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The two biggest challenges will be Texas weather and our black clay soil. Go to THE BASICS section to get started.
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- Vermiculture Class (Worm Composting). Thursday, April 11. Rockwall County Extension Office, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. $15.00 fee. Deadline for sign up is April 1. Learn to compost in a small indoor or outdoor space using Red Wiggle worms to eat your kitchen scraps. Their castings are a high-quality fertilizer supplying the soil with beneficial micro- organisms that keep your plants healthy and nourished. You will learn what to feed them & how to care for them. The class attendees will leave with a worm bin! Information and Registration Form
- Garden to Plate. Rockwall County Extension Office, 915 E. Whitmore, Suite B, Rockwall. Cost: $25.00. Cost includes groceries to make a stock pot of soup. Garden to Plate is a cooking class showing you the easy path to transforming fresh garden goodness into amazing healthy meals. This class will give you short cuts, recipes and groceries to start you on the right foot. The path to health can be an easy one!
There are 2 opportunities to attend this class – each date has a separate registration form:
Tuesday, April 9 – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration deadline – April 4. Information and Registration Form
Saturday April 27 – 10:30 a.m. to NOON. Registration deadline – April 23. Information and Registration Form
For answers to your gardening questions, Master Gardeners are now available on Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office. Stop by 915 Whitmore Dr., Suite B and a Rockwall County Master Gardener will be on hand to research questions and provide gardening information. If you can not come by in person, call 972-204-7660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and a Master Gardener will respond to you in a timely manner. If the volunteers can not answer your questions on the spot, they will continue to research or will consult with a specialist that has expertise in the subject matter.
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