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Seed Starting

This is an educational class taught by Master Gardener, Peggy Mowry.

Learn everything you need to know about seed starting for your own garden. Topics discussed in this class include:

  • What are the benefits of seed starting?

  • What are the best plants to start at home?

  • What materials are needed and what are their costs?

  • When is the best time to start?

  • When and how do you transition plants outside?

This class is available in-person and virtually. The in-person class will be limited to 14 students. Social distancing measures and face coverings will be required and hand sanitizer will be available. The Conservatory is committed to keeping our guests and instructors safe. The virtual class recording will be made available to everyone whether they initially participated online or in-person.

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Instructor: Peggy Mowry "Growing up on a grain farm in Northern Ohio and gardening with my mother and grandparents gave me a great introduction to gardening. I loved working with my family in the flower gardens, vegetable gardens, and the orchard. Being outside was a daily part of my life.

After college graduation, I moved to the city (Columbus), started a career, married, and had a family. Living in Clintonville, I was confined to what we called our postage stamp-sized yard. Gardening was in my bones though and I tried my best in my little plot of land.

When I retired from a career in teaching and textbook editing, I looked for a new challenge. It was then that my husband and I bought a home on one and a half acres of land. I was beside myself with joy and anticipation, eager to garden with my husband. I feel like I’ve come full-circle and back to my roots with over an acre to grow plants on. Five years ago, I became a Certified Master Gardener. I wanted to increase my knowledge of plants, connect with other gardening fanatics, and pass-on what I was learning to others. I love sharing my passion for gardening with others."