Backyard Farm Workshop Jan. 11

The Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Service is offering a free vegetable growing workshop on Saturday, Jan. 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The workshop will take place at the Mounts Botanical Garden at 559 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach.

Registered attendees will learn the secrets of vegetable gardening in South Florida from Arthur Kirstein, coordinator of agricultural economic development, and Mike Page, Mounts Botanical Garden horticultural supervisor.

The focus of the workshop is on using established agricultural techniques for successful, small-area vegetable gardens. Tips and techniques on site preparation, seedling establishment, plantings, crop maintenance and harvesting will be covered.

A tour of the Mounts Botanical Garden vegetable garden will be included. The program is free of charge, but is limited to the first 100 individuals to sign up. To register, contact Melissa Allman at