Gardening 101: Ready, Set, Spring! (three classes)
9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Magnolia Room
Ground Works: Soil, the Building Block of a Successful Garden
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Garland County Cooperative Extension Service Agent Allen Bates knows a lot about dirt. Let him show you the importance of healthy soil for a great landscape and how you can get started on creating some of your own. Get the big picture on soil basics like properly preparing your garden, why you should test your soil, and how to read soil test results. You’ll leave ready to get planting.
Growing Right: Pruning Techniques for your Best Trees Ever
10:45 a.m. - Noon
Alison Litchy of the Arkansas Forestry Commission tells all the ins and outs of pruning your trees properly. She’ll discuss techniques for producing trees that are strong, healthy and attractive. Listen and learn how, when and why to prune as Alison demonstrates simple principles for making sure your tree trimming efforts are a BIG success.
Gardening by the Moon
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Your grandparents probably performed every task on the farm by the Old Farmer’s Almanac. Hear about the principles behind the world’s most famous calendar and how these ancient concepts can help create great gardens in our own time. From planting and harvest to when pruning and weeding work best, there’s a time for everything under the moon!
Lunch Options (be sure to choose the lunch option for THIS DATE):
$10 Option 1: Turkey on Wheat, lettuce, tomato, pickle spear, mustard/mayo packets, chips, and cookie with tea or lemonade
$10 Option 2: Pimento Cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle spear, chips, and cookie with tea or lemonade
Free members | $15 non-members | Registration required | Reserve online or call 800-366-4664