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Jan 162012
 

From Green Right Now Reports

Rochester Roots is helping gardeners get ready for the 2012 growing season with six workshops between Jan. 30 and June 23. Teens through adults are welcome at the classes will cost $15 per workshop or $10 for students or low-income individuals.

The series will help participants gain hands-on experience to make their urban gardening more successful. The classes will take place at multiple locations around Rochester.

Workshop 1: Urban Garden Planning & Design (Rochester Roots office). Jan. 30, 6-8 p.m. at the Urban Roots Conference Room, 4th Floor, Downtown Presbyterian Church, 131 N. Fitzhugh St.
Workshop 2: Companion Planting & Heirloom Seed Selection (Rochester Roots office) Feb. 29, 6-8 p.m., Rochester Roots Conference Room, 4th Floor, Downtown Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh St.

Workshop 3: Seed Starting, Greenhouse Growing, & Cold Frame Practices March 28, 4-6 p.m., Franklin Greenhouse, Franklin High School, 950 Norton St.

Workshop 4: Soil Testing and Preparation, April 28, 1-4 p.m., Clara Barton School #2, 190 Reynolds St.

Workshop 5: Spring Planting for an Early Harvest (Clara Barton School), May 19, 1-4 p.m., Clara Barton School #2, 190 Reynolds St.
Workshop 6: From Greenhouse to Ground Transplanting Techniques, June 23, 1-4 p.m., Clara Barton School #2, 190 Reynolds St.

For more information contact Rochester Roots at 585-232-1463.

You can mail payment, with your name, address, email, group affiliation, level of gardening expertise (beginner, medium, high) and the class you’d like to take, to Rochester Roots, 121 N.  Fitzhugh St., Rochester, NY 14614.