The Urban Gardener Lecture Series - 2017


Hampton Roads Community Foundation The Fred Heutte Center is pleased to continue its Urban Gardener Lecture Series for 2017. The series continues to be funded by a generous grant from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation.

The Hampton Roads Community Foundation is southeastern Virginia's largest grant and scholarship provider. Since its founding in 1950, the regional community foundation has provided more than $200 million in grants and scholarships to improve life in Southeastern Virginia.

We have gathered a variety of speakers who will provide expertise in different gardening-related fields. The series is designed for beginners and specialists. While the program is free for members of the Friends of Fred Heutte Foundation, the cost for non-members is $ 5.00 per person. Some lectures require the pre-payment of materials fees. All lectures will be held at the center.

Please register for sessions via email at fhcgarden@cox.net
or by calling 757.441.2513 !







LANDSCAPING WITH NATIVE PLANTS

Nadine Scott - Chesapeake Master Gardener

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017, 7:00PM
Nadine Scott is very active in The Native Plant Society of South Hampton Roads. She actively promotes the use of native plants for the landscape. Natives benefit the bees, butterflies, other pollinators and wildlife, as well as being a beautiful natural alternative to non-native species. Her program will highlight those native plants that adapt well to the garden and attract wildlife and pollinators. You’ll learn about native plants, such as the Carolina Silverbell shown above, that make wonderful additions to your garden.

Nadine is also an active member of the Chesapeake Master Gardener program. Her other passion is butterflies! She is a member of the Butterfly Society of VA, serving as co-chair of the plant acquisition team for their annual plant sales. She has been a member for approximately 16 years. Her hobby for the past 20 years has been raising and releasing butterflies as a hobby for many years.

Please register for this session via email at fhcgarden@cox.net
or by calling 757.441.2513 !







with Marie Butler - Horticulturalist

Thursday, July 20th, 2017, 7:00PM
Leaves "don’t get no respect"! Most of the time it’s the flowers that are the show stoppers and get all of the "oohs and aahs", while the leaves quietly blend in the background. But there are some showstopper leaves which can stand on their own merit.

In this program, Marie will explore some of the diverse attributes of leaves such as color, size, shape, form, texture, and other unique features. No longer will you have to rely just on flower color alone. It’s time to turn over a new leaf and consider using some of these fabulous foliage leaves for garden interests!

It may be hard to believe, but Marie Mims Butler has been gardening for over 47 of her 29 years. Her horticultural career launched at NC State and has included teaching at the school for the blind, designing commercial landscapes, studying and teaching floral design in Japan, and presiding over the gardens of the Virginia Zoo as Landscape Coordinator. These days, Marie travels the country with the GWA: The Garden Writers Association, and shares her love of horticulture with everyone. You are welcome to join Marie in laughter and learning.

Please register for this session via email at fhcgarden@cox.net
or by calling 757.441.2513 !




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36th Annual Herb Sale & Festival
Urban Gardener Lecture Series Programs


For these special presentations during our annual festival, non-member fees will be waived! However, be sure to call (757.441.2513) or email us at fhcgarden@cox.net to reserve your seat.


  PESTO - AWESOME SAUCE! with Elizabeth Meska

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, 11:00AM
first floor, Fred Heutte Center

  A TREE WALK with the Norfolk Master Gardener Tree Stewards

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, 1:00PM
meet at the Master Gardener booth

  GROWING HERBS IN THE TIDEWATER AREA with Billi Parus

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, 2:00PM
first floor, Fred Heutte Center

  HAY BALE GARDENING with Norfolk Master Gardener Alice Hinsch

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017, 1:00PM
first floor, Fred Heutte Center

  A TREE WALK with the Norfolk Master Gardener Tree Stewards

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017, 1:00PM
meet at the Master Gardener booth

  SQUARE FOOT GARDENING - Paul Ziegler & Tom West, Norfolk Master Gardeners

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017, 2:00PM
first floor Fred Heutte Center then visit heirloom garden



More details below!


PESTO - AWESOME SAUCE!
with Elizabeth Meska

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, 11:00AM
One great way to utilize your herbs and impress your friends is to make pesto! This Italian sauce originated in the Roman Ages and has remained a classical favorite for hundreds of years. The term pesto means "to pound or to crush" in reference to the original method of preparation of using a marble mortar and wood pestle. Garlic, salt, cheese, herbs, olive oil, and vinegar were ground together to make this unique sauce. Traditionally, pesto was served over pasta.

Different Italian regions and cities took this basic pesto recipe and modified it by using local ingredients (herbs, wines, cheeses, and spices). This resulted in new and dirrerent flavors and variations. Now, new flavors of pesto are being served with breads and veggies. The introduction of basil - the main ingredient of modern pesto - occurred during the mid-1800s. Pesto alla genovese (Genovese pesto) is the most popular pesto in Italy and the rest of the world!

Pesto is very easy to make and Elizabeth Meska, our "horticulturalist chef" will show you how. she will share some of her classic and updated recipes with us and prepare a couple of dishes for you to sample. It is so much easier to make pesto today using a blender and food processor; and no more grinding For this special presentation during our festival, non-member fees will be waived! However, be sure to call (757.441.2513) or email us at fhcgarden@cox.net to reserve your seat.




GROWING HERBS IN THE TIDEWATER AREA
with Billi Parus

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, 2:00PM
Herbs are easy plants to grow. They do equally well in gardens as they do in pots .They are the ideal patio & small space garden plant. We have twisted our local herb guru’s arm and she has agreed to share some of her secrets of successfully growing herbs in the Tidewater area!

Billi Parus travels all over the country presenting herb & cooking programs. She, and husband JJ (John), reside in Virginia Beach, VA where they maintain a 200+ plant herb garden, featuring several national collections of herbs. In 2009. Billi was presented a Certificate of Achievement- one of 10 international awards bestowed by The Herb Society of America each year. She is a life member of The Herb Society of America and The Herb Society of Great Britain. Billi is also a Virginia Beach Master Gardener.

For this special presentation during our festival, non-member fees will be waived! However, be sure to call (757.441.2513) or email us at fhcgarden@cox.net to reserve your seat.












HAY BALE GARDENING
with Alice Hinsch

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017, 1:00PM
Alice Hinsch was a registered nurse in New York for many years and retired in 2014 and moved to Colonial Place in Norfolk. Alice notes, "My children and grandchildren were the draw, along with saying goodbye to 22-inch snowstorms. Knowing nothing about the growing climate in Virginia, I enrolled in the Master Gardener program in 2015. Having to give a presentation to the class on something that we found interesting, I came across Joel Karsten's book Straw Bale Gardens. I was amazed at how easy the process was to acquire the perfect growing medium for fruits and vegetables. I enjoy speaking to garden clubs and other organizations on the benefits of this unique gardening process."

For this special presentation during our festival, non-member fees will be waived! However, be sure to call (757.441.2513) or email us at fhcgarden@cox.net to reserve your seat.






Please register for sessions via email at fhcgarden@cox.net
or by calling 757.441.2513 !






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