Friends of Tuten Park Announces Series of
Topics for the Beginning Gardener


Friends of Tuten Park announces a series of six topics for the beginning gardener on Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., within the months of January and February, 2014.


Topics for the series, "How to Achieve a Successful Garden," will include: "Soil Management/Composting" on January 4; "Growing with Different Containers" on January 11; "Top Tips for Starting Seed, Growing Plants for Our Zone, and Transplanting" on January 18; "How to Grow a Herb Garden" on January 25; "Integrative Pest Management" on February 1; and "Importance of Soil Minerals" on February 8.


All series topics will be held at the Tuten Park Education Building, 3801 Nelson Rd. 


The programs are free to the public, but seating is limited to 25 attendees.  For course registration, or more information, e-mail:


Community-based Friends of Tuten Park was formed by the City in 2011 to assist in furthering the mission of the park -- that it be used as a woodland park and as a sanctuary for birds, native flowers and trees.  Tuten Park was donated to the City by the Tuten family with the stipulation that the land be dedicated to the enjoyment and education of the public and, particularly, its youth.        


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