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Ohio Farm Bureau offers free online gardening meeting
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Thursday, May 02, 2013 6:33 PM

COLUMBUS – Interested in learning how to create a garden and grow vegetables? Then join the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) for the Vegetable Gardening for Beginners online meeting May 14 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

“Farm Bureau has a long history of working with people who grow food,” said Janet Cassidy, OFBF senior director of marketing communications. “And we know food production doesn’t just happen in farm fields, but also in backyards and gardens across the state.”

Cassidy will be joined by Pam Bennett, Ohio State master gardener and Bren Haas, of BGgarden.com. Topics will include soil preparation, planting, weed and pest control, fertilizer and more. Guests can submit questions prior to and during the event.

Additionally, participants can join the Our Ohio Gardening Facebook Group, open to anyone interested in talking about gardening in Ohio. The group is a great place to meet other local gardening enthusiasts, network and ask questions before and after the event.

Although the event is free, registration is required by May 13. For more information, to register or to join the Our Ohio Gardening Facebook Group, visit OurOhio.org and click “Getting Started in Vegetable Gardening.”

The vision of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is to create a partnership between farmers and consumers. Members include farmers, gardeners, food and wine enthusiasts, teachers and more. For more information, or to join, visit GrowWithFB.org.