Square Foot Gardening & Raised Beds with Lisa Johnson,
Square-foot gardening has been around since the 1970’s. Mel Bartholomew wrote the original square-foot gardening book and now has a new version out which is just as popular as the first one. This is a simple system based on 4-foot by 4-foot raised beds divided into simple one- foot square grids that are raised from the ground.
Lisa Johnson, a certified Master Gardener Volunteer from the Dane County UW-Extension will give you ideas for creating your own square-foot gardening beds, a recipe for square -foot garden soil, selecting and growing your plants and successfully harvesting your crops.
You will also hear techniques for raised bed gardening and types of raised bed gardens, like the pizza garden, that is popular with kids.
Cost: $7 General Admission, $5 RBG Members; includes printed and note taking materials (where applicable), admission to Rotary Botanical Gardens, and light refreshments. Tickets to this event may be purchased at the door, or online, in advance.
Please note: if you would like to view the Gardens, please arrive with time prior to the beginning of the presentation as the Gardens will close at 8 p.m. Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, who is also required to purchase a ticket.