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City Offering Free Gardening Workshops for Community

The City of El Paso Office of Resilience and Sustainability has coordinated with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, to provide a free Gardening 101 Workshop series with the first workshop scheduled for 4 p.m. on Friday, April 1, at the Multipurpose Center located at 9031 Viscount.

The community gardening workshops, taught by the El Paso County Masters Gardeners, provide the opportunity for people of all ages and all skill levels to learn regionally appropriate gardening techniques including: identifying and selecting garden soil, water-saving irrigation techniques, lawn maintenance best practices, managing garden bugs and how to plant in the fall, winter, and spring.

The Office of Resilience and Sustainability encourages the community to grow their own local food to support healthier and more sustainable lifestyles in our region, as well as opportunities to contribute to the local economy.

Growing your own food helps reduce your food miles, which contributes to improved air quality for our region. The workshops will be held on the following dates:

Gardening 101 Workshop Series schedule

• Friday, April 1, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

• Friday, May 6, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

• Friday, June 3, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

• Friday, July 8, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

• Friday, August 5, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The workshops will be held at the Multipurpose Center at 9031 Viscount. To register or learn more about the Gardening 101 Workshop Series call (915) 212-0115 or visit www.elpasotexas.gov/gardenEP

gardening 101 workshop flyer

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