‘Fact and Folklore in the Garden’ at ICC Nov. 14

Published 7:15 pm Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Foothills Association of Master Gardeners will sponsor a special program entitled “Fact and Folklore in the Garden” to be presented by Linda Alford on Monday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. at Isothermal Community College in Columbus.

Sometimes Grandma was right, but sometimes she was wrong.

Some garden commonplace practices are contradicted by scientific research, some are supported and for some, the evidence is not yet clear.

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Myth or misconception? Which common rules can you safely break? The answers may surprise you as Alford, a Master Gardener and frequent speaker at garden symposiums, explores 20 common practices from tree staking to organic gardening.

The program is open to the public. A brief business meeting of the Foothills Association of Master Gardeners will follow.

– article submitted by Barbara Clegg