Kent County Master Gardener Workshops

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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, no workshops can be offered in-person for now. Workshops will be offered online. Once you register, you will receive a link to participate by email. We apologize for any inconvenience, however, safety is our primary goal. 

The registration deadline for all workshops is 24 hours prior to the workshop.

Winter 2020/2021 Workshops

Starting Vegetable Seeds Indoors - Wednesday, February 24, 1:00 – 2:00 PM via ZOOM
Verna Thompson, Kent County Master Gardener

Are you getting ready for your spring garden? Have you considered planting vegetable seeds indoors? This workshop will provide simple tips for gardening success, including determining what to grow, reading seed packages, selecting seeds appropriate for your garden, and establishing a timetable for planting seeds. We will also discuss methods and materials for growing seeds indoors, caring for seeds and seedlings, and when and how to transplant seedlings outdoors.

Backyard Composting - Monday, March 8, 1:00 – 2:00 PM via ZOOM
Verna Thompson, Kent County Master Gardener

Are you trying to reduce the amount of trash you send to the landfill? We’ll show you how to use the food scraps you accumulate every day in your kitchen to improve the soil structure and increase moisture retention in your garden. In addition to the environmental benefits of composting, this workshop will provide information on simple steps to develop a backyard compost system, including using kitchen and yard waste in compost, maintaining healthy compost, and using compost in the garden. After you attend this workshop, you will never again want to place valuable kitchen and yard waste in your trash can! 

Ask a Master Gardener - Friday, March 19, 3:00 – 5:00 PM via ZOOM
Karen Abate, Wendy Aycoth, Karla Boulter, Steve DeCarlo, and Linda Sperry (Kent County Master Gardeners)

Welcome in Gardening Season 2021 by attending this question-and-answer session with our panel of experts. We’ll be here to help you with all of your planning and preparation needs. In this virtual presentation, you can have your questions answered live. If you would prefer to send us your questions and photos in advance, please email them to kentcountymastergardeners [at]

Please register for these workshops by clicking the link below at least 24 hours prior to the workshop.
Register Here

Kent County Master Gardener’s vegetable mini-module workshops

The Kent County Master Gardeners are offering a series of short, online workshops that will cover a different vegetable each week. Beginning Thursday, April 8, and continuing for 7 weeks through the spring, we will talk about variety selection, soil, water and light requirements, direct seeding vs. transplanting, fertilizing, potential pests and diseases, harvesting, and more for each specific crop. Vegetable workshops offered in this series include lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, green beans, squash, and cucumbers.

Sign up for all, or only those that interest you. All sessions will run 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

Lettuce 4/8/2021
Tomatoes 4/15/2021
Peppers 4/22/2021
Green Beans 4/29/2021
Squash 5/6/2021
Cucumbers 5/13/2021
Pole Lima Beans 5/20/2021

To register for one or all of these mini-modules, please click the link below.

Register here for Vegetable Mini-Modules