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Friends of Tuten Park announce series of topics for those who want to plant

Friends of Tuten Park announces a series of seven topics on Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., within the months of September and October, for those who want to plant in either their gardens or in their lawns.

Topics for the series “How to Achieve a Successful Garden” will include:
“The ABCs of Gardening” presented by George Hutchinson, Master Gardener, on September 6; “Soil Preparation” presented by John Romero, Master Gardener, on September 13; “Vegetable Gardening” presented by Brian Pitre, Master Gardener, on September 20; “Citrus Grafting” presented by Pam Langley, Master Gardener, and Ervin McClelland, Master Gardener, on September 27; “Flower Gardening” presented by Harriett Green, Master Gardener, on October 4; “Landscaping and Lawns” presented by Emily Shirley, Master Gardener, on October 11; and “Integrative Pest Management” presented by Pam Langley, Master Gardener, on October 18.

All series topics will be held at the Tuten Park Education Building, 3801 Nelson Rd.

The programs are free to the public, but seating is limited to 25 attendees. For course registration, or more information, e-mail:

Community-based Friends of Tuten Park was formed by the City in 2011 to assist in furthering the mission of the park -- that it be used as a woodland park and as a sanctuary for birds, native flowers and trees. Tuten Park was donated to the City by the Tuten family with the stipulation that the land be dedicated to the enjoyment and education of the public and, particularly, its youth.

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