps to grow the perfect green grass.
Saturday, 2 pm: Lawn Care ($5) (Davidsonville) Rick Hardie of Jonathan Green leads you through the steps to grow the perfect green grass.
Behnke's Nursery in Beltsville
Saturday, 8 am - 4:30 pm, 31st Annual National Capital Orchid Society Paphiopedilium Orchid Forum: This event will feature internationally-renowned speakers, an selection of Paphiopedilum and Phragmipedium plants for sale by leading vendors, a show table featuring
hundreds of slippers in bloom, ribbons and trophies for outstanding show plants, American Orchid Society judging, and more. Pre-registration and entry fee are required. The entry fee of $50.00 includes lunch and a door prize ticket. Participation is limited to the first 140 registrants. Sales begin at 8:00 am, the program begins at 9:45 am, and the event concludes at 4:30 pm