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Square Foot Gardening

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Friday, Apr 12, 2024, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Square-foot gardening has been around since the 1970’s. Mel Bartholomew wrote the original square-foot gardening book and now has a new version out which is just as popular as the first one. This is a simple system based on 4-foot by 4-foot raised beds divided into simple one- foot square grids that are raised from the ground. Mary Collet, Certified Master Gardener Volunteer from Dane County Extension, will give you ideas for creating your own square-foot gardening beds, a recipe for square -foot garden soil, selecting and growing your plants and successfully harvesting your crops. You will also hear techniques for raised bed gardening and types of raised bed gardens, like the pizza garden, that is popular with kids.

Dane County Extension Horticulture Volunteers serve their community through activities and educational presentations on a broad range of horticultural subjects.