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Seeding Saving Workshop on Saturday

Thursday, March 19, 2009

TERRE HAUTE -- With days growing longer, warmer sunshine, sprouting spring plants and budding trees, many people are beginning to think about those enjoyable days of vegetable and flower gardening that are approaching quickly.

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, will host a Seed-Saving Workshop from 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.

Saving seeds from flowers and vegetables is fun, economical and easy to learn. Participants will learn the basics of saving seeds and selecting plants for saving, as well as background information on heirloom vegetables. Gardeners of all skill sets are encouraged to attend.

Presenter Candace Hack has been the environmental education/volunteer coordinator at White Violet center for Eco-Justice since September 2005. Before moving into this position, she worked two summers in the White Violet Center organic/biodynamic gardens.

She graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington with degrees in English, religion and environmental studies. She has experience in organic gardening, composting techniques and ecological landscaping. She is certified in permaculture.

Cost for the workshop is $20 per person or $35 per family from the same household.

For more information, call 1-812-535-2935.

The Sisters of Providence, a Congregation of more than 400 women religious, have their motherhouse at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, located northwest of Terre Haute.

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