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April 5, 2013

Monroe Co. Master Gardeners to meet

Monroe Co. Master Gardeners to meet

ALBIA — The Monroe County Master Gardener and Friends April meeting will feature speaker Carol Gard from Danville.

The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. April 11 at the Monroe County Extension Office, 219 B. Ave. West, Albia.

Gard lives on an acreage between Burlington and Mount Pleasant, where she and her husband, Roger, maintain about eight acres. She has extensive flower and shrub gardens, an orchard of apple, peach and pear trees and a main 25-foot by 70-foot vegetable garden. They also have a large pumpkin patch, more than 100 asparagus plants, several hills of rhubarb, two strawberry raised beds, two additional small vegetable raised beds, an herb garden and a 10-foot by 16-foot solar greenhouse.

Gard will be sharing her program, “Extending the Gardening Season with Raised Beds.” She will show the reasons for using raised beds, along with how to build them, what materials to use, most convenient sizes, what types of soil works best, mulches, irrigation, plant covers and much more. Most of her program will be information on growing vegetables; however, she will cover strawberries, herbs and flowers, too.

For more information, call 641-932-5612.

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