April 16, 2021

Community garden offers free classes

INDIANAPOLIS — Bethany Community Gardens is offering free virtual Zoom classes this spring for beginning and experienced gardeners alike. The classes feature special guest Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, “the Hoosier Gardener.”

Last year the group gave away over 5,000 pounds of organic vegetables to two food pantries and volunteers. Volunteers will continue tending the garden this year following COVID-19 safety guidelines.

The classes will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Schedule

April 6: Veggies 101 and 102: Seed starting and transplants — Learn which veggies and herbs are easy to grow from seeds and which ones might be easier to buy as transplants, especially as beginners. Register at https://bit.ly/3rvkvpJ.

April 20: Grow up — The audience will learn how trellises and other fixtures get plants off the ground and producing. Register at https://bit.ly/38n11vU.

May 4: Pollinators in the landscape — What creatures you can attract and support and which ones give back by pollinating the garden. Tips on keeping the critters happy, healthy and productive. Register at https://bit.ly/3v5vfxt.

Learn more at www.facebook.com/bethanycommunitygardens.

Erica Quinlan

Field Editor