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MSU Extension’s vegetable series continues at the West Michigan Home & Garden Show

Free presentations about tomatoes and other vegetables, honey bees, apple trees, healthy soils and cool caterpillars are offered at the West Michigan Home & Garden Show, March 5-8, 2020.

Are you interested in learning about how to grow your own fruit and vegetables? Are you hoping to grow the best tomatoes, incorporate apple trees or keep honey bees? Do you want to learn ways to work with nature rather than fight against it? You can learn about all these topics and more at the Michigan State University Extension Smart Gardening presentations on the Garden to Table Stage at the West Michigan Home & Garden Show at the DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 5-8, 2020.

MSU Extension staff will be presenting the following series of free educational vegetable and fruit presentations on the Garden to Table stage.

Thursday, March 5

5 p.m. An Evening in the Vegetable Garden – The Twilight Vegetable Garden Primer. Join us for an introduction to starting a vegetable garden with a bit of an evening twist! Presented by Sarah Rautio, MSU Extension educator.

7 p.m. Garden Match Maker – How to find companionship in the garden for you and your veggies. Presented by Rebecca Krans, MSU Extension educator.

Friday, March 6

2 p.m. Urban Conversion – Growing Vegetables Where We Live, Work and Play. Presented by Rebecca Krans, MSU Extension educator.

4 p.m. How can I grow the best apples? Presented by Nathaniel Walton, MSU Extension program instructor.

7 p.m. Tips & Tricks to Grow the Best Tomatoes. Presented by Irene Donne, MSU Extension educator.

Saturday, March 7

1 p.m. How to start your edibles from seed. Presented by Lori Imboden, MSU Extension educator.

3 p.m. Tips & Tricks to Grow the Best Tomatoes. Presented by Irene Donne, MSU Extension educator.

4 p.m. Beginning Beekeeping. Presented by Karen Burke, MSU Extension program worker.

6 p.m. Cool Caterpillars & Their Awesome Adults in the Vegetable Garden. Presented by Duke Elsner, MSU Extension educator emeritus.

Sunday, March 8

1 p.m. Planning a Vegetable Garden. Presented by David Lowenstein, MSU Extension educator.

3 p.m. Building a Healthy Soil for Your Vegetables. Presented by Bob Bricault, MSU Extension educator.

Find us outside the main vendor area in the atrium of the DeVos Place. Families, be sure to join Extension Master Gardeners on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. by the Garden to Table Stage for Family Day and a free seed starting activity. Start a vegetable or herb by seed and take it home.

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