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March 12, 2012

March 13 to May 24 — Master Gardener training program; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Admittance into the program is based on completion of the application, a background check and an interview. Applications are available by contacting Karen Sechler at the University of Maryland Extension at 301-791-1604 or by email at ksechler@umd.edu.

 March 15 — Private Applicator Examinations — Washington County, 1 to 3 p.m. Attendees must contact the Extension office at 301-791-1304 to register for the examination. Exams are administered by a representative of the Maryland Department of Agriculture. 

Saturdays, March 17 and 24 — Backyard Fruit Series, 9 to 11 a.m., 181 Franklin Farm Lane.  The fee is $10 per class or $25 for the series. March 17 — Tree fruit (apples, peaches, etc.)’ March 24  — Small fruit (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc.); To register, call the Extension office at 717-263-9226.

Growing Vegetables Series — Today — Early Vegetables and Starting a Garden; Tuesday, April 17 — Warm Season vegetables;  Thursday, April 26 — Container Vegetables; Thursday, May 10 — Grow the Best Tomatoes, 181 Franklin Farm Lane. All classes take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and cost $10 each, or $30 if registering for all four classes. To register, call 717-263-9226.

4-H Pig Club — Monday, March 19, at 7 p.m.; For more information, call Karen Hack at 717-263-9226.

Chambersburg Young Farmers Meeting — Monday, March 20, 7:30 p.m.; Chambersburg Area Senior High School. For more information, call Donna Hays 717-264-5499 or send an email to dhays@embarqmail.com.

Turf workshop — Thursday, March 29, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Last summer’s weather extremes (very wet, then very dry, then very wet again) might have had an impact on area lawns. Master gardener Bob Hyatt teaches the best way to have a healthy lawn regardless of what Mother Nature throws your way. The class costs $10.  To register, call 717-263-9226.

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