PBC Cooperative Extension Offering Sustainable Gardening Classes

The Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension will soon be offering sustainable gardening classes.

Discover how to have a healthy, sustainable landscape and save money while reducing environmental impacts. Participants can take one or more classes or register for all seven and earn a signed certificate of completion.

Classes begin on Thursday, May 16, and will run for seven consecutive Thursdays through June 27. Each class is repeated with the same topics on Saturday mornings, beginning May 18 and concluding June 29.

Classes will be held in the Mounts Auditorium at 531 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach. All class times are 9 to 11:30 a.m. You can mix and match Thursday and Saturday classes and still earn a certificate, as long as all seven classes are completed.

Class fee: $10 per person for one or all classes to cover materials.

Weekly topics include selecting the right plant material, becoming water wise, growing healthy plants with proper nutrition, mulching and composting, gardening for wildlife, coping with pest problems, and growing fruits and vegetables.

Contact Candace Smith at (561) 233-1759 or csmith5@pbcgov.org for more information or to pre-register. Attendees are asked to sign up early, as class minimums and maximums apply.