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UPCOMING CLASSES

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Veggie 202:
Seed Starting

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Begin the gardening season early. Start your vegetables, herbs and flowers indoors. Instructors: Scott Weber, (KNC) & Linda Whitlock, MSUE [download flyer]
WHEN: Tuesday, March 3, 6—8 p.m.
WHERE: Georgian Room, Kalamazoo County Building, 3299 Gull Road, Kalamazoo
COST: FREE and open to the public

Straw Bale Gardening

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Learn about the newest 'fad' in container gardening, growing edible plants in straw bales. A bonus to this growing method is that when the bales are no longer useable as a container they may be added to your compost pile. Does it work? We'll explore the benefits and challenges.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 31, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Portage Senior Center, 320 Library Ln, Portage
COST: Free and open to the public

Smart Gardening: Edible Landscapes in Small Spaces

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Is your space for gardening limited? It's still possible to have beautiful mini-gardens that can also provide you with delicious fresh produce. We will explore how to create beauty in pocket gardens, containers, or raised beds by combining ornamental and edible plants.
WHEN: Thursday, April 16, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Parchment Public Library, 401 S. Riverview Dr., Kalamazoo
COST: Free and open to the public

Smart Vegetable Gardening 101

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We will cover it all: what you need to get started, planning & prepa-ration, healthy soils, smart plant choices, garden maintenance, and more.
[download flyer]
WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Georgian Room, Kalamazoo County Building, 3299 Gull Road, Kalamazoo
COST: $50 (includes lunch)
REGISTER: download registration form

Veggie 202:
Building Raised Beds

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Learn why and how to garden in raised beds or containers in this workshop. You will also get an opportunity to help build a raised bed and one lucky attendee will be able to take it home after the workshop. Instructors: Tomme Maile, Trybal Revival Garden & Linda Whitlock, MSU Extension
[download flyer]
WHEN: Monday, May 11, 6—8 p.m.
WHERE: Riverview Launch, 1523 Riverview Drive, Kalamazoo
COST: FREE and open to the public
REGISTER: call: 269-383-8830; or email: whitlo13@anr.msu.edu

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For more information about Common Ground and it's programs, contact:
Catie Boring at the Kalamazoo County Land Bank
email: Info@CommonGroundKalamazoo.com
phone: (269) 216-9681