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Organic Vegetable Gardening Workshop

 The College Park Committee for a Better Environment (CBE) is hosting an organic vegetable gardening workshop. Its goal is to help all of College Park’s gardeners and want-to-be gardeners learn more about growing their own vegetables, herbs, and fruits. Anyone who wants to save money on produce, reduce their intake of pesticides, and become part of a growing movement of urban “farmers” won’t want to miss this workshop!

Dave Kneipp, master gardener with the University of Maryland Extension’s “Grow It Eat It” program, will present the five steps of starting a vegetable garden: planning, selecting a site, preparing your soil, planting crops, and maintenance. Linna “the locavore” Ferguson is committed to eating locally raised food and growing her own food. Her passion is to teach people that everyone, no matter how little time or space they have, can grow their own food. Approaches include: square foot method; vertical, straw bale and container gardening; as well as the lasagna method.

When: Saturday, April 17 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Road, College Park, MD 20740 (map below)

Be sure and ask for a parking pass when you arrive!

Attendance is limited to 30 people so please register early for this FREE workshop by emailing CPCBEworkshop@gmail.com or calling Elisa Vitale at 301-277-3445.

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