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Learn to garden in limited space

By MELINDA WILLIAMS

melinda@southwesttimes.com

Want to grow your own vegetables, but don’t feel like you have enough room to garden?

Southwest Virginia Fresh is offering a class later this month that will teach you how to grow fresh vegetables regardless of the space you have.

“Small Plot and Raised Bed Gardening” will be held Saturday, March 23, at an outdoors location in Pulaski. Registrants will be contacted with the location prior to the class, which runs 1-4 p.m. Check-in is 12:45 p.m. and the rain date is March 30.

Lee Spiegel, who has been gardening and canning vegetables for more than 20 years, will teach the class. She has turned her small yard into a garden that provides her with enough food to not only eat, but also preserve for later consumption.

“An enthusiastic and creative gardener with a passion for sharing with others,” Spiegel will present “a dynamic and information-packed workshop for three hours of your time,” according to Southwest Virginia Fresh.

Besides seeing examples of a variety of small plots, raised bed gardens and wall pockets, participants will also receive hands-on experience in how to create them. Participants are encouraged to wear layered clothing to provide comfort in warm or cold weather and while moving or standing.

The first eight registrants will receive a $5 discount on the $10 registration fee. Participants are asked to call 980-3094 and ask for Southwest Virginia Fresh, or email mtn2mtn@psknet.com, for information on registering.

Due to limited space and the need for individual attention, registration is limited to 15 participants.