Lunch and Learn is back for its 14th year, offering classes and lectures on all things gardening. This free program begins the first Saturday in April and continues every Saturday until the end of June. It’s held at the Port Royal Farmers Market on Saturday at noon, next to the gazebo. No registration is necessary. Just bring a folding chair.

Many come early and visit some of the wonderful vendors for fresh fruits and veggies. Many buy  lunch so they can literally and lunch and learn.

There are usually door prizes of plants that have been donated by the lecturers or by the attendees. Some of them bring descendants of plants they have won at previous Lunch and Learns.

Lunch and Learn 2024 Schedule


6-Apr Jay Weidner Ready for spring Necessary chores
13-Apr Victoria Bergesen Left  for Dead Reviving plants from the sale rack
20-Apr Jennie Staton Gardening Tips Tips from a Master Gardener.
27-Apr Wendy Hilty Favorite Pollinators Attracting nectar and pollen diners.
4-May Joe Allard Citrus All around citrus culture.
11-May Pat Jauson Bananas Yes, we do have bananas.
18-May Laura Lee Rose Flowering Natives Suitable for the suburban garden.
25-May Glen Payne Irrigation A necessary chore in the south.
1-Jun Wendy Hilty Gravel Gardening A new concept.
8-Jun Wendy  Dickes Propagating Camellias It’s easier than you think.
15-Jun Victoria Bergesen Vines Beautiful climbers or thugs?
22-Jun Susan Heinrich Gingers Wild and wonderful world of gingers.
29-Jun Jay Weidner Hot summer coming Probably gonna be a sizzler.