Crabtree Farms Has Community Garden Start-Up Workshop Feb. 16

Beekeeper Education Series Starts Jan. 10

Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Crabtree Farms' 5th Annual Community Garden Start-up workshop will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.  This interactive workshop will teach the basics of community gardening from site planning and building, to growing vegetables and raising community support.

Topics will include land and material considerations, organization and problem solving, fundraising, donations, and security, planning the garden: beds/plots, water catchment, composting, raised bed construction, and vegetable gardening 101.

To register, send a completed registration form by Feb. 9.
The Beekeeper Education Series is Jan. 10, Feb. 7 and March 7 from 7-9 p.m.

Participants will learn the basics of beekeeping in a 3-part short course series, taught by Dr. David Tarpy of North Carolina State University. Topics include bee biology, life history, beekeeping, hive management, and the the importance of bees and beekeeping to society.  

Classes are held at Gaining Ground- 55 E. Main St., #102. 
Cost is $25 per session, or $15 per session if more than 30 people enroll.   Enrollment has been extended through 6:30 p.m., Jan. 10. To enroll, contact David Reed at 413-7359 or Leave your email address, and additional information about the course will be sent to you.

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