The Collin County Master Gardeners Association (CCMGA) will host, “Spring into Vegetable Gardening” on January 23, 2016, from 9 a.m. till noon at the Landing at Myers Park and Event Center in McKinney, Texas. The focus of the program will be basic vegetable gardening in Collin County.

Vegetable garden experts will discuss the specifics of when and what to plant here in Collin County, with month to month guidelines for January through May planting. Attendees will learn about the importance of soil and soil preparation, how to propagate seeds, and which varieties of plants grow well in our area.

Demonstration tables will be manned by Master Gardeners who have expertise in raised bed construction, vertical gardens, row covers, water conservation, rain barrels and drip irrigation, propagation, vegetable container gardening, and more. Representatives from Texas Pure Products will be on hand with examples of various soil amendments and mulches.

Spend the morning with Collin County Master Gardeners learning how to grow delicious, nutritious veggies. Tour the potager and vegetable trial gardens at the end of the program with the volunteers who work in these gardens. This ambitious project began in the fall of 2013 with sixteen raised beds, including two wheelchair accessible beds, and utilizes the principles and practices of Earth-Kind® Environmental Stewardship.

Registration will open online January 1, 2016 at the CCMGA website. The fee is $10 per person to attend. The fee is payable at the door with cash, check or credit card. Registration is required to guarantee handouts and goodie bags. Call 972.548.4219, or visit ccmgatx.org for more information. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. on January 23 at the Landing at Myers Park.

VEGGIE GARDENING IN COLLIN COUNTY

When: Saturday, January 23, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Where: Landing at Myers Park, 7117 Co Rd. 166, McKinney, Texas 75071

Who: Collin County Master Gardeners Association (CCMGA)

Cost: $10 entrance fee

Collin County Master Gardeners Association

This Master Gardener program in Collin County is an educational and volunteer program affiliated with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of the Texas A&M University system. The 250 members of the CCMGA are citizens of the local community who not only take an active interest in their own lawns, trees, and gardens but also strive to promote sound horticultural practices in the community.