Learn about square-foot gardening May 13

By Haywood County Library | Apr 29, 2014

Learn about square-foot gardening at a free introductory class at 5:30 p.m.Tuesday, May 13, at the Canton Branch Library. Hughes Roberts, a certified square-foot gardening instructor, will present this gardening technique that allows for a great yield from a small amount of space. The class will include the foundations, fundamentals and techniques of the square-foot gardening method created by Mel Bartholomew.

Square-foot gardening is a simple, unique and versatile system that adapts to all levels of experience and geographical location. Grow anything in only 20 percent of the space of a conventional row garden. The square-foot gardening method takes less space, less work and less water, and can be done on patios and decks.

This is a Giving Garden program. The Giving Garden is a raised-bed vegetable garden located behind the Canton Branch Library that is used to teach various aspects of gardening. It is an education-oriented joint initiative of the Haywood County Public Library, Haywood County Cooperative Extension Center, and the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program, and is supported by the Friends of the Library and the Master Gardener Volunteer Association.

For more information on the square-foot gardening class or the Giving Garden, call the Canton Branch Library at 648-2924.