VGCC offers classes in sustainable agriculture at home
•Vance-Granville Community College is offering two courses to help area residents learn how to produce their own vegetables and honey. Both courses are scheduled to be held on Thursday evenings from 6 until 9 p.m., Sept. 12 through Sept. 26, on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County.
In “Eating From Your Backyard,” instructor Barry Barker will focus on the process of creating a vegetable garden in the backyard, discussing the different options from raised beds to container and vertical gardening.
The other course is “Beekeeping: Harvesting Honey & Winterization,” and is taught by Warren County farmer Mike Holland. This is a follow-up to Holland’s successful “Beekeeping Basics” classes, but students are welcome regardless of prior experience.
Students will learn how to prepare colonies for winter months.
The cost of each class is $40 (including all fees).
For more information and to register for either course, contact Theresa Somerville at 252-738-3427 or SomervilleT@vgcc.edu.
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