Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Upcoming Classes

I received my Horticulture Newsletter from Tara McKnight at the County Extension Office and there are two upcoming events of interest.

One way we can live more sustainably is to grow some of our own food. The extension office is offering a FREE workshop on fall gardening on August 20. Here is the information from the newsletter:

Fall Vegetable Gardening
Date: August 20th, Thursday
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: MPEC, Room 8
Call our office to RSVP (so we can make sure we have enough handouts) at 716-8610. This course will cover: location of your garden, soil prep, weed control, insects, diseases, what to plant, mulching, watering and composting. If you have ever thought about starting a fall garden or already have one and are interested in learning more, this will be a great class for you.

Also, the next compost giveaway is coming up to help get that fall garden in shape. The only bad thing is this is the same day as the EcoFair--we must deconflict schedules better!!!!

City of Wichita Falls Compost Giveaway
Date: October 3rd, Saturday
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Wylie Road Landfill-(West of Wichita Falls)
Cost: Free to Wichita Falls Residents who pay the $3 charge for the green recycle bins
*Must be a resident of Wichita Falls and have the $3 charge show up on your water bill. Bring your current water bill to the landfill in order to receive the compost. Bring a tarp! Must cover and tarp load before you leave the landfill.

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