Master Gardeners offer Summer Classes
Are you a new gardener with more questions than answers? Are you an experienced gardener recently moving to Putnam County, but having difficulty with your gardens? Maybe you are an avid gardener who enjoys taking classes and learning new things. If any of these define you, Master Gardeners invite you to sign up for summer gardening classes to improve your gardening skills.
Classes will be taught either at the (UT Extension Bldg) on South Walnut or on the fairgrounds in the Master Gardener’s Building. A variety of classes are scheduled for summer, with additional classes planned for the fall. Several Master Gardeners will teach the classes and share their knowledge in an informative yet fun atmosphere.
The following classes are currently scheduled:
“Flower Gardening 101” will be taught June 20th, Thursday evening 6 – 7:30 p.m. This class is designed for the person who is new to gardening or new to our area. Bring a sack dinner and enjoy a fun class.
“Making a Garden Trellis” will be taught on June 22nd, Saturday 9 – 12:00. The class is $10 plus the cost of a supply list. Each person who purchases a “supply list” will leave with a trellis. Couples may pay $10 and make one trellis if desired.
“Food Preservation by Hot Water Bath & Pressure Canning” will be taught June 29th, Saturday morning, 9 – 11:00 a.m. Class cost $10 per person with a book provided for each.
“Making Pickles and Relishes” will be taught July 13th, Saturday morning 9 – 11:00 a.m. Learn to preserve your garden produce for gifts or later use. Class cost $10 per person with a book provided for each.
“Establishing and Caring for a Fescue Lawn” will be taught July 18th, Thursday evening 6 – 8:00 p.m. Bring a sack dinner and learn some simple tips to improving your lawn.
“Gardener’s Annual Maintenance Calendar & Tips” will be taught September 19th, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Bring a sack dinner and learn what to do the rest of the year in your gardens.
To enroll in classes, call UT Extension at 526-4561. Unless otherwise noted, classes cost $10 per person, $16 for a couple, or $5 each for groups of 3 or more. Classes are limited to 25 people, so call early to reserve your spot.