Who says that gardeners have the winter off? Once the gardens have been put to bed for the winter, it’s time to study and plan next year’s growing season. For those who are new to vegetable gardening and hope to start next year, this is a great time to learn. Grow Pittsburgh has just announced the 2014 dates for its Garden Primer course, which covers all the basics, including which tools beginner gardeners will need, what and where to plant, and when to harvest. In addition, those taking part in the course will be given step-by-step instruction on everything from starting a compost to properly transplanting seedlings. All classes will take place at the East Liberty Presbyterian Church and will run from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
The class will be offered three times:
February 11, 18 & 25 OR March 4, 11 & 18
April 3, 10 & 24 (note: there is no class on April 17th)
The cost is $60 ($50 for Grow Pittsburgh Members)and includes a detailed resource manual and some light snacks. To secure your place in a class and make your payment online visit Showclix.com and select from either the February, March, or April sessions. Payments can also be made by sending a check to Grow Pittsburgh at 6587 Hamilton Avenue, #2W, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. A limited number of scholarships and childcare are available. Please email email@example.com or call the office at 412-362-4769 for more details.