Learn about square-foot gardening June 5

May 28, 2014
Photo by: File SQUARE-FOOT GARDENING — Learn about square-foot gardening at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 5.

Learn about square-foot gardening at a free class at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 5, at the Waynesville Branch Library. There will be refreshments and door prizes.

Hughes Roberts, a certified square-foot gardening instructor, will present this gardening program that will teach participants how to get the greatest yield from a small space. This 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 whatever an abundance of things in 20 percent of the space of a conventional row garden. The square-foot gardening method takes less space, less water and can be done on patios and decks.

This program is part of a series of programs Haywood County Public Library is hosting in celebration of the Giving Garden at the Canton branch. The Giving Garden is a raised-bed garden located behind the Canton Branch Library that is being used to teach various aspects of gardening.

The garden is collaboration between the Haywood County Cooperative Extension Center, the Master Gardeners Volunteers and the Friends of the Library.

In addition, the library is celebrating the new Seed Lending Library at the Waynesville branch. All gardeners need to check out seeds is a Cardinal library card.

For more information about the Giving Gardenm call Mannie at 648-2924. For more information about the seed library, call Kathy at 356-2507.