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GARDENING GODDESS: Upcoming LOCAL Gardening Events

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GARDENING GODDESS • BY KATHY JENTZ

Sat, Jan 26, 8th Annual Seed Exchange, 12:30 – 4 pm, Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD
Washington Gardener Magazine hosts its 8th Annual Seed Exchange in MD. Expert speakers, catalog swap table, rare seeds, etc. All are welcome — even if you have no seeds to trade! $15 fee. Registration is required and details can be found at: washingtongardener.blogspot.com or contact Kathy Jentz, 301-588-6894, WGardenermag@aol.com. Directions at www.brooksidegardens.com.

Sat, Feb 2, 8th Annual Seed Exchange, 12:30 pm – 4 pm, Green Spring Gardens, Annandale, VA
Washington Gardener Magazine hosts its 8th Annual Seed Exchange in VA. speakers, catalog swap table, rare seeds, etc. All are welcome — even if you have no seeds to trade! $15 fee. Registration is required and details can be found at: washingtongardener.blogspot.com or contact Kathy Jentz, 301-588-6894, WGardenermag@aol.com. Directions at www.brooksidegardens.com.

Mon, Feb 18, Garden Design Talk, 8 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm), Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD
The Silver Spring Garden Club host a talk: FINDING YOUR OWN GARDEN STYLE by landscape designer Elin Haaga. Most current garden magazines represent just one kind of garden design, but there are many other options. Find out what kind of garden you find most appealing and look at ways you can create your own garden paradise. This event is FREE and open to the public — you can also join the SSGC at the door for just $10 per year. Kathy Jentz, 301-588-6894, WGardenermag@aol.com. Directions and details at www.brooksidegardens.com.

Wed, Feb 20, Trees for the Urban Garden Talk, 7:30 pm, at Historic Takoma, 7328 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, MD
Our speaker is Kevin Conrad, Curator, Woody Landscape Plant Germplasm Repository at the U.S. National Arboretum. Kevin is responsible for the conservation of woody landscape plants of diverse wild-origin. He manages a repository for the long term preservation of seeds and clonal material.
Hosted by the Takoma Horticultural Club. This event is FREE and open to the public — you can also join the THC at the door for just $12 per year. For more information, contact Kathy Jentz, 301-588-6894, WGardenermag@aol.com. Directions and details at www.takomahort.org .

Saturday, February 23, RootingDC, 9:30am – 4:30pm, Wilson High School (3950 Chesapeake St. NW WDC – two blocks from Tenleytown metro)
Rooting DC is a FREE, all-day gardening forum that aims to provide education about urban food production and consumption, to cultivate health and preserve the environment through workshops, hands-on demonstrations, round-table discussions and an information fair. To register andfor more details, go to www.RootingDC.org.

About the author: kathyjentz

Kathy Jentz is editor of Washington Gardener magazine and is a long-time DC area gardening enthusiast. Washington Gardener is all about gardening where you live. She welcomes your gardening questions. Follow Kathy at http://twitter.com/WDCGardener or facebook.com/WashingtonGardenerMagazine or washingtongardener.blogspot.com

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