CREAMERY PA – Two free classes scheduled for May 3 (2014; Saturday) by Montgomery County’s Penn State Cooperative Extension office will show area residents how to grow fresh food in a bale of straw or a bag and, for the more advanced, how to certify a backyard garden as a pollinator.
Straw bale and bag gardening are quick and easy ways to install a raised garden bed or container for little money, Cooperative Extension agents say. For families who are unsure whether they want to commit to gardening, these projects last for only one growing season project and may help them decide if they want to do something more permanent. It also fits well for areas with limited gardening space.
Certifying a pollinator garden is reportedly easy, and also vital to the environment. Studies indicate one of every three bites of food we enjoy, as well as medicines and fibers, come from the work done by pollinators like bees, and other insects and wildlife. Nature and life as we know it depend on the seeds and fruits of pollinated plants.
Straw bale and bag gardening will begin at 9:30 a.m., and pollinator gardening at 10:30 a.m., both at the Cooperative Extension Center, 1015 Bridge Rd. Advance registration is required; to reserve a seat call Sheila at 610-489-4315, or e-mail her here.
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