DI Library to Host Tri-County Master Gardener Association

[2/8/17] Daniel Island, SC – Tri-County Master Gardener Association will offer three different programs starting in March.

Do you enjoy fresh, homegrown lettuce? Are you curious about growing and cooking with herbs? Do you need to test your soil before you plant your spring garden? The Tri-County Master Gardener Association (TCMGA) is offering three different programs this spring at the Daniel Island Library: “Grow Your Own Salad,” “Grow Your Own Herbs,” and monthly “Master Gardener Q&A” sessions.

According to the TCMGA website, “The TCMGA is a non-profit organization made up of dedicated volunteers from Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties who are trained by the Clemson Extension Service to support the local county extension agent.” Any time of the year, you can find these volunteers scattered around the Tri-County area “providing research based information to the public in all areas of gardening and horticulture.” TCMGA volunteers also participate in the community through opportunities such as the Summerville Farmer’s Market and Magnolia Plantation.

This spring, you can impress your neighbors with your amazing garden. You use that lettuce to make a healthy salad for your guests. Or you can deploy your herb knowledge to garnish a mouth-watering batch of spaghetti sauce. Whatever your green need may be, you can find your answers at your local library.

Grow Your Own Herbs – Monday, April 3rd at 1 pm
Learn all about the herb process, from picking which herbs to plant to turning them into tasty cooking ingredients. All materials provided.

Grow Your Own Salad – Thursday, April 6th at 10:30 am
Did you know that you can grow your very own delicious salad in a recycled container right at home on your patio, porch or apartment balcony? All materials provided.

Master Gardener Q&A Sessions – Every first Monday, 4 pm
If you have a soil or gardening sample, simply place it in a clear plastic bag for easy test and transport. The cost is $6 per sample. The TCMGA volunteers will also provide handouts and references materials as needed.

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About the Berkeley County Library System: The Berkeley County Library System enriches lives by informing, inspiring and illuminating its local community. The system consists of six branches and a bookmobile that offer programs and services to a growing county. For more information about BCLS, visit berkeleylibrarysc.org.

About the Tri-County Master Gardener Association: The Tri-County Master Gardeners Association is a 501(c)(3) organization that helps in fulfilling
the mission of the Master Gardener program by creating learning opportunities wherever gardeners gather in our community. Their goal is to create a legacy of horticultural education by funding college scholarships for the area’s students. For more information, visit http://sctcmg.org/.

DI Library to Host Tri County Master Gardener Association