Straw Bale Gardening and Twilight Gardens are Next Two Potting Shed University Programs
Both classes in the Potting Shed University series are from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield.
“Straw Bale Gardening” will be taught by Mark Bernskoetter on April 11. He will teach how to grow many vegetables directly in a bale of straw.
“It has the convenience of a raised bed and the versatility of something that could be located somewhere different every year, or left in the same place without concerns about needing to rotate crops,” said Bernskoetter.
“Twilight Gardens” will be taught Katie Steinhoff, Botanical Center Coordinator, on April 18. The classes will focus on outdoor living spaces that stimulate the sense after the sun sets.
“This program discusses design elements and plant selections with the heat sensitive, working class, perpetual student and party host in mind,” said Steinhoff.
Each class will cost $5 per person (pay in advance at the Botanical Center gift shop or pay at the door). More information is available online at www.mggreene.org or by calling the Greene County Extension Center at (417) 881-8909.