Gardening Study School Held
Gardening Study School Series VIII, Course 1
Course 1 was held at Fox Valley Technical College’s Agricultural building, Appleton, Wi, April 8-9, 2016. Twenty eight attended Friday & 23, Saturday.
Ten attendees took the exam, one of whom has now completed all four courses. Nine consultants refreshed.
A couple notes from the lectures: Do you know that turf is the highest maintenance in your yard? Organics are important in all soils. In our botany course we learned something about the role of plants parts. Xylem “sucks” & phloem “flows”. A clever video added humor to the botany class. All attendees in the Saturday class were lucky to take home a bulb etc plus some plant cuttings. We learned in soils that the single most important soil chemical is the ph factor. 6.8 ph is best for most plants, but 7 is ok.
Join us for Course 2 Sept. 9-10, 2016 at FVTC, Appleton & continue to broaden your gardening skills. Many thanks to all who attended Course 1. Special thanks to school committee: Marion Books, Sandi Smet, & Jeanne Baum.
Lucy Valitchka, WGCF GSS Chairman