Plan your vegetable garden with Smart Gardening with Vegetables 101 webinar

Register now for Smart Gardening with Vegetables 101, an online class for novice vegetable gardeners. The next series begins Jan. 16, 2018.

Register today for Smart Gardening with Vegetables 101. Photo by Rebecca Krans, MSU Extension.

Register today for Smart Gardening with Vegetables 101. Photo by Rebecca Krans, MSU Extension.

Do you want to learn more about growing your own vegetables? Would you like to learn techniques that are smart for the environment and your pocketbook? The Smart Gardening with Vegetables 101 Webinar Series is designed specifically for introductory and beginning vegetable gardeners. It focuses on important factors to consider before beginning a vegetable garden, what is required for success and other smart gardening practices such as creating healthy soils, composting, plant selection and smart pest management.

Now in its fifth year, the Smart Gardening with Vegetables 101 Webinar Series has reached over 600 Michigan and neighboring state residents with sustainable practices to use within their vegetable gardens. A recent participant commented, “I enjoyed this type of format of learning.”

Registration is now open for the January through February 2018 series. It will be held on Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. EST starting on Jan. 16, 23, 30 and Feb. 13, 20, 27. All you need is a computer and high speed internet. Attend the live sessions or view recordings. Another past participant said they “really enjoy the convenience of the recordings.”

The early registration fee of $30 is available if you register by Jan. 5, otherwise it’s $40 after Jan. 5. There is also a group rate for organizations who would like to host this webinar series for a group, which is $70 by Jan. 5 and $80 after Jan. 5. Group coordinators are required to complete additional group information and email this to course instructors. A supplemental CD may also be purchased for $37.

For more information on a wide variety of Smart Gardening topics, visit the Gardening in Michigan website or contact MSU’s toll-free Lawn and Garden Hotline at 1-888-678-3464.

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