Fall Vegetable Garden Class Sprouting Up
Reaping a harvest of flavorful fall vegetables starts with adequate preparation during the summer. Backyard enthusiasts can learn how to get started the right way with an upcoming four-part series on vegetable gardening at Pinellas County Extension.
Extension horticulturists will show participants how to plan and lay out a garden plot, methods to enhance the soil by incorporating organic matter, and how to select the best vegetable varieties for Florida's fall/winter growing season.
The Saturday classes are $15 per person per class. Attendees who complete the first class and fill out a course evaluation get a compost bin (one per household) courtesy of Pinellas County Utilities Solid Waste Operations.
Saturday, July 31
Saturday, Aug. 7
Participants may take individual classes or attend the entire series. Register at least 24 hours in advance by calling (727) 582-2100 or by going to www.pinellascountyextension.org and clicking Online Class Registration, then the Lawn & Garden tab.
Pinellas County Extension is a partnership between Pinellas County government and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences as part of a nationwide network of land grant universities. The University of Florida is an equal access/equal opportunity institution.
The mission of Pinellas County Extension is to provide research-based knowledge and education programs enabling people to make practical decisions to improve their quality of life and the world around them. Education focuses on sustainable living, lawn and garden, families and consumers, and 4-H youth development.
Pinellas County Extension programs are open to all persons regardless of gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, age, creed or disability. Persons with disabilities should contact the main office at (727) 582-2100 at least two working days before the event so that proper consideration can be given to the request.
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