Ruch library sets three workshops on gardening

The Friends of the Ruch Library will present three gardening workshops in February and March at the Ruch branch library, 7919 Highway 238.

From 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, master gardener Don Shaffer will teach a class called "Starting Seeds at Home." The class will teach participants about seed selection, seed-starting media, germination and transplanting.

From 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 6, local gardener Ed Reilly will cover the basics of planning, building and caring for rock gardens. The class includes slides of plants and gardens.

From 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, Bob Bedesa, a noxious weed specialist with the Bureau of Land Management, will teach about local noxious weeds. The class will include a brief history of common invasive plants in our region, how they effect native plants and animals, how to identify them and methods for controlling them.

For more information, call the library at 899-7438.

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