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Learn To Garden: A free course for breast cancer survivors

November 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until November 3, 2018

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Are you interested in learning to grow your own nutritious food? Need an excuse to get outdoors? Looking for community with other like-minded breast cancer survivors?

Come join us for a 6-week introduction to vegetable and herb gardening. Beginning Saturday, Sept 29, 9: 00 – 11: 00 am at the Ellington Agricultural Center Demonstration Garden.

The course will be facilitated by Alisa Huntsman, President of the Master Gardeners of Davidson County. The program will focus on basic instruction in natural chemical-free gardening techniques using organic gardening principles. Additional instruction will be provided by other members of the Master Gardeners of Davidson County.

CLASS  TOPICS

  • site selection
  • soil preparation
  • building/preparing  beds
  • plant selection
  • growing techniques
  • pest management

There is no cost to attend these classes. This course is being offered through the UT Extension service/Master Gardeners of Davidson County as a service to breast cancer survivors – anyone with a previous diagnosis of breast cancer, either on- or post-therapy, regardless of where cancer care was received.

Participants may attend as many or as few classes as they are able – no commitment required. No preparation or materials are required to participate.

All classes will take place on Saturday mornings beginning at 9 am, at the Ellington Agricultural Center Demonstration Garden, rain or shine. The address for the garden is:

5201 Marchant Drive
Nashville, TN 37211
(approximately 5 mi from One Hundred Oaks)

Class dates: 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3

For more information or to register for the program, contact either:

Alisa Huntsman
President
Master Gardeners of Davidson County President@mgofdc.org

Brent Rexer, MD, PhD
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Contact:  Kelley Robbins
kelley.m.robbins@vumc.org
615-936-6087

Details

Date:
November 3, 2018
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Location

Ellington Agricultural Center
5201 Marchant Dr
Nashville, TN 37211 United States
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