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Farm Your Backyard – Class Saturday at Mounts Building to Learn Home Vegetable Gardens

January 11th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Linda Ferris' home pool-side garden

With a sold-out crowd at its last class, the Mounts Botanical Gardens hosts a Farm Your Backyard Vegetable Gardening class, with horticulturist Mike Page, and Arthur Kirstein, coordinator of Ag Development for IFAS.

I wrote before about this class, which teaches anyone with room for a bucket of dirt or a whole backyard how to grow their own vegetables and herbs. There’s plenty of time left to get in at least one if not multiple crops.

Site prep, seedling planting, maintenance, pest control, harvesting – all will be covered. A good deal of time is spent on Q&A from the audience, and handouts and seedlings are included.

The class is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and lunch is included. You must register in advance, but hurry – it’s a sell-out.

Farm Your Backyard Vegetable Garden Class

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p. m., Saturday, Jan. 15

Where: Mounts Botanical Garden exhibit hall A, 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach

Information, registration: 561-233-1757; www.mounts.org for general info.

Tags: Gardens: Grow Your Own Food · What's Happening Here

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  • 1 Taylor Morgan // Jan 11, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Thank you, Jan!! I just signed up!!

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