Monday, May 12, 2014

Free Hands on Gardening Classes in Ely.

Join us up at the Ely community garden site as Master Gardeners and other local gardening experts help us design and implement a 40'x40' vegetable garden. Class format will include a 15 minute presentation and 45 minutes of hands on garden experience or simply an hour long conversation with gardening enthusiasts at our demo garden. The class is free and open to the public. Class topics will include tomato staking techniques, 3 sisters gardening, peppers, flowers, organic pest control, weeds, seed saving, wellness gardening, and more. Contact the Ely Public Library at 319-848-7616 for more information.

Wed. May 14: Melissa Sharapova will present soil preparation for the first of a three part series on 3 sisters gardening 7:00pm

Wed. May 21: Peggy Green will present seed planting techniques and we will plant carrots, radish, lettuce and kale. 7:00pm

Sat. May 24: Doug Smith will present several techniques for staking tomatoes 12:30pm

Wed. June 4: Melissa Sharapova will continue her series on 3 sisters gardening with planting squash. 7:00pm

Sat. June 14: Melissa Sharapova will finish up her series on 3 sisters gardening with a discussion of polyculture, companion planting, herbs and plant guilds 12:30pm

Wed. June 18: Community herbalist and Master Gardener, Stephany Hoffelt will discuss wellness gardens and gardening for health and home remedies. 7:00pm

Later summer dates TBD.

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