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A Taste of Home Grown Freshness


There’s nothing quite like fresh produce!  Come discover the benefits of what a home-grown garden has to offer with the Growing and Nourishing Healthy Communities home gardening course offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service - Shelby County.  This program is a four-session course that will be provided free of charge at the Senior Nutrition Site located at 3580 Loop 500 in Center, Texas.  Each session will be conducted from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. on the following dates:  March 27, April 3, April 10, and April 24.  Registration in advance is required for purchase of supplies.  It is recommended that participants wear close-toed shoes, bring a bottle of water and pair of gloves to each session.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn about garden site selection, how to conduct a soil sample and read the results, selecting the best vegetables to grow in Shelby County, identifying garden pests and diseases, using a raised garden bed, harvesting and storing produce, how to prepare delicious, easy vegetable dishes, and much more.  “If you are looking for a fun, easy, hands-on garden program to use at home or a way to incorporate more vegetables in your diet, then this course is for you,” said Jheri-Lynn McSwain, Family & Consumer Sciences County Extension Agent. 
Come explore how to grow fresh vegetables at home, prepare fresh produce with easy, quick and tasty recipes and design and create your own container garden, register to participate at the Senior Nutrition Site, 3580 Loop 500 or the Shelby County Extension Office, 200 San Augustine Street, active courthouse Annex building, 1st floor in Center.  For additional information on this program, please contact Shelby County Extension agents, Jheri-Lynn McSwain at or Lane Dunn at  or call the Extension office at 936-598-7744.  

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