Community Garden Educational Programs begin in July

June 24 2008

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Indiana State University, in partnership with the Wabash Valley Master Gardeners, Sisters of Providence, White Violet Center for Eco-Justice and the Terre Haute Community Garden Initiative, will present a variety of educational programs for youth and adults beginning in July.

"Beneficial Bugs" will be the first program presented. Learn the basics for identifying common garden insects and what they are saying about your garden. The youth program will be presented from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, July 16 while the adult session will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 19.

August's program, "Time to Eat," gives gardeners ideas on what to do with all those tomatoes, zucchini and peppers. A family session is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 23.

The series concludes in September with the program "Harvest Celebration." Gardeners will learn how to save plants, methods for collecting seeds and the best ways to store them. A family session is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon for Saturday, Sept. 20.

The programs, which will be conducted at the Community Gardens located at the corner of 11th and Chestnut streets, are free and open to the public. Interested persons are encouraged to register with Indiana State's Center for Public Service and Community Engagement.

For more information about the Community Garden project or to register for a program, contact Indiana State's Center for Public Service and Community Engagement at 812-237-2334 or via email at disbell@indstate.edu.

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Contact: Nancy Rogers, Center for Public Service and Community Engagement, (812) 237-7900 or nancy.rogers@indstate.edu

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3783 or paula.meyer@indstate.edu

 

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Indiana State University, in partnership with the Wabash Valley Master Gardeners, Sisters of Providence, White Violet Center for Eco-Justice and the Terre Haute Community Garden Initiative, will present a variety of educational programs for youth and adults beginning in July.

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