Gardening with Seniors at Homestead Gardens
Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville has a number of classes and workshops that folks from all around attend. They offer the classes at both locations—in Severna Park and Davidsonville. People come to learn about composting, bonsai gardening, water gardening, and this weekend (Sat., 11am-2pm) they even have an event about making a planter that looks like it would be at home in the gardens of an old English estate. It is called a Hypertufa Planter, and the class will set you back $50.
Those events happen and then they are finished.
But for folks 50 and older, they also have an ongoing gardening group called “The Golden Spades.” They meet the first Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m.
They aren’t a gardening club—they don’t take roll, there are no dues to pay or hours of community service to serve. What they do is invite seniors to come in once a month for a seminar on a gardening topic. Sometimes they take field trips.
Gene Sumi is the education coordinator at Homestead Gardens, and this month he will be leading a seminar on “Edible Gardening (Fruits).” At the meeting, Sumi will talk about the plants and trees that produce edible fruits in our gardening zone. He’ll also offer tips on how to get the plants to produce the most and sweetest fruit.
Golden Spade members get a discount at checkout, just in case you want to try to put some of those suggestions to good use.
The seminar is March 6. For further information, contact Gene Sumi at 443-607-1937.