Archive for February, 2010

Think Spring Sympsoium with Doug

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

I’m holding the Fourth Annual Spring Symposium with my radio partner Jessica Walliser at Soergel’s on Sunday, March 28th at 1pm. Jess and I will present three lectures, all are brand new and cover a wide range of gardening topics. Whether this is your first garden, or 50th, there’s something for everybody.
I’ll present “Tomatoes, Garlic and Basil, Grow Them, Cook Them and Love Them.”
Jess will follow with “Remarkable Perennials: Easy-to-grow uncommon perennials for your garden.”
Then we’ll be together for the keynote address “You’ve Got To Grow These, Wonderful And Tasty Edibles.” It will touch on everything from Malabar Spinach to the latest fruit and berry introductions.
There will be lots of prizes, discounts at Soergels and free stuff to give-a-way. I’ll list all the freebies and prizes as they come in.
Soergel’s is also sponsoring snacks, desserts and drinks for everyone.
We’ll have all four of our books signed for sale.
It’s only $45, call Soergel’s to register 724-935-2090.

Lifelong Learning with Doug

Friday, February 19th, 2010

I’m teaching a five week long class at Pitt for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Pitt. It will be on Fridays starting on March 19th. The class is called “Gardening for the Fun of it” and will cover a wide range of topics over the course of the session. From the course catalog-Enjoy a comprehensive look at how to get the most out of your garden. This course covers everything from the basics of soil
preparation through the details of when and how to plant vegetables,
flowers, trees, and shrubs and how to care for your lawn.
For first-timers, old-timers, and everyone in between, find tips on
growing your best garden ever.

You must be 50 or older to attend and can find information here-

http://www.cgspitt.org/osher-lifelong-learning-institute-courses.cfm