You Bet Your Garden

Events with You Bet Your Garden's host, Mike McGrath


Lecture at the Ludington Library

Wednesday, October 4th at 7 p.m.
5 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

There is still a lot of work to be done in the garden in the fall! Join us as we talk organic lawn care, garlic and spring bulbs, composting and “the second season” of cool-weather crops. For more information, visit http://www.lmls.org/event/gardentalk/.

The Phipps Annual Native Plant and Sustainability Conference

Saturday, October 14th from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Mike will be honored to deliver the Keynote Address at The Phipps Annual Native Plant and Sustainability Conference. For more information, visit https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/calendar/detail/native-plant-and-sustainability-conference.

Composting Talk

Saturday, October 28th at 10 a.m.
The Yardley Township Building, 1100 Edgewood Rd., Yardley, PA 19067

For more information: https://www.lmt.org/government/boards-and-commissions/environmental-advisory-council/.

Gardening Events


E.A.R.T.H. Center Open House

Saturday, July 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
42 Riva Avenue, South Brunswick, New Jersey

The E.A.R.T.H. Center Open House offers fun for the whole family, including garden tours, presentations and showcases on gardening and landscaping, plus live music and a food truck offering lunch. Many exhibitors who collaborate with the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County throughout the year will be on hand to share their programs and accomplishments. For more information, please call 732-398-5268 or e-mail david.smela@co.middlesex.nj.us.

Tour a closed-loop agricultural system

Far Away Farms
Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Honesdale, PA

Far Away Farms is Dave and Anita Avvisato's experiment with sustainable agriculture. Over the years, the farm has evolved from a small vegetable garden to encompassing bees and chickens (in the same fenced area), horses and hay, field crops and high tunnels, as well as solar power and on-farm compost, all in a thoughtfully designed, enriching flow of fertility. Join them for a field day and lunch at the farm to hear the logic and specifics of their farming system, as well as their thoughts and lessons learned. Register here.

The University of Delaware Botanic Gardens' Fall Plant Sale Preview

Tuesday, August 22nd at 7 p.m.
Townsend Hall, University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware

The Fall Plant Sale will be here before you know it! Visit the University of Delaware for an on-site plant sale preview, where you can enjoy a view of the plants at their prime, as well as a scoop of delicious UDairy ice cream! The cost is $5 for UDBG friends and $10 for nonmembers. Call (302) 831-2531 or email BotanicGardens@udel.edu to register.

PHS Tree Tenders Basic Training Begins in September

September and October
Multiple Locations

The nine-hour, three-session training course empowers and teaches concerned residents how to make dramatic strides toward restoring the tree canopy and caring for trees in their region, community, or even their own yards. Pre-registration is required. Please register online at: www.pennhort.net/treetenders. For more information, contact Mindy Maslin at mmaslin@pennhort.org or Barley Van Clief at bvanclief@pennhort.org.