When the garden slows down this fall, get a head start on next year with VCE Master Gardeners at the FREE FallFest at Belle Grove Plantation on Sunday September 8, 2019 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm.

Sponsored by the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association, this event includes talks from Master Gardeners, as well as demos, crafts, and giveaways. All talks, demos, and crafts are free to the public and open to all ages.

Scheduled Talks Include:

  • Plan a Pollinator Garden for Season-long Blooms with Stacey Morgan Smith
  • Create a Habitat Garden and a Sustainable Landscape for Flora and Fauna with Jessica Priest-Cahill and Cy Haley
  • Make Fall Decorations Using Garden Materials with Lynn Hoffmann
  • Learn Simple Steps for Saving Seeds with Elaine Specht

Demos, Crafts, and Giveaways throughout the event include:

  • Tool Sharpening with Glenn Martin
  • Dividing Daylilies Demo and Give Away with Stacey Smith
  • Fall Propagation of Woody Shrubs Demo with Mary Turner
  • Flower Pounding Crafts with Nancy Mancuso and Linda Melton
  • Butterfly Puddler Craft
  • Making Pesto and Tomato Give Away  with Mary Romanowski
  • Tours of the Belle Grove Herb Garden with Claire DeMasi
  • Kids Gardening Table
  • Spring Bulb Information Booth and Daffodil Give Away with Misa Mulroney
  • Master Gardener Information Booth and bird house info  with Bob Gail