Pat Kriener, a certified square-foot gardening teacher, will present a free workshop on square-foot gardening at the East Texas Arboretum in Athens on March 16.
Square-foot gardening is a simple system that allows gardeners to economically grow healthy food in a fraction of the space required for conventional row crops. By using raised beds, individuals with physical limitations can also participate in vegetable gardening.
This fun and productive method has numerous advantages that can be adapted to a variety of garden situations. It can be especially useful in small yards or areas with extremely poor soil and is also great for beginners.
Ms. Kriener will demonstrate square-foot gardening methodology by constructing an inexpensive raised bed on site. Choosing soils, sprouting seeds on paper towels, selecting and spacing plants will also be discussed.
Ms. Kriener has a 2-acre mini farm, Wildwood Cottage, in Johnson County. She is a Master Gardener, Master Naturalist, Master Composter, horticulture therapist and Certified Herbalist. She teaches classes related to these specialties.
Light refreshments will be served and there will be a drawing for door prizes. For more information, call 903-675-6130 or visit henderson-co-tx-mg.org.