Gardening at the Library: Do You Dig It?

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Have a great yard, but not sure how to go about making things grow in it? Have no yard, but want to figure out a way to utilize your green thumb? Tired of having to go to the grocery store or farmer’s market for produce and herbs?

Beginning Saturday, May 19, the library will be providing gardening classes for no charge. Class participants will be learning from two certified Master Gardeners, and will help to develop the new community garden on the grounds of the Johnson Road library. Classes will focus on edible plants, not flowers. All classes begin at 10:00 AM and the instructors will be available until 11:30 AM.

If you have questions, please contact Denise at 618-452-6238.

Classes and topics are as follows:

May 19: Building a Raised Bed and Planting Your Garden
June 2: How to Build a Rain Barrel
June 16: Organic Methods of Fertilization, Weed Control, and Pest Control
June 30: Succession Planting
July 21: How to Build and Care for a Compost Bin
August 4: Harvesting Your Crops
August 18: Cooking Your Crops
September 15: Harvesting and Saving Your Seeds
October 6: Discussion Group – Bring Your Questions!
October 20: Cleaning the Garden and Cold Weather Crops

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