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Extension Garden Lecture Series Begins Friday in Fairbanks



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 25, 2010

Fairbanks, Alaska—The Cooperative Extension Service in Fairbanks invites residents to bring a brown bag lunch and their questions to a free lecture series on gardening topics.

The series kicks off Friday with information on soil testing. Sessions will run from 12:10 - 12:50 p.m. most Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through July 16 in Room 108 of the University Park Building at 1000 University Ave. Extension agriculture and horticulture agent Michele Hebert or a member of her staff will lead the sessions. A schedule follows:

May 28 — soil testing
June 2 — worm composting in a tote (sign up in advance to take home a box)
June 4 — growing baby salad greens
June 7 — raising tomatoes
June 9 — growing strawberries
June 11 — growing raspberries
June 14 — edible flowers
June 16 — square foot gardening
June 18 — lasagna gardening
June 21 — lawn establishment
June 23 — rejuvenating your lawn
June 25 — maintaining your lawn
June 28 — compost tea
June 30 — invasive weeds
July 7 — compost tea
July 9 — tree pests
July 12 — common garden pests
July 14 — perennial garden
July 16 — transplanting trees

For more information or to sign up for the June 2 class, contact Taylor Maida at 907-474-2422 or temaida@alaska.edu.

ON THE WEB: www.uaf.edu/ces

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