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Garden Through the Year
with Peggy Singlemann:

BACKYARD COMPOSTING

The secret to a successful garden is the soil. Soil needs organic matter to sustain the organisms living within and the best source for the soil’s “food” is compost. Composting yard waste, vegetable food scraps and other organic materials diverts these resources from the landfill into the garden. In this class, horticulturist and Virginia Home Grown host Peggy Singlemann will provide all the information you need to manage an active compost system. We’ll discuss how to manage compostable materials in the home and the basic principles behind the science of composting. You’ll learn how those principles apply to the practice of composting, why compost benefits the soil and the different compost bins and tools used to put the practice into action. Class will begin indoors before moving out into the Garden to illustrate examples of composting practices.

Fees: Member $30, Non-Member $36

All programs are subject to change. Pre-registration through our website is required.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden strives to be a Garden for all and we are committed to offering diverse adult learning opportunities that are inclusive and accessible to all learners. If you would like to request an accommodation to support your participation in an adult learning opportunity at the Garden, please contact [email protected] or call 804-262-9887 x328 and we will make our best effort to help.

Register Member $30

Register Non-Member $36

Date:
Saturday, March 2, 2024
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Details

Peggy Singlemann

About the Instructor

Peggy Singlemann is well known as the host and co-producer of Virginia Home Grown on VPM/ PBS, Virginia’s only local gardening show. She was the recipient of the 2020 Telly Award, silver, in nature/wildlife category for the Pond Plants segment of Virginia Home Grown and the 2022 Telly Award, bronze, in the nature/wildlife category for the Crow’s Nest Nature Preserve segment. In the television/series- nature/wildlife category the Virginia Home Grown crew won the bronze 2022 Telly Award for the entire 2021 season.

Peggy is a horticulture consultant and speaker through her business, RVA Gardener LLC. Singlemann has been published in local and national periodicals and has spoken at a plethora of conferences and speaking engagements. She is a member of several organizations such as the International Society of Arboriculture and is on the board of the Southern Garden History Society. Recently, Peggy received a commendation from the Virginia General Assembly honoring her accomplishments at Maymont.

Ms. Peggy M. Singlemann graduated from the SUNY Cobleskill with a degree in Horticulture and is a Certified Horticulturist, a Certified Landscape Designer and an ISA Certified Arborist. She earned her North American Certificate in Horticulture through the American Public Garden Association and attended the Newport Summer School of the Victorian Society of America.