MGHC Celebrates 25 Years With "Edible Landscaping" Free Public Gardening Class This Saturday

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Master Gardeners of Hamilton County, in association with the University of Tennessee Extension, continue their 2019 series of free monthly gardening classes open to the public. 

The topic will be “Edible Landscaping,” presented by Master Gardener Carol Mathews and will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon.  MGHC classes take place in the ground floor meeting room at the UT Extension, Agricultural Service Center, 6183 Adamson Circle, located off Bonny Oaks Drive.

Ms. Mathews said, “Edible landscaping is the use of food-producing plants along with ornamental plants to create a garden that is aesthetically pleasing as well as functional and fun.  Gardeners have a lot of flexibility in creating these mixed areas using fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, vegetables, herbs, edible flowers, along with ornamental plants in a variety of combinations.  For example in a border of non-edible plants, add dramatic groupings of ruby chard, purple-flowered eggplants, and sculptural gray-green collards.  Learn how edible landscaping can result in a beautiful and practical addition to your gardening possibilities.”

For additional information and to register for the class, visit http://mghc.org/education-committee-classes/.


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