Being able to reap the rewards of a successful garden takes planning and an organic garden even more so. While temperatures this week are in the mid-teens and the balmy days of summer are just a dream, it's actually the perfect time to start thinking about what steps you need to take to harvest fresh, organic vegetables from your own backyard or community garden in the upcoming growing season. Carey Smith, the gardening coordinator for the community garden in the Enos Park neighborhood, is presenting a series of organic gardening classes for both beginner and intermediate gardeners. She plans to tackle topics such as pollinators, healthy soil, the function of weeds and permaculture. This week's class for beginners will focus on planting seeds and transplants, plant care, animals in the garden, harvesting and garden tools. The Saturday classes run through March 27 and are free. They will air on the Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association's Facebook page.

Organic gardening series
Sat., Feb. 13, 10-11 a.m.
Live on Facebook
708-580-8432

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