THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO CONFLICT OF THE SUPER BOWL PARADE, AND POTENTIAL TRANSPORTATION DIFFICULTIES GETTING TO PHS. WE'LL WORK ON PUTTING TOGETHER RESOURCES TO GET BEGINNER GARDENERS CAUGHT UP.
Gardening for Beginners with Sally McCabe of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS)
Location: This workshop will be held at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's McLean Library
The Gardening for beginners workshop will teach you just enough to be able to converse intelligently at cocktail parties, but not enough to grow flowers or food for the entire neighborhood. You will, however, walk away knowing the difference between annuals & perennials, woodies & tenders, and bulbs & roots, and have a basic understanding of soil and water needs and what it takes to make plants survive in a Philadelphia garden.
About Sally: Sally has been gardening for more than 50 years, since her parents gave her the option of doing that or doing dishes. Since then she has grown many vegetables and done a few dishes. In 1995 she started the Garden Tenders program, which has since graduated 42 classes of community gardeners. She currently divides her time between Garden Tenders, Green City Teachers, the Flower Show, and other food-and garden-related issues. In her copious(!) spare time, she plays with power tools and grows her own winter vegetables.
About PHS: The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1827, that connects people with horticulture, and together we create beautiful, healthy and sustainable communities. PHS offers programs and events for people of all interests, and works with volunteers, organizations, agencies and businesses to create and maintain vibrant green spaces. For information, visit PHSonline.org