The public is invited to attend the Laurens County Master Gardener Association program on June 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Joe R. Adair Outdoor Education Center. The speaker will be Chris Sermons of Bio-Way Farm in Ware Shoals. His presentation is titled: “Cultivating Land Ethics on Bio-Way Farm” Chris Sermons founded Bio-Way Farm in 2004 by combining a love of nature, agriculture and land stewardship into his dream job. He received his Permaculture Design certificate in 2010 and the farm continues to evolve on these principles. Chris is active with Slow Food Upstate and was named the 2016 Farmer of the Year by the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association .
The public is invited to attend a free educational program by Mr. Jim Alverson of the Laurens County Beekeepers Association titled: Bees: What is all the Buzz About? The program will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 20 at the Joe R. Adair Outdoor Education Center. Come to learn what steps we can take at our homes to help protect pollinators.
The public is invited to attend the Laurens County Master Gardener Association program on February 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Joe R. Adair Outdoor Education Center to learn how to make hypertufa containers using Portland cement, perlite and water. Then let your creative imagination take over! The speaker will be Kelly Toadvine from the Greenville Master Gardener Association.
The Public Program on January 19, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Joe R. Adair Outdoor Education Center, 110 Scout Creek Court, Laurens, SC will be on Phytoremediation. The speaker will be Horticulturalist Victoria Blackstone. She will bring us up to date with cutting-edge research on the effectiveness of intersiorscape plants in mitigating airborne toxins to improve indoor air quality
There will be no Master Gardener program in November, 2016. The next gathering will be December 6 at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate the graduation of the current MG class. We will have a pot luck supper. This will also be the LCMGA annual meeting with election of officers. We will also vote on an amendment to the ByLaws to allow LCMGA to become a 501 (c) 3 organization.
The LCMGA Public Program October 20, 2016, 6:30 p.m. at the Joe R. Adair Outdoor Education Center, 110 Scout Creek Court, Laurens, SC. The program will be on Leaf Casting which is a process where a cast is made using a real leaf and concrete. The speaker will be Kelly Toadvine from the Greenville MG Association. She has been serving as the Garden Manager of the Roper Mountain Science Center Butterfly Garden for 4 years.