WIC and Community Nutrition
Gardening Classes and Community Gardens
WCCHD's award-winning community gardening program serves many purposes to the community — it's a “classroom” for children and a place to play, it's a resource that supports active and healthy lifestyles, and it encourages social interactions and helps beautify the county.
But most importantly, the gardens are a place to grow organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs for anyone that would like a garden or would like to learn how to garden. The WCCHD Heritage Community Garden in Georgetown is accessible to community members who would like to adopt a garden plot.
In addition to the community gardens program, WCCHD sponsors Expert Gardener certification classes taught by WCCHD horticulturist Natalie Vreeland. These classes are designed to “take the mystery out of gardening in central Texas,” Vreeland says.
Spring 2015 classes will be held in the Georgetown Education Building at 100 W. 3rd St., Georgetown, TX 78626. Classes are free and open to the public.
The classes will be held on Fridays, starting January 9 through February 13th, from 1:30 to 4:30 pm.
The Expert Gardeners Classes focus on organic gardening education. We start with botany, soil science, entomology and propagation. We then go on to teach, growing herbs and vegetables, fruits, nuts and berries, landscaping, lawn care, annuals, perennials, shrubs and tree care. The curriculum focuses on helping home owners and new Texas residents understand our local conditions and how to deal, in an Earth friendly way, with the many challenges Central Texas gardeners face.
For information about the class, please contact the Heritage Community Garden Coordinator by email or by phone at 512-248-3225.