Friday, March 21, 2014

Master Gardeners of the Ozark Present Popular “Brown Bag Lunch” Garden Series Schedule for 2014

Contact: Chrystal Irons, business development specialist
Headquartered at the Taney County Extension Center
Tel: (417) 546-4431

FORSYTH, Mo. – Volunteers with the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks will present a series of gardening programs this summer in the Native Plant Garden behind the Taney County Extension Center in Forsyth.

Most of the programs will begin at noon and be held on the first Tuesday of the month (April through September).  This year the group has added two Saturday sessions in March and October that will begin at 10 a.m.

These programs are free and open to the public.

The first class in the series will be begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 29 and is on “Blue Barrel Gardening.” Joanne Fisher will present this informative class on how to re-purpose blue barrels in way that will allow for the growing of lettuce, spinach and strawberries. Organizers say this class is great for people that are short on space or topsoil in our rocky area.

The next class will be held on the following Tuesday at noon.  Paul Armstrong with Smiling Sun Gardens will present “Rain Gardens and Native Plants”.

The schedule for the series is as follows:
Saturday, March 29, 10 a.m. – Blue Barrel Gardening
Tuesday, April 1, noon – Rain Gardens and Native Plants
Tuesday, May 6, noon – Container Gardens
Tuesday, June 3, noon – Ideas for Herbs
Tuesday, July 1, noon – Lasagna Gardening
Tuesday, Aug. 5, noon – Butterfly Gardening
Tuesday, Sept. 9, noon – Raised Bed/Winter Gardening
Saturday, October 4, 10 a.m. – Pass Along Plants

“Pack a lunch and come and join us in our garden for these informative sessions,” said Master Gardener, Marva Ramsey. “Though hard work, grants and donations the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks have provided the Taney County Extension Center with one of the most beautiful demonstration gardens in the county and they would like to share it with you.”

Classes will be held in the backyard of the Taney County Extension Center at 122 Felkins Avenue in Forsyth, down for the Taney County jail.  For further information call the Taney County University of Missouri Extension Center at 417-546-4431.


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