Home Grown Gardening Series

Spalding County Extension presents the Home Grown Gardening Series which offers principles and practices for better garden results. Classes are taught by Spalding County Agent Wade Hutcheson and include:

Gardening 101 discusses the basic requirements to get a new or old vegetable garden growing.  Common cultural practices and terms defined and demystified. March 20 or 22 ~ 9am – 10:30

Organic Gardening explains how organic and traditional gardening are different and alike. Gardening 101 is recommended as companion class. March 20 or 22 ~ 10:45am – 12:15

IPM – Integrated Pest Management offers a science based decision making process that uses all pest management tools to minimize economic and public health risks associated with pests and pest management. March 21 ~ 9 am – 10:30

Totally Tomatoes nothing’s better than a home grown tomato grown from seeds or sets.  Gardening 101 is recommended as companion class.  March 21 ~ 10:45 am – 12:15

Canning Basics with Helen Carter, Pike County Family & Consumer Science Agent will present the proper methods of preserving fruits and vegetables.  Water bath, pressure canning and freezing methods also discussed.  This class meets in Stuckey Auditorium, UGA Griffin Campus.

April 22 ~ 9 am – noon or May 10 ~ 9 am – noon

Gardening classes are held at the UGA Research & Education Garden located on West Ellis Road.  Registration is $5 per class or $20 for all 5.  To register call 770-467-4225 or email uge2255@uga.edu.  Deadline to register is March 18.

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