PBC Cooperative Extension To Offer New Sustainable Gardening Workshop

Discover how to care for your landscape sustainably in the all-new Sustainable Gardening II workshop series from University of Florida’s Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and the Palm Beach County Extension.

Classes will meet at the Mounts Auditorium at 531 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach on Wednesday mornings, Sept. 11 through Oct. 9, from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

The classes repeat on Saturday mornings at the same time and place starting on Sept. 14 and ending on Oct. 12.

Participants can take just one class, or sign up for all five to earn a signed certificate. Attendees may mix and match corresponding week and weekend classes. The workshops are open to all; the Sustainable Gardening I classes are not a pre-requisite.

Topics include sustainable approaches to plant care including proper watering, fertilization, and pruning of trees and palms for hurricane resilience and longevity. Participants will learn about new fatal lawn and palm diseases, as well as nonchemical and chemical methods of weed management including alternatives to glyphosate.

Pre-register by contacting Candace Smith at csmith5@pbcgov.org or (561) 233-1759. The fee is $10, for one or all classes, to cover class materials.