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HCC announces seminars for annual Flower & Garden Show

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HCC announces seminars for annual Flower & Garden Show

The Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association will hold its 28th Annual Flower and Garden Show on Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the ARCC.

More than 125 exhibitors and vendors will take part in the tri-state area’s largest floral event, and will include nurseries, distributors of lawn and garden equipment, pottery, statuary, landscaping, tree services, water ponds, stone products, herbs, violets, spring flowers, house plants, outdoor furniture, florists, wild bird products, gifts, gourmet foods, and natural gifts from the garden.

Seminars and demonstrations on a variety of gardening topics will be held continuously throughout both days of the event.

Saturday seminars include:

  • 10:30 a.m. – “Yoga In and Out of the Garden,” with Simone Heurich, Flowering Heart Yoga, Yoga Instructor
  • 11:30 a.m. – “Controlling Invasive Weeds,” with Lane Heimer, Weed Management Specialist
  • 12:30 p.m. – “Beating Bugs: Organic, Sustainable, Techniques that Work,” with Annette Cormany, UMD Extension – Washington County, Horticulture Educator
  • 1:30 p.m. – “Building Biodiversity in Your Own Backyard,” with Becky Shubert, The Native Niche
  • 2:30 p.m. – “Investigating Insects: We Need Them!” with Maureen Theriault and Susan Stull, Washington County Master Gardeners
  • 3:30 p.m. – “The Eight Essential Elements of Conservation Landscaping,” with Jason Swope, Chesapeake Bay Landscape

Sunday seminars include:

  • 11 a.m. – “Recycling in Washington County and Beyond,” with Anthony Drury, Washington County Solid Waste Department, Recycling Coordinator
  • 12 p.m. – “The Astonishing Life of the Honeybee,” with Charles Schwalbe, Washington County Master Gardener, Entomologist
  • 1 p.m. – “Growing Cut Flowers at Cool Hollow Farm,” with Laura Zimmerman, Cool Hollow Flower Farm
  • 2 p.m. – “From the Garden to Table,” with Troy Gifft, TG Designs Florist and Garden Center

Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 12. Proceeds benefit the HCC Alumni Association. Lunch and snacks will be available for purchase at the Garden Café. Free parking and garden-themed children’s activities will be available.

For information about the Flower and Garden Show, contact Lisa Stewart at lsstewart@hagerstowncc.edu, or call 240-500-2346.

(February 6, 2024)