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Garden Classes Coming To Area This Fall

If you are ready to take your gardening skills to the next level, seize the opportunity to take the Seed Saving Class being offered this fall. Although the actual process of saving seeds is easy, there are a few tips you should know in order to be successful. In this class from the UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Stanislaus County, you’ll learn a number of key components.

Included in the class will be:

What types of seeds to save and the difference (heirlooms vs hybrids);

How flowers are pollinated to make seeds and why it matters;

How far apart to plant varieties of vegetables to ensure seed purity.

You will also get to separate some seeds from their seed pods and take home seeds for your garden. All are welcome to join us one of the classes at a local library near you.

Locally, classes are being offered in both Riverbank and Oakdale, open to all residents in the area interested in learning more about seed saving.

The Riverbank class is scheduled at the Riverbank branch library, 3442 Santa Fe on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m.; the Oakdale class will be at the Oakdale branch library, 151 S. First Ave., on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m.

For more information, call 209-525-6862.