Register for several events

Put Your Garden to Bed

Saturday, October 28, 2017
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Marvin Gardens | directions

This event has been cancelled due to chilly weather.

Planning is underway for a replacement "Wake Your Garden Up" event.

Learn to prepare your vegetable garden for hibernation so that it will emerge healthy and ready for spring planting.

Fred Meyer, organic gardening expert from Backyard Abundance, will share top tips that will entice beneficial organisms to create healthy soil throughout winter, reduce weeding and watering chores, and decrease pest and disease problems.

The event is free and open to gardeners of any skill level.

Topics covered:
• Properly cutting back plants to maximize soil fertility
• Establishing permanent beds and pathways
• Using leaves and straw to protect beds over winter
• Seeding cover crops

Please bring your gardening gloves and attire for hands-on learning in the garden.

Sponsored by the Imagine Grinnell Foundation and the Poweshiek County Master Gardeners.