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Free gardening seminar in Clay City

Monday, April 20, 2009

CLAY CITY -- With warm weather finally arriving, gardeners can get a head start on ideas about this year's planting by attending a free gardening seminar Thursday.

"Gardening is a great way to connect with nature," Instructor Pat Wilkinson told The Brazil Times about the event that runs from 6:30-8 p.m., at the R.E.I.N. Center Community Library, 700 Main St. (corner south of the Ford Dealership), Clay City.

Wilkinson said the program would feature three sessions about how gardening can be fun and easy while using the following techniques, including:

* Square Foot Gardening, taught by Doris Beasley, which teaches gardeners tips on how to extend the growing season on both ends,

* Container Gardening, taught by Jana Sinders, which teaches gardeners how to grow various vegetables/flowers in a limited space, and

* Lasagna Gardening, taught by Wilkinson, which provides planting tips on a layering method that requires no tilling, no hoeing and no weeding.

"Gardening is great way to learn more about the food we eat. You can learn about the additives on food and how to grow food without using chemicals," Wilkinson said. "And, with the economy being what it is, people who might never have planted a garden before might want to learn how now as a way to save money on their food budget."

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