Register now for spring 2018 Smart Gardening with Vegetables 101 Webinar Series

Spring is almost here. Learn about vegetable gardening from the comfort of your own home with this webinar series taking place March through April 2018.

Learn new ways of growing your own food. Photo by Sarah Rautio.

Learn new ways of growing your own food. Photo by Sarah Rautio.

Do you want to learn more about growing your own vegetables? Would you like to learn techniques that are smart for the environment, your wallet and your health? The Smart Gardening with Vegetables 101 Webinar Series by Michigan State University Extension 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 March through April 2018 series held on Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. EST on March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3 and 17. 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 Feb. 23, otherwise it is $40 after Feb 23. There is a group rate for organizations who would like to host this webinar series for a group, which is $70 by Feb. 23 and $80 after Feb. 23. Group coordinators are required to complete additional group information and email this to course instructors. A supplemental CD may also be purchased for $37. Registration ends March 2.

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.