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City Gardeners: Learn How to Get Big Results from Small Spaces at Free May 15 Event in Columbus

May 9, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- This Sunday, May 15, the Franklin County Master Gardener Vegetable Outreach, Education and Research Project will host its first event of the year at the Waterman Agriculture and Natural Resources Laboratory, 2490 Carmack Road, on Ohio State University’s Columbus campus. 

Free and open to the public, this educational event starts at noon and runs until 1 p.m. The Waterman Lab lies just west of the Ohio State campus; enter at the farm’s Kenny Road entrance, a half-mile north of Lane Avenue. 

“This event is geared to help those with little space for planting vegetables, maybe because they live in town or have limited backyard space,” said organizer Annette Swanberg. “It will provide everyone the chance to grow vegetables by using containers.”

“How to Grow Vegetables in Containers” will be prevented by master gardener Sue Downey, who has many years of experience and a great deal of expertise on the topic.

Additionally, there will be other master gardeners on hand to lead tours of the project’s garden and to answer vegetable gardening questions. 

Ohio State University Extension and the university’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) are the sponsors.

Future garden events are scheduled at the same place and time for June 12, July 10 and August 14.   

For more information, contact Swanberg at 614-529-9773.

OSU Extension and OARDC are the outreach and research arms, respectively, of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.


Siera Marth
Annette Swanberg