Library class to teach gardening, beekeeping

Published 9:07 pm Saturday, September 12, 2015

Classes this week at the Selma-Dallas County Public Library will help people get outside and enjoy the fall weather to come.

The classes will be offered Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 2-4 p.m.

The first class will be Tuesday and focus on plant propagation or how to create and grow new plants using different methods such as seeds, cuttings, bulbs and other plant parts.

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The instructor will be James Miles, commercial horticulture regional extension agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

The second class, “Backyard Beekeeping” will be Wednesday and will teach the basics of backyard beekeeping, from buying honeybees and constructing the hive to preventing bee swarming to harvesting the honey.

The instructor will be Jack Rowe, urban forester and regional Extension agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

The last class will be “Container Gardening and Pruning 101” on Thursday and will show gardeners how to maximize a small space and still produce home grown vegetables by using containers and learn when and how to correctly prune your plants for the best results.

The instructor will be Willie Datcher, gardening and home grounds regional extension agent.

There is no cost for these programs but people are asked to register.

For more information contact Becky Nichols at 874-1752 or Callie Nelson at 875-3200.