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February 23, 2016

Learn how to grow your very own veggie garden at Morris Arboretum

Your backyard can become your new organic produce shop

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Gardening workshop at Morris Arboretum Arnold Winkler/Morris Arboretum

Homeowners learn the proper techniques to prune roses to achieve peak flowering during a spring 2015 class at Morris Arboretum.

Organic vegetable gardening is becoming more popular with each passing year, as home gardeners strive to grow gardens that are bountiful, healthy and sustainable. The idea of being able to go into the backyard to pick fresh, organic produce is alluring to many.

What can turn dreams of ripe, juicy tomatoes into garden nightmares, though, is insufficient planning. 

To help home gardeners, Morris Arboretum is hosting a workshop on Saturday, March 5, discussing designing and planting an organic veggie garden. 

Horticulturist Paul Orpello will lead the workshop teaching design strategies, planning for the season and installation techniques. He will also touch on crop selection, developing a calendar and maximizing space. 

Tickets for the workshop start at $54, and attendees should pack their own lunch for the four-hour class, which runs through the afternoon.

Designing and Planting your Organic Veggie Garden

Saturday, March 5 
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | $54-$60 per person
Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Ave.
(215) 247-5777