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Strafford County Master Gardeners Association is one of ten Master Gardener groups in the State of New Hampshire, working under the auspices of the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension. Our members work on a variety of county gardening projects.

Under the guidance of the Strafford County Cooperative Extension Staff, we strive to assist our neighbors by providing education and support for a variety of gardening topics. This blog is intended as a means to enhance communication with our fellow gardeners.

If you are a New Hampshire resident with gardening questions, here is a link to contact the UNH Cooperative Extension Education Center and Information Line staffed by NH Master Gardeners for all of your gardening questions. Or if you have been thinking about becoming a Master Gardener, here’s a link to provide further information about the program.

If you have a question for SCMGA,  feel free to contact us because gardening is our favorite topic.

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SCMGA Master Gardener Events

2019

July 11, Thursday, 9:30-1:30, Butternut Farm Tour & Blue Job Hike, 195 Meaderboro Road, Farmington. Tour a pick-your-own fruit farm and learn about the farm operation. For an extended day, bring a lunch and hike up to the blueberry fields on Blue Job Mountain. Free, but sign up for one or both sections. Sponsored by the New Hampshire Master Gardener Alumni Association Joint Continuing Education Committee.

July 18, Thursday, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Identifying Weeds in the Garden, Wagon Hill Farm. Join Dr. Dirt, aka, John Hart, professor emeritus Horticultural Technology, UNH Thompson School, for an informative walk through the Wagon Hill Community Gardens, 156 Piscataqua Road, Durham. Learn how to identify and control many of the most common and challenging weed species in the garden. Free, but sign up is required. Co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Master Gardener Alumni Association Joint Continuing Education Committee and Strafford County Master Gardeners.

September 10, Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., The State of the Great Bay. The Great Bay is one of the most inland estuaries in the United States. Steven J. Miller, Coastal Training Program Coordinator, will discuss the current ecological conditions and future challenges of the Great Bay. A walk along the boardwalk will follow the presentation. Bring a bag lunch if you’d like. Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center, 69 Depot Road, Greenland.

September 12, Thursday. The next session of the Master Gardener training will begin at the Lee Congregational Church, 17 Mast Road, Lee, NH. It will run each Thursday from 9-4 through December 5 (excluding Thanksgiving). If you have friends who want to join the fun and become MGs, let them know. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the class is full. Questions? Contact Ruth Smith, MG Coordinator, UNH Cooperative Extension, at ruth.smith@unh.edu.

September 12, Thursday, 10 a.m. – Join us for a hands-on Pruning Workshop with Jaime Roberge, Landscape & Greenhouse Horticulture Program Associate, Cooperative Extension – Strafford County, at the Native Garden of NH Plants, Lee Transfer Station, 11 Recycling Center Road, Lee. Bring your pruning tools and gloves.

October 16, Wednesday, 10:30-12 – Matt Tarr, UNH Cooperative Extension Wildlife Specialist, will discuss considerations, challenges, approaches and benefits of Encouraging Wildlife Diversity in Designed Landscapes at the Durham Public Library, 49 Madbury Road, Durham. Social hour to follow. Bring a bag lunch if you wish.

December speaker and holiday social – Events Committee