If you and your family have wanted to start a garden at home but didn't know how, we have a solution.
Virginia Cooperative Extension will soon start a family gardening series for families in Montgomery County. The sessions start later this month and run all summer long.
The idea is to teach families gardening from beginning to end. They'll focus on soil sampling, site and seed selection and garden prep during the first session. Subsequent meetings will cover topics consisting of planting, weeding, watering, composting, harvesting, cooking and nutrition and preservation.
"We're hoping to instill some knowledge in these families that they can take this and do this every year and we'll also have future programs that they can advance their knowledge as well," said Kelli Scott, Virginia Cooperative Extension.
Sessions will be held on Thursday, April 24, Tuesday, June 10, Thursday, July 31 and Tuesday September 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Montgomery County Government Center. The cost is $20 for a family of four. Each additional family member is $3.
Montgomery County 4-H, Family & Consumer Sciences, Agriculture & Natural Resources and Virginia Family and Nutrition teamed up to implement the family gardening series.
Scott says Virginia Cooperative Extension is a national educational network that links research, science and technology to people in the community. It's mission is education. Local county offices makes resources from Virginia's land grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, available to residents.
For more information, call (540) 382-5790.