These three Virginia Cooperative Extension classes will be a great kickoff to your 2014 gardening season. They're taught by Master Gardener Paul Gibson and the Master Gardener Cook's Garden Team. I've been to their classes before and I always enjoy them and learn a lot.
This is an easy outing to attend. The class starts at 10:30am so you don't have to get up at the crack of dawn on a Saturday :) Just show up and start planning your garden. The Master Gardeners always have thorough, clear handouts, but you can bring a notebook if you want.
Please don't forget to register with the Master Gardeners for each class you're attending! It's easy. Just drop them an email with your name saying you're coming: [masked] You can also tell them you're with the Sustainable Prince William Meetup group. (Oh, and also RSVP here on Meetup.)
Here's the Master Gardeners' official description of this series of classes:
"Growing our own food, using nature as a guide and incorporating sustainable practices is good for our bodies and good for the earth. These three classes cover the essential topics - planning the garden using organic sustainable techniques to develop healthy productive gardens, and growing good garden soil. These practices are on display at our Teaching Garden and showcased in our Saturday in the Garden programs. There is no charge for these classes; please register."
See you there!