Take advantage of free gardening programs in Ingham County this April

Along with lots of showers, April brings two free programs for gardeners covering low maintenance woody ornamentals on April 11, and vegetable gardening and composting tips on April 17.

On April 11, 2017, from 12:30–1:30 p.m., a Michigan State University Extension program on “Low Maintenance Woody Ornamentals for Home Landscapes” will be presented at the Delta Township Public Library, 5130 Davenport Rd, Lansing, MI 48917. The talk is part of the April Lunchtime Lecture series, featuring topics on nature. There is no charge for the program and it is open to the public.

Although there is no such thing as a “no maintenance” landscape, you can cut the work down considerably by making good plant selections. Learn about trees and shrubs that are virtually pest-free, and add multiple seasons of interest to your yard that do not require a lot of maintenance.

On April 17, 2017, from 6-8 p.m., a Delhi Township Gardening Seminar on “Vegetable Gardening Tips and an Introduction to Composting” will be presented at the Delhi Community Services Center Multi-purpose Room, 2074 Aurelius Rd, Holt, MI 48842. There is no charge for the program and it is open to the public.

Do you want your vegetable garden to turn out better this year? Have you tried composting, but don’t quite have the hang of it yet? Participants of this program will receive tips on growing vegetables and a lesson on how to compost to help ensure your garden success this season.

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