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Gardening seminar includes tour of Alva's Community Garden


A tour of the Alva Community Garden will be a part of gardening seminar coming up in March.

Garden enthusiasts will want to attend the upcoming OSU Extension Seminar entitled Planning Your Spring Garden.

The seminar will be conducted by David Hillock, Associate Extension Specialist, Consumer Horticulture, Department of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture at OSU. The program will be held on Saturday, March 18, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Woods County Fairgrounds.

The program will begin at 3 p.m. in the fair kitchen.

Seminar Topics

Controlling Pests in the Home Garden

Using the Integrated Pest Management Approach

Raised Bed Gardening, Benefits, Construction, Layout & Plant Selection

Resolving Issues or Garden Challenges

Question & Answer Session

Following the educational seminar the group will move a few blocks to tour the Alva Community Garden. The community garden was established in the summer of 2020 under the guidance of several members of the Woods County Coalition. Several volunteers have made this effort blossom and the project now includes over 12 raised beds plus other facilities, water and fencing. These projects and each raised bed have been sponsored by various businesses and individuals throughout Alva.

OSU Family & Consumer Sciences Educator, Susan Holliday, is an active member of the committee and will be leading the tour along with David Hillock. The Community Garden is located on the west side of the Homestead and can be accessed from 11th Street by turning onto Canyon Street.

The program is free and open to the public. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.


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