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Community gardening vegetable workshop set for Jan. 25

Posted on Jan. 13th, 2014
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OLATHE, KAN. — Vegetable gardening is as popular as ever, whether in your backyard or in one of the many community gardens throughout the metro.

In order to help vegetable gardeners learn more and to be successful in the garden, a vegetable gardening workshop will be held Saturday, January 25, from 9am – noon.

The workshop will be held at the Olathe Health Education Center, 21201 West 152nd Street, Olathe, Kansas 66061. Registration is $5 per person and includes refreshments.

The featured speaker for the session will be Kansas State University Research and Extension Vegetable Specialist Cary Rivard, Ph.D. Dr. Rivard will discuss watering, weed control and growing great tomatoes.

Watering and weeding are always issues in achieving success in any vegetable garden, and tomatoes are the most popular garden crop.

During the workshop you will also learn new tips for eating fresh from the garden presented by Olathe Medical Center. There will be time allotted for questions and answers.

This informative workshop is sponsored by Olathe Parks and Recreation, Olathe Medical Center, Kansas State University Olathe and Johnson County K-State Research and Extension.

To register, contact Olathe Parks and Recreation at 913-971-8563 or www.olatheks.org/parksrec and enter code 24867.