SCHEDULE OF EVENTS, APRIL 2012: UDel-Cooperative Extension, New Castle Co.

Call 302-831‐2506 to register for all events

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Families and Wellness

• April 2: Getting the Most out of Eating Locally— “Eating Locally” has been described as better for you, good for the environment, and supporting the local community economy. Come to this session to discover the facts about this trend and how you can save money on your food bill. Cost: $15. Level 1. 6:30 pm—8:30 pm.

• April 21: Making Jams and Jellies— This program will review basic water bath canning techniques. We will practice by making jam. Bring an apron, a snack for yourself and be ready to make jam. Presenter: Maria Pippidis, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences.
Cost: $30. 9:30 am—12:30 pm.

• April 24: Would Your Kitchen Pass a Food Safety Inspection?— By reviewing the selfinspection check list, you will learn important strategies for keeping food safe in your family day care seting. Cost: $15. Level 1. 6:30 pm—8:30 pm.

• Two Cent Tips for Delaware— Are you looking for some inspiring ideas on how to save money, learn about Delaware resources, and stay positive about the future? Browse our monthly newsletters here: http://ag.udel.edu/extension/fcs/twocentsenews.html. To subscribe, send an email message with your name to: TwoCentTips@udel.edu with “subscribe” in the subject line. Or, fax information to 302‐831‐8934.

Gardening

• April 5: Tomatoes!— Learn how to grow everyone’s vegetable garden favorite! Participants will learn techniques to improve the quality and yield of their tomato plants. We will discuss site selection, tomato varieties, seed sources, starting, transplanting, fertilizing, staking and more. Come prepared with your questions. This workshop is for both beginners and experienced gardeners who want to learn more. Cost: $15. 7 pm ‐ 9 pm. Extension Office.

• April 7: Backyard Composting‐ Create an earth friendly garden through composting. Learn
easy methods to recycle kitchen and garden waste to improve your soil and grow healthier
plants. Cost: $15. 1 pm‐3 pm. Extension Office.

• April 12: Vegetable Gardening in Containers– Can you grow a successful, vibrant, and productive vegetable garden in pots? Yes, you can! Let a Master Gardener teach you how to set‐up and maintain your new, and contained, garden. Vegetable selection, pairing, set‐up, care and maintenance will be discussed. Cost: $15. 6 pm‐8 pm. Extension Office.

• April 30: Colorful Containers— A hands‐on, messy workshop and you can keep the plants! Bring gardening gloves and a 12 inch (diameter) container to learn the basics for container planting with annual ornamental plants. Cost: $20. 7 pm‐9 pm. Extension Office.