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The Takoma Horticultural Club presents two April events:

Adkins Arboretum Spring Ephemerals Tour
Thursday, April 9, approx. 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Takoma Hort Club is organizing a small group to tour the Adkins Arboretum in Ridgely, MD, on Thursday, April 9. We visited Adkins last October to see the meadows and fall color, now we return to view the spring ephemerals.

Tentative schedule:
meet at 10am in Takoma to carpool
arrive at Adkins by 11:30
have our brown bag lunch picnic and peruse the gift shop
guided tour from 1-2:30ish
return to Takoma by 4pm

You must be a current THC or SSGC member to attend the tour.
Here is info on Adkins: http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

If you would like to attend, please contact me directly at Laserblast@aol.com by April 5. Please indicate if you are willing to drive.


"Mighty Microgreens"
presented by Wendy Kiang-Spray
Wednesday, April 15, 7:30-9:00pm
At Historic Takoma
7328 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, MD

Not simply a garnish, microgreens are highly nutritious and fun to grow. Learn why gourmet chefs and nutritionists alike love these tiny and beautiful greens. Participants will learn how to grow microgreens and how to use them in the kitchen. Anyone can be successful with microgreens, from a child with a little handful of seeds to a city dweller with merely a windowsill.

Speaker: Wendy Kiang-Spray is a speaker and freelance writer whose articles about gardening and food have appeared in local and national publications. She loves to write about growing and cooking the vegetables of other countries. By day, she is a high school counselor and in her free time, she volunteers as a DC Master Gardener and blogs about family and garden at http://www.greenishthumb.net. Learn about her garden happenings and food projects by following her on Facebook.

This talk is open and free to all. No need to RSVP.
Please wear a recycled nametag and bring a snack to share.




The Takoma Horticultural Club (THC) welcomes gardeners from Takoma Park and surrounding areas, including DC, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, and beyond. Our members love gardening, have very diverse interests and gardening experience, and enjoy many activities throughout the year. Our THC Calendar of Events includes lectures, two plant exchanges, two potluck dinners, an Open Garden series, workshops, lectures, special garden-related trips. Although many of our events are open to the public, more than half are for members only. And for $12, you can’t go wrong! Join us and increase your gardening pleasure!

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