Story last updated at 3/11/2009 - 10:58 am
SITKA - A series of free garden workshops are being offered by the Southeast Regional Health Consortium and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service. The workshops will take place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on four Wednesdays: March 11, May 6, July 8 and Sept. 9.
Classes will be held at the SEARHC Community Health Services Building third-floor conference room in Sitka. Other communities will join by videoconference from the SEARHC Juneau Administration Building Conference Room, the SEARHC Jessie Norma Jim Health Center in Angoon, the SEARHC Haines Health Center, the SEARHC Kake Health Center and the SEARHC Alicia Roberts Medical Center in Klawock.
The March 11 workshop will discuss preparing for the growing season and choices in your plantings, transplants and structures. The May 6 workshop will discuss planting both edibles and ornamentals, composting and soil management. The July 8 workshop will discuss gathering and pest management. Finally, the Sept. 9 workshop will discuss late-winter plantings, trees and shrubs; houseplants and indoor gardening; and winterizing your garden.
For more information about the workshops, contact Maybelle Filler at 966-8739 or firstname.lastname@example.org. People who aren't able to attend at one of the videoconferencing sites should contact Filler for other options.