Free Vegetable Gardening Workshop

Want to start a garden and don’t know where to start?  Already been gardening and want to learn some more?  Well the amazing people over at MU Extension are putting on a free vegetable gardening workshop.  Read on for info.

VEGETABLE GARDENING WORKSHOP

March 24, 2011

9:30-3:15

Missouri Department of Conservation, Kirksville MO

9:30-9:35-Welcome and Introductions

9:35-10:00-Why Grow, Buy, and Eat Local Food?

10:00-11:00-Growing Vegetables In The Home Garden

11:00-11:15-Break

11:15-12:00- Growing Small fruits (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, gooseberries, etc.)

12:00-12:45-$5 Boxed lunch from Hy-Vee or bring your own lunch

12:45-1:15- Safe Handling of Produce

1:15-1:30- Using Raised Beds

1:30-2:00-Soil Basics & Making and Using Compost

2:00-2:15-Break

2:15-2:30-Companion Planting

2:30-3:15-Chemical-free Pest Control

3:15-Wrap-up

The workshop is sponsored by University of Missouri Extension. There is a $5 charge if you would like to have a boxed lunch from Hy-Vee, or you may bring your lunch. You must pre-register by March 22 and your lunch must be paid for by then or you will not receive a lunch. Please call the Adair County Extension Center at 660-665-9866 or email [email protected] to register.

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