“Dirt is good for you!”

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 12, 2013 – The Big Bear Valley Community Gardens Project is hosting a series of educational workshops every Saturday from May 18 through September. The workshops are FREE and open to the public, held at the Community Gardens on Fox Farm Road behind CVS and across from Kmart. Participants should bring their own chair and something to drink.  The schedule is as follows: May 18, 10:00 a.m. Protecting Against Late Spring Frost—Mother’s Day may be behind us but that doesn’t me we are completely safe from a late season frost. Find out how to protect your newly planted veggies. Presented by Robbie Bos. May 18, 1:00 p.m. How to Build a Self-Watering Planter, Global Bucket—You can have fresh vegetables in the smallest of spaces. Learn how in this fun workshop. Supplies are not necessary but if you bring two 5-gallon buckets and 2ft of 1 inch PVC pipe we will help you with the tools needed to make the planter. Presented by Fran Wyman. May 25, 10:00 a.m. Preparing the Soil—Learn how to turn crummy dirt into rich soil with tips on how to compost. Presented by Marv Cira. June 1, 10:00 a.m.  Roots of My Obsession—Kick Off National Gardening Week with multiple speakers and demonstrations. Presented by A Garden Club. June 8, 10:00 a.m. Dirt is GOOD for You—Learn why working the soil is not only...

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