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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 27th Annual Flower and Garden Show on Saturday, March 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, March 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the ARCC.

More than 150 vendors will take part in the show, named as one of the area’s premier events. Show participants include experts in nurseries, lawn and garden equipment, pottery and statuary, landscaping, tree services, stone products, pools, spas, outdoor furniture, flowers, wild bird products, and natural gourmet 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:

9:30 a.m. “Adapting Your Garden to Climate Change” Annette Cormany, University of Maryland Horticulture Educator
10:30 a.m. “The Astonishing Behavior of Honey Bees!” Charles Schwalbe, Washington County Master Gardener
11:30 a.m. “Berry Basics,” Ed Higgenbottom, Washington County Master Gardener
12:30 p.m. “Maryland’s 5 Million Tree Initiative,” Anna Twigg, Tree Planting Specialist, Department of Natural Resources MD Forest Service
1:30 p.m. “Five Fascinating Fungi You Could Grow in Your Backyard,” Laura Robertson, Associate Professor of Biology, Shepherd University
2:30 p.m. “Gifts of the Earth, An Introduction to Essential Oils,” Tammy Spitzer, doTERRA Representative
3:30 p.m. “Where the Wild Things Are with a Make and Take for Adults,” Mo Theriault, and Susan Stull, Washington County Master Gardeners

Sunday seminars include:

11:30 a.m. “Monarch Migration and Creating a Monarch Way Station,” Rick Lowman, Master Gardener, Naturalist, and Composter and Becky Gutherie, Master Gardener, Naturalist, and Monarch Alliance Board Member
12:30 p.m. “Composting Myths,” Rick Lowman, Master Gardener, Naturalist, and Composter and Melanie Files, Master Gardener, Naturalist, and Composter
1:30 p.m. “Right Tree, Right Place,” Evan Brumfield, Maryland Branch Manager, Cumberland Valley Tree Service
2:30 p.m. “Climate Change, Rethinking Your Lawn,” Dusty Graham, Washington County Master Gardener

Show admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 12. Enjoy unlimited seminar presentations with paid daily admission. 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.