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Bear Creek Garden Association renting plots, offering vegetable-growing class March 12

       The Bear Creek Garden Association has plots available for the coming season and is offering a free class Saturday, March 12.
       The nonprofit group manages the organic Charmaine Nymann Community Garden in Bear Creek Regional Park East, located southeast of 21st and Rio Grande Streets.
       The two-acre, fenced-in location offers full plots (20 x 40 feet) and half plots (20 x 20 feet). Gardeners pay an annual fee, which covers spring tilling and watering for the season.
       Gardeners also agree to do four hours of volunteer work per season to support the garden, including eight plots growing produce for local charities, according to a press release from the association.
       The association's March 12 class will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, discussing vegetable gardening.
       “Topics will include seed starting at home, organic fertilizer and pest control, square-foot gardening, mulching and plant protection and other best practices for growing vegetables,” the press release states.
       The class is open to the public and reservations are not necessary.
       For more information about the class or renting plots, call 634-4433 or 576-2664.

Westside Pioneer/press releases
(Posted 3/5/16; Outdoors: (City/County Parks)

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