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SFA Gardens to host spring vegetable gardening workshop

January 3, 2012 - SFA Public Affairs
Learn spring vegetable gardening techniques at Spring Gardening 101 hosted by SFA Gardens.
The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host Spring Gardening 101 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, in the Agriculture Building, Room 110, located at 1924 Wilson Drive on the SFA Campus.

SFA Gardens horticulturists Dawn Stover and Greg Grant will cover the ABCs of spring vegetable gardening including soil preparation and composting along with when, where and what to plant.

After lunch, participants should plan to roll up their sleeves and get dirty. Participants will visit the compost demonstration site at the SFA Mast Arboretum and start vegetable seeds in pots, and everyone will make their own crown tire planter to take home. It should be a full, fun day that will prepare participants to be successful vegetable gardeners.

The cost is $30 for SFA Gardens members, $35 for non-members and $55 for both participant and spouse. Lunch is included, and advance reservations are required. To register or for more information, call the SFA Gardens education office at (936) 468-1832 or e-mail Elyce Rodewald at erodewald@sfasu.edu.