Gardening series offered in Homer
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer a weekend workshop series in Homer for vegetable gardeners. Extension and the Kachemak Bay Campus will co-sponsor Backyard Bounty: Growing Food from the Ground Up. The workshops will be offered Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon on four weekends, March 21 to April 19. Lydia Clayton, the agriculture and horticulture Extension agent for the Kenai Peninsula District, will teach the workshops at the Kachemak Bay Campus. Participants may attend one or all of the workshop weekends. The fee is $25 per weekend. Workshops will cover soils, fertilizers and composting, March 21-22; seed starting, transplanting, irrigation and rainwater catchment, March 28-29; small fruits and pest management, April 4-5; and season extension and food preservation, April 18-19. Register at the Kachemak Bay Campus or by calling 907-235-7743. For more information, contact the Extension district office at 907-262-5824 or at 43961 K-Beach Road, Suite A in Soldotna.