Saturday, February 18, 2012

Classes teach about gardening, vegetables

It’s not too soon to start your vegetable garden! Attend the first in a series of classes on basic techniques and tips to grow organic vegetables in your home or community garden. Monthly classes will be offered at the MLK Jr. Park community garden at 1120 Hillsborough Road in Carrboro. The first class will be Sunday, Feb. 26, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. This class will cover soil preparation, bed building tips, planting peas, onions, and other early spring crops. Learn how to start tomatoes and other seedlings indoors for summer vegetables. Class will be held rain or shine.
A donation of $10 per class is requested; all proceeds will go to the Growing Healthy Kids Community Garden, a project of the Orange County Partnership for Young Children, a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that every child in Orange County arrives at school healthy and ready to succeed. Classes will be taught by Maria Hitt, Growing Healthy Kids garden manager. Come to one class or all!
Register by Thursday, Feb. 23, with Cherie Brooks at (919) 967-9091 or Donations will be accepted at the time of class. For more information, visit

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