2015 Class Schedule

2015 Class is from 6-9pm on Tuesdays at the

Lake Monticello Firehouse is on RT 600 - South Boston Rd: Maple Room is behind it on: 14 Slice Rd, Palmyra


Date Topic Instructor :: Position Reading Chapter
20-Jan Soil/Compost Pat Ruggiero :: former VCE Master Gardener 2,  Discuss quiz & evaluation procedures
27- Jan Botany Dorothy Tompkins :: Albemarle Master Gardener 1 Discuss quizzes
3- Feb Turf Norm Carlson :: Snows Operations Manager Owner Snows Nursery and Garden Center 2 and 12
10- Feb Chesapeake Bay and local garden practices Robert Jennings, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Virginia Grassroots Field Specialist, Charlottesville 15-16 - look over 13
17-Feb Vegetables in the home garden POSTPONED to 3/3 Cindy Ann Trentacosta :: former VCE MG 10- not individual plant lists
24-Feb Entomology

Quiz Grader - Walter Hussey <whthinker@yahoo.com> This is a change.

Cathy Kloetzli :: VT Ext Agent 3 and 4
3-Mar Perennials and Annuals POSTPONED to 4/14.Class will be Vegetables in the Home Garden instead, from 2/17. Anne Munoz-Furlong :: FMG 14 - not individual plant lists
10-Mar Pesticides IPM Guide Cathy Kloetzli :: Piedmont VT Ext Agent 6 and PMG overview
Mar 12 Thursday Lab Session - all day at Fluvanna County Library
Mar 12 Thursday AM Plant Propagation Brian Hartsock :: Director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants – Tufton Farm at Fluvanna Library 7, 10 - not individual plants
Mar 12 Lunch Lunch with FMGs
Mar 12 Thursday PM Pruning   John Thompson :: VT Ext Agent 8 - Bring work gloves and hand pruners
Mar 17 Growing and caring for Fruits in the home garden Michael Lachance :: VT Ext Agent 11
Mar 24 Plant Diseases and Diagnosis Mary Ann Hansen : Instructor VT Plant Clinic 4 and 5
Mar 31 Help Desk Donna McCarthy :: FMG 17 (Appendix E) -FMG website Help Desk Procedures
3-Apr Easter
7-Apr Virginia Trees
(Risk Management – Independent study due)
Erik Filep, Senior Forester, Senior Forester VA Department of Forestry 13 - not individual plant lists
Apr-14 Perennials & Annuals - postponed from 3/3.  Inclement weather make up day
Apr-30 Final Exam Due BY EMAIL
May Final Celebration :: Location: TBA

There is some overlap in Chapter sections across class topics.