Vegetable garden workshop planned


The Delaware General Health District and the Delaware County OSU Extension Office’s Master Gardener Association will present the 3rd annual workshop aimed at helping all gardeners.

Beginners to experts can learn how to successfully grow vegetables, along with receiving information on the health and wellness benefits.

The event will take place on Feb. 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Delaware Area Career Center located at 1610 State Route 521 in Delaware.

Event attendees will have the opportunity to listen to featured speaker Carol Smathers, who will discuss community-level nutrition in her talk titled “Garden to Table”. Smathers is an Extension Field Specialist in Youth Nutrition and Wellness and an Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University.

As director of Ohio Farm to School and Ohio’s representative to the National Farm to School Network, she provides resources and training for statewide stakeholder groups seeking to procure, serve and teach about local foods.

Attendees will then breakout into smaller sessions where they will learn about the health benefits of gardening, which vegetables are the easiest to grow, small space gardening, pest and weed control, composting and much more!

Event admission is $15. Those interested in attending are asked to register online at

If paying by check, a printable copy of the registration form is located on the same Eventbrite page or the Health District’s website at

Both pages of the form should be filled out and mailed along with a $15 check to the Delaware General Health District at 1 W. Winter St., Delaware, OH 43015.

Information for this story provided by the Delaware General Health District.

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