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Master Gardeners announce workshop series

YAKIMA - The Yakima County Master Gardeners will again hold their spring workshop series starting Wednesday, March 10.

All programs begin at 7 p.m. at the Kiva at Davis High School at Seventh Avenue and Walnut Street in Yakima.

This year the theme is vegetable gardening with an emphasis on production and safety. Opening the series is Ed Hume, the well-known television personality and owner of Ed Hume Seed Company.

He will give the presentation on March 10.

The series continues Tuesday, March 16, when Master Gardener Phyllis Pugnetti will discuss producing high yields from small spaces using such techniques as Keyhole Gardens, Grow Biointensive, and Square Food Gardens.

Then, on Wednesday, March 24, WSU associate professor Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott will explain how to work effectively with soils and mulches. In addition, she will discuss what soil additives are beneficial, which are not, and some that are harmful to your health.

The series concludes on Tuesday, March 30, when Master Gardener Sara Perry will present "Gardening without Boundaries," a program that encourages the mixing of vegetables and flowers for a both beautiful and edible garden.

Cost for the four-part series is $20. Individual programs are $7 and all must be prepaid.

Contact the Yakima County WSU Extension for information at 509-574-1600.

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