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SFA Gardens to host spring vegetable gardening workshop

January 14, 2013 - SFA Public Affairs
Spring Gardening 101 will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, in Room 110 of the Agriculture Building, 1924 Wilson Drive.
NACOGDOCES, Texas - 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, at a seminar this weekend at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Spring Gardening 101 will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, in Room 110 of the Agriculture Building at 1924 Wilson Drive on the SFA Campus.

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

Cost is $30 for Friends of the SFA Gardens members, $35 for non-members, and $55 for a participant and spouse. Lunch is included in the price, and advance reservations are required. To register or for more information, call the SFA Gardens education office (936) 468-1832 or email Elyce Rodewald at erodewald@sfasu.edu.