Start a Community Garden with Purdue Extension

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Garden enthusiasts, local officials and community volunteers are invited to participate Purdue ExtensionGrass to Garden signature program this spring. Recognizing that every garden project is unique, the Grass to Garden program guides participants through the stages of developing a community garden.

From teaching how to grow plants to strengthening agriculture and community development efforts, the program equips participants with the tools to improve access to nutritious local foods and ultimately create healthier communities.

Purdue Extension educators in Lake, Porter, LaPorte and St. Joseph counties run the Grass to Garden program from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. CT (6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET) every Tuesday in April, from April 6 to April 27. Participants can choose between a virtual class or in-person classes held at the Pinney Purdue Agricultural Center in Wanatah, Indiana, and at the Gary, Indiana, Area Career Center.

Register on before Friday (April 2). The cost of the course is $ 20. Contact Rebecca Koetz, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator at Purdue Extension – Lake County, at [email protected] for more information and accommodation.

Writer: Abby Leeds, 765-494-7817, [email protected]

Source: Rebecca Koetz, [email protected]

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