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"Organic Gardening, Controlling Bugs, and Composting"

Event Date:  Repeats every week until Thu Mar 27 2014 . March 25, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm "Organic Gardening, Controlling Bugs, and Composting" Dr. Francis R. Gouin, the nation's foremost horticulturalist, Professor Emeritus (University of Maryland), and founder of the Master Gardener program in Maryland, will speak on the many aspects of organic gardening on Tuesday, March 25, at 7pm, at the Cape St. Claire Clubhouse, 1223 River Bay Road, Cape St. Claire, Annapolis 21409. Come prepared to have your gardening questions answered! All are welcome. Reservations not required. Light refreshments provided. For more information, call 410-757-2436. Location Cape St. Claire Clubhouse 1223 River Bay Road Cape St. Claire, Annapolis 21409 United States See map: Google Maps

Composting & Native Plant Gardens

Learn how to make compost and how to grow native plants from Univ. of Maryland Extension Master Gardeners of Anne Arundel County at a Composting Demo and Native Plant Gardens. 11am at Quiet Waters Park’s Wildwood Trail, Annapolis. $6 or park pass: 410-222-1777; www. aacounty.org/recparks/parks/quietwaters.

Learn to Compost

Hear Master Gardeners Donna Koczaja and Master Composter Nicolas Tardif talk about black gold, otherwise known as compost, at the Bowie-Crofton Garden Club meeting. 7pm at the Kenhill Center, Bowie: 301-262-8676; www.bcgardenclub.org.

Celebrate Gardening & Harvest

Enjoy a home-cooked meal complete with fresh vegetables grown at Goshen Farm Sharing Garden, to benefit the restoration of Historical Goshen Farm. $8. 5-7pm at Gloria Del Lutheran Church, Arnold: 410-544-3799; www.goshenfarm.org.

Garden Smarter • free

Learn how to clean up and winterize your garden for a long winter’s nap. 10-10:30am at Calvert Library, Prince Frederick: 410-535-0291; www.calvert.lib.md.us.

Garden Open House • free

Learn about native plants, rain gardens and other conservation landscaping practices. 9am-1pm at Chesapeake Ecology Center, Annapolis: www.ChesapeakeEcologyCenter.org.

Fall Planting Primer

Hear horticulturist Gene Sumi talk about fall planting with lunch at Chesapeake Garden Club of Calvert County’s monthly meeting. 10am-2pm at Homestead Gardens, Davidsonville: 410-741-1154; cleahy09@verizon.net.

Horticulture Lecture • free

Smithsonian horticulturist Janet Draper presents a Travelogue: When Plant Geeks Gather. 7pm at St. Anne’s Parish Hall, Annapolis: 410-280-9768; www.annapolishorticulture.org.

Garden Smarter

Learn to integrate native species into your backyard garden.  www.calvert.lib.md.us. Location Prince Frederick Library Phone: 410-535-0291 See map: Google Maps

Arrange Flowers

Learn how to cut flowers and make and take a wildflower arrangement. 10am-noon at Willow Oak Flower and Herb Garden, Severn. $50; rsvp: 410-551-2237; www.willowoakherbs.com.