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Learn to grow your own vegetables with Master Gardener Veggie 101 class

Learn to grow your own vegetables with Master Gardener Veggie 101 class

Boonsboro: Washington County Master Gardeners will teach a vegetable gardening class on Friday, April 15, from 8:30am to 3pm at the Ag Center on the Sharpsburg Pike in Boonsboro.
The 6-hour "Veggie 101" class will teach participants how to prepare the soil, pick easy-to-grow crops and start vegetables from seeds or small plants. Guests will also learn how to choose the right tools and garden style, create compost, and manage garden thugs from weeds to wildlife.
"More people are interested in growing their own food," says Annette Ipsan, Extension educator for horticulture for the University of Maryland Extension in Washington County. "They are concerned about health, safety and costs and want to provide their families with food that is both delicious and nutritious."
Designed for beginner vegetable gardeners or those who want a refresher on the basics, the Veggie 101 class will be taught by Master Gardeners. Volunteer educators with the University of Maryland Extension, their goal is to teach safe, effective gardening techniques that help build healthier gardens and communities.
The local Veggie 101 class is part of a statewide Master Gardener initiative called "Grow it! Eat it!" that encourages people to grow their own food.
The cost for the Veggie 101 class is $20.Pre-registration is required. You may register in person at the Extension office in the Ag Center or register by mail by sending a check payable to "Washington County EAC" to: Veggie 101, University of MD Extension, 7303 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713.Class size is limited to 25 students. Registration deadline is 1 week before the class date.
To learn more, contact Annette Ipsan at aipsan@umd.edu or 301-791-1604.

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