Free Gardening Presentations

Great Beginnings for Beginner Gardeners
Thursday, January 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Amherst House, 7251 Eden Brook Drive
Today is a great day to start gardening. Walk through the beginning steps to getting started with gardening.

Grow It! Eat It! Spring Vegetable Gardening
Wednesday, January 25 at 7:30 p.m.
The Hawthorne Center, 6175 Sunny Spring
A vegetable garden can be established in containers on your patio, in a sunny spot in your yard, or in a community garden plot. The harvest from your garden will provide you with fresh healthy produce and save you money. The presentation will cover planning your garden, selecting a site, preparing the soil, planting crops and taking care of your garden.

Creating Backyard Wildlife Habitats
Thursday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row
The talk explores ways to create a backyard that encourages birds, butterflies, moths, good bugs and other small animals. The discussion will teach about the basic needs for them such as food, housing, shelter and places to raise young birds.

Creating a Rain Garden
Thursday, February 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Amherst House, 7251 Eden Brook Drive
What is a Rain Garden? It is a special spot in your yard that collects runoff and is enhanced with native plants. Why should you have one? Come to this presentation and find out why and how along with plant suggestions.

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