Rockwall County Master Gardeners present Successful Gardening Class Jan 11

Master Gardener Kim Martin of Barking Cat Farm leads the class

ROCKWALL COUNTY (December 27, 2013) Kim Martin, certified Master Gardener and co-owner of Barking Cat Farms, will be the instructor for the Rockwall County Master Gardener Association’s first gardening class of 2014. Class participants will learn very important basic information that will help any home vegetable gardener.

Topics will include the importance of site selection, as well as common problems we all share with drought and cold weather challenges.  An emphasis in the class will be soil science as Kim shares what she has learned from her own research into this dynamic, living system.

Participants in the class will learn what to grow and how to grow vegetables successfully based on variety selection and timing.  Helpful details on irrigation, feeding, pests and diseases will also be presented during this 2 hour class session.

The Successful Gardening Class will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Rockwall County Extension Office located at 915 E. Whitmore Street, Suite B.  The class will be held from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. and the registration fee is $15.  Pre-registration is required and is limited to 20 participants.  A minimum number of participants must be paid and pre-registered by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 8.   The class will be cancelled and money refunded if not enough participants have paid and pre-registered.

The $15 registration fee will cover speakers’ expenses, class materials and handouts.  You can pay and preregister by mail or by delivering your completed registration form and class fee to the Rockwall County Extension Office, 915 Whitmore, Suite B, Rockwall, Texas  75087.  For more information call the Extension Office at 972-204-7660.  A registration form and complete details are available on the Master Gardener website at

Mark your calendar for these gardening classes scheduled for the coming months:

  • January 18 – Seed Starting
  • March 8 – Spring Gardening for Beginners
  • April 5 – Spring Plant and Seed Swap

All of these classes are sponsored by the Rockwall County Master Gardener Association.

Submitted by Shelly Spearman, Office Manager, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service & Rockwall County Road & Bridge.

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