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Vegetable gardner certification workshops slated

The Tuskegee News of Tuskegee, Alabama

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Are you interested in strengthening your own vegetable garden knowledge while helping others in your community learn as well? If so, we have a series of workshops coming in August that are for you.

This is a join program with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Tuskegee University and the National Parks Service.

You will be learning form the expert's topics such as: Garden planning, pest and disease control, soils and fertility, historic gardening practices, and general vegetable, flower and herb production.

The series of workshops will be each Wednesday in August at the Macon County Extension Office (207 North Main Street, Tuskegee). Every Wednesday in August (Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 9 a.m.-noon.

You will learn about garden location and needs, planting times, vegetable varieties, soil composition and fertility, insects and diseases along with much more.

The outcome of this program is to improve your own vegetable production, but also help with historic and community gardens throughout Macon County. We ask that you attend all four workshops and commit to 20 hours of volunteer time to the community garden projects such as "The Oakes" historic vegetable garden at the home of Booker T. Washington and the vegetable garden at the George Washington Carver Museum along with others.

Dec. 10, 2014 we will have a certification ceremony with a luncheon to congratulate those who have met these accomplishments.

To sign-up or for more information, contact the Macon County Extension office at (334) 727-0340. Cost is $20 per person. The fee includes all materials needed. Pre-Registration and payment is required by Wednesday, July 30.

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Original Publication Date: July 17, 2014

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