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The Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County are pleased to announce their 2014 series of workshops for the home gardener, which is designed for all levels from beginner to expert.

  • Starting Seeds and Growing Vegetables, Thursday, April 24, at 6 pm

Learn how to save money and get a head start on the season by growing your own plants from seeds. You will learn how to reuse containers for germination, the best kind soil to use, light requirements, and more. You will learn tips for growing the best vegetables in your garden this summer.

Plus, the Lackawanna County 4H will be having a special seed sale so you can stock up.

  • Container Gardening, Saturday, May 3, at 11 am

If you have limited space or time, container gardening is a great alternative for those who do not want a big garden. You learn the best plants and handy tips for successful small space gardening.

  • Composting, Thursday, May 8, at 6 pm

Composting is nature’s original recycling program. Instead of throwing away yard waste, make it work for you. Learn how easy it is to pile up your grass clippings, leaves, and old plants and make a useful garden amendment.

  • Growing Herbs, Saturday, May 10, at 11 am

Herbs are an easy way to enhance your gardening experience and the dinner table too. Nothing tastes better than fresh herbs in your favorite recipes.

The 2014 spring workshops are a joint venture between the Greenhouse Project and the Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County. They will be held at the McNulty Greenhouse at Nay Aug Park,

200 Arthur Avenue, Scranton, PA 18510. The sessions are free but, reservations are required.

During the month of May, The Penn State Master Gardeners will be available to answer your gardening questions and give you the latest information on home horticultural topics. We will have soil test kits available for purchase and plenty of free publications to take home. Greenhouse hours will be Thursdays from 6 pm to 8 pm and Saturdays from 11 am to 1 pm.

To register or for more information, contact the Penn State Extension Office at 570-963-6842 or email LackawannaMG@psu.edu.