Free Gardening Classes

By Dawn Pellas

Published 03/05 2014 05:16PM

Updated 03/05 2014 05:19PM

Expert Gardener and Horitculturalist Tom Ford discusses free classes he is teaching in Hollidaysburg. He also explains how to test soil.

Thursday mornings in April 2014
Series presented by Tom Ford, Area Commercial Horticulture
Educator with Penn State Extension, Cambria County
Class Dates: April 3, 10, 17 and 24th
Class Times: 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon
Class Location: The first three classes will be held at the
Hollidaysburg Municipal Building. The final class will be
held at Discovery Garden, Legion Park, Hollidaysburg.
*In order to keep Discovery Garden beautiful for
everyone to enjoy, participants are required to commit to
18 hours of volunteer time at the garden from May to
Registration Deadline: March 31, 2014
Topics will include:
How gardeners can improve soil fertility through the use of cover crop, compost, and organic fertilizers; how
to expertly select, plant, and maintain landscape plants; how to apply Integrated Pest Management practices/
techniques in your garden and landscape; and how gardeners can employ best management practices through
hands-on activities at the Discovery Garden in Hollidaysburg.

To register contact:
Hollidaysburg Municipal Building
(814) 695-7543 ext. 301
For more information, visit

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