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Master Gardeners Announce ‘Backyard Horticulture’ Course 

Educational Series offered virtually or in-person in Harwich

January 24, 2022 (Barnstable, MA) Beginning in February, the Master Gardeners will offer a weekly course, ‘Backyard Horticulture, ‘either in-person or virtually.

Backyard Horticulture is a gardening course for all levels of gardeners. The course is taught by experienced Master Gardeners and covers various topics. Common topics include Container Gardening, Gardening for Pollinators, Herb Gardening, Injury Prevention, More Garden Less Lawn, Natives & Invasives, Pruning, Seed Starting, Soil & Composting, and Vegetable Gardening. This year the Backyard Horticulture courses will be offered in-person or virtually.

Harwich Backyard Horticulture will be in person at the Harwich Community Center, held on Fridays from 1:30 to 4:30 pm beginning February 4 through April 1. Each class includes multiple presentations and time for discussion and questions. This course consists of 8 sessions, and the fee for this program is $80.

Virtual Backyard Horticulture will be presented live through Zoom on Thursdays from 2:00 to 4:00 pm beginning February 10 through March 31. Each class includes two presentations and time for discussion and questions. The fee for this program is $65.

To learn more and for registration go to

ABOUT BARNSTABLE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CAPE COD COOPERATIVE EXTENSION:  Cape Cod Cooperative Extension is the education department for Barnstable County. Educational programs focus on agriculture, marine resources, horticulture, aquaculture, natural resources, water quality, recycling, household hazardous waste, nutrition, food safety, youth development, and environmental education issues facing the county. Extension programs are conducted in Barnstable County in cooperation with the University of Massachusetts and The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution–Sea Grant program. Learn more at 

ABOUT BARNSTABLE COUNTY REGIONAL GOVERNMENT OF CAPE COD:  Barnstable County provides exemplary government functions and services to keep our community healthy and safe, promote sustainable growth, and offers a proactive, open government that enhances the quality of life for the citizens of Barnstable County. Learn more at


Sonja Sheasley, Communications Manager

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