Polk County UT/TSU Extension to offer Tennessee Great Garden Experience

Posted 3/1/18

By GREG PAXTON

Polk County Extension Agent

Many schoolchildren in January dream about snow, sledding, and cold winter fun, but for many gardeners, spring can’t come soon enough!  You …

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Polk County UT/TSU Extension to offer Tennessee Great Garden Experience

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By GREG PAXTON

Polk County Extension Agent
Many schoolchildren in January dream about snow, sledding, and cold winter fun, but for many gardeners, spring can’t come soon enough!  You may be one of those who is dreaming of fresh vegetables from your garden, or the smell of freshly turned soil. 

To help that dream become a reality, the Polk County UT/TSU Extension office will be offering the Tennessee Great Garden Experience during in March and April.  This program is for beginning gardeners or those folks who need a little help in having a great gardening experience.  The Tennessee Great Garden Experience consist of four class sessions on the topics of Preparing and Planning your Garden,  Traditional Vegetable Gardening,  Raised Bed Gardening & Insect and Diseases in the Garden. 

Classes will be Tuesday nights starting March 13 and ending April 10.  All classes will meet at the UT/TSU Extension Office in Benton.  Everyone is welcome to register and attend! 

The Tennessee Great Garden Experience has a $45 registration fee per person.

Participants completing the Tennessee Great Garden Experience will receive a certificate of completion from the University of Tennessee Extension, one free soil test, and a chance at winning door prizes at each session. 

The program is open to anyone without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, religion, veteran status or other legally protected categories.

To register for the Tennessee Great Garden Experience contact the UT Extension Office at 338-4503 or drop by the UT/ TSU Extension Office at 6042 Highway 411, Benton. 

A raised bed straw bale garden will be among the topics covered in the program.

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