Rutherford Cooperative Extension offers spring garden school

Published 10:38 am Monday, February 27, 2012

With the cost of food continuing to rise, even those who have never gardened before are looking at growing their own vegetables and fruits. Those already gardening may be looking for ways to grow more using less space, time and labor.
A Spring Garden School will be held Saturday, March 10 at the Rutherford County Extension Center in Spindale, N.C. The class will be from 8:25 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The registration deadline is Friday, March 2; preregistration is required.
This year the school will continue to focus on growing edibles – vegetables and herbs to help stretch your food dollars.
The Spring Garden School’s presentations will include “Blueberries for the Foothills,” “Blackberries for the Garden,” “Encouraging Beneficial Insects,” “Container Vegetable Gardening,” “Thyme to Multiply” (herb growing) and “Beans and Peas.”
The Spring Garden School is sponsored by the Rutherford County Extension Center and the Rutherford County Master Gardener Volunteers.
For additional information and a registration form, contact the Rutherford Extension  Center at 828-287-6011.
The Rutherford County Extension Center is located at 193 Callahan-Koon Road in Spindale.
– article submitted by Jan R. McGuinn