May 21, 2024

Bethany Community Gardens offers free classes

An aerial shot shows Bethany Community Gardens in Indianapolis.

INDIANAPOLIS — Bethany Community Gardens is offering several free gardening classes this spring with a free meal included.

Who: Bethany Community Gardens

What: Free gardening classes

When: Classes are held at 6 p.m. on the following dates:

• April 9 — Weed identification and control.

• May 7 — Common plant problems and solutions.

• Aug. 20 — Closing your garden and preparing for winter.

Where: Bethany Lutheran Church, 4702 S. East St., Indianapolis.

Why: To empower the community to learn how to garden.

Bethany Community Gardens harvests over 5,000 pounds of produce each season. The food is shared with volunteer gardeners and three local pantries on the south side of Indianapolis.

Around eight garden beds are used to grow vegetables preferred by the Burmese community, which has a large refugee population in the area.

Erica Quinlan

Erica Quinlan

Field Editor