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Home Vegetable Gardening Series 2018

February 21, 2018
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Purdue Extension will take gardeners through a five-session webinar series on Home Vegetable Gardening: For the Pleasure of Growing Your Own Produce. The series will take place on Monday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm  ET on February 19 & 26 and March 5, 12, and 19, 2018. The program will be held at 16 sites around the state using webinar broadcasts. The Marion County site is currently full, but participants also have the option to access the sessions from home via a high-speed internet connection.

Each day will feature a two-hour session that covers a topic important to vegetable growers. The agenda includes:

-February 19 - Session 1: Getting Started in Vegetable Gardening

-February 26 - Session 2: Starting Early and Fresh Produce Safety

-March 5 - Session 3: Vegetable Varieties: Cool and Warm Season

-March 12 - Session 4: Disease Management: Diagnosing Tips and Prevention Tips

-March 19 - Session 5: Pest Management: Pest Identification and some Organic Controls

Purdue presenters include specialists such as Dr. Dan Egel, Dr. Rick Foster and Rosie Lerner as well as Purdue educators Nikky Witkowski and Jeff Burbrink,

The series will speak to those that are looking at getting started in vegetable gardening. It will also offer a wealth of information for those that have been growing for many years as varieties of vegetables will be discussed and current insect and disease problems. The best practices in growing will be covered as well as information on new tips and tricks for gardening.

Registration is $35 per person for all sessions or $10 per person for an individual session. The fee includes all handouts and resource materials. Register by February 15, 2018, to avoid a $10.00 late fee.

A brochure and registration form is found on this page under "Related Files." If you have specific questions, e-mail dschelsk@purdue.edu or call 317-275-9286.

 

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