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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Classes sponsored by our friends in Mechanicsburg Area Environmental Club

Trails and Trees Teaching Garden Classes (Rain or Shine)

October 16, 2010, Saturday- 10:00- 11:00ish      Composting 101+- Free-
Taught by Penn State Master Gardener, Bob MacGregor and Paul Garrett.
We guarantee that YOU WILL leave this class with an excellent understanding of how to compost or we will TRIPLE your money back. This class is designed for everyone, ages 10 – 110. Start to stockpile your Fall leavesyour garden discards, grass clippings, shredded paper, kitchen scraps (minus anything with meat or dairy products in it.)
                             REMEMBER: A rind is a terrible thing to waste.

October 23, 2010, Saturday- 10:00- 11:00ish      Container Gardening - Free-
Taught by the one-and-only leader of Cumberland County Penn State Master Gardeners, Annette MaCoy. Take those herb plants indoors for use over the winter…save some of those perennials from the bite of winter!! Which pot? What should be in the soil? Where in the house should they be kept? How often do you water them? Do you add fertilizer? When can you reintroduce them to the outdoors?
Learn it from the pro.

 ** Directions: (Get off of the PA Turnpike at Route #15 South towards Gettysburg, PA. Get off Route 15 (1 mileish) at the Mechanicsburg/Bowmansdale Rt. #114 exit. Take a right at the end of the ramp. Go to the first traffic light and turn left. In about ¼ mile, turn right on South York Street. Proceed a maximum of 1/2 mile and turn right at Eberly Lane before the Trails and Trees signs.

Or- Get off Route 81 at Mechanicsburg #114. Turn South. GO STRAIGHT. In Mechanicsburg you stay straight ahead, ignoring the “dogleg” that #114 does. Go straight ahead on South York Street (2.2 miles) puts you at the Trails and Trees Environmental Site sign. Turn left at Eberly Lane.

Or- While traveling through Mechanicsburg on Trindle Road (#641) or Simpson Street, turn south on South York Street. Go 2.2 miles. Turn left at signs to Trails to Trees E. Site/ Eberly Lane.

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