seitzk (seitzk) wrote,

Gardening classes! Free ones!

The following message is from a friend who works for the USDA.

Greetings Friends!

I wanted to pass along some great info about a project I've been working on and see if you'd help me get the word out. We're doing a free gardening workshop series about different aspects to growing a healthy garden. They are 30 minutes in length and specifically designed to be hands-on and very practical. Please pass along to any listserv group or people you think might be interested. I only ask that you take out my personal note and email address if you are sending it to a listserv or people I don't know. We want this to be professional, of course, but want it to reach as wide an audience as possible. If you can come to the first one this Friday, super kudos to you! You'll get your hands dirty, learn some good skills, and even take home a goody too (a good one)!

The info is as follows:

The People's Garden "Healthy Gardens" Workshop Series by the U.S. Department of Agriculture
Fridays from 12pm-12:30pm beginning June 19 through September 25
12th and Jefferson Drive, SW by the Mall exit of the Smithsonian Metro Station on Orange/Blue Line
Rain or shine except where thunder and lightening are present or other dangerous outdoor conditions exist


June 19
Gardening From the Ground Up Part 1: Is Your Soil Healthy for Gardening?

June 26
Gardening From the Ground Up Part 2: Improving Your Soil

July 10
Make-Up Day #1

July 17
Container Gardening and Window Boxes

July 24
Weeding and Removing Invasive Plants

July 31
Installing and Using Rain Barrels

August 7
Make-Up Day #2

August 14
Attracting Pollinators: Friends of Healthy Gardens

August 21
Inviting Wildlife with Bat Boxes and Other Backyard Habitats

August 28
Maximizing Your Harvest

September 4
Make-Up Day #3

September 11
Making and Using Compost

September 18
Choosing and Using Fertilizers

September 25
Fall Maintenance: Preparing Your Garden for Next Season
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