Daylight Saving Time has kicked in, the weather is temporarily glorious -- do you really need an excuse to go outside after you're done with work? No, I thought not. But instead of going for a run or sitting outside on a patio with a beer like everyone else in town, why not learn how to get a garden started? Then you can sit outside on a patio later this summer with a Bloody Mary you made from homegrown tomatoes, and that's so much better.
Beardsley Farm is again offering its annual round of free community gardening classes, starting tonight. They run through May, and you can attend as many or as few as you wish, depending on the depth of your gardening knowledge. Bonus: you don't even have to take any gardening tools with you.
Here's the schedule:
FREE Spring Community Garden ClassesMarch 11th - May 10thWeekly at CAC Beardsley Community FarmCAC Beardsley Community Farm is happy to announce that we will be hosting FREE Community Garden classes starting TONIGHT at 5pm. These classes are free and are open to the public. They will be held once a week (with the exception of the first and last week) and will be from 5pm-6:30pm. You only need to bring yourself and the willingness to learn about organic gardening, sustainable agriculture and local food!MARCHTuesday, March 11th: Spring Planting - How to tend a garden in East TennesseeWednesday, March 12th: Spring Planting - How to tend a garden in East Tennessee (repeat of Tuesday's class)Wednesday, March 19th: Mulching & Composting, Soil Types & Soil TestsThursday, March 27th: Companion Planting, Pests & BeneficialsAPRILThursday, April 3rd: Weed Identification & RemovalThursday, April 10th: HarvestingThursday, April 17th: Summer Planting & Fall PreservationThursday, April 24th: Know Your TomatoMAYThursday, May 1st: Cooking ClassSaturday, May 10th: Composting***Thursday, May 8th: Garden Trivia and Potluck***Part of the UT Blooms Days, May 10-11, 2014 at the UT Agricultural Campus
Questions? Call Beardsley at 865.546.8446.