KINGSPORT, Tenn. ‚¬Green and Growing, a series of lunchtime gardening seminars, will be held from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. on the first three Thursdays in March at the Kingsport Public Library Mead Auditorium.‚ In these free sessions, both beginners and experts alike will learn how to work with nature to create beautiful, healthy gardens.‚ This series is sponsored by Keep Kingsport Beautiful, Southern Appalachian Plant Society (SAPS), Kingsport Public Library, and Sullivan County Extension.
The seminar topics are:
March 4 ‚¬ Growing Vegetables in East Tennessee – Learn the where, what, when, and how of growing delicious bard in your home garden with Master Gardener Ben Hunter.
March 11 ‚¬ Urban Composting ‚¬ Even if you live in the city, you can make your own compost ‚¬ the very best way to improve your soil.‚ Learn how with local gardening guru Roy Odom.
March 18 ‚¬ Green and Frugal Gardening – Learn the joys of saving money in your garden while also being kind to the environment with Jeanne Cope, Master Gardener and Kingsport Times News gardening columnist.
Bring a bag lunch and spend your noon break learning how to make your landscape greener.‚ Each session will include free handouts with recommended plants for Northeast Tennessee and lists of books and web sites for further reference.‚ For more information call Keep Kingsport Beautiful‚ 423-392-8814 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.