Intro to Gardening Work Shop

May 15th, 2014 | By admin | Category: Entertainment

Do you miss playing in the dirt?  Have you ever wondered why other folks get so excited about compost?  Join the staff at the Plantation Agriculture Museum to discover a world of gardening! Come out and dig into the whole process from the ground up with steps on the creation of an heirloom sharecropper’s garden, the why and how of composting, starting from seeds vs. transplants, and several more tips and tricks on how to keep your garden green.  Using your own hands and looking no further than your own back yard for your family’s dinner is truly one of life’s satisfactions.

The class will be held on the grounds of the Plantation Agriculture Museum on Saturday, May 17th from 9-1pm, as we put in our sharecroppers garden.  Join us as we take a look at our heritage through the crops our predecessors tended, and learn some fun tips and tricks to planting.  Beginners and experienced alike are invited.  Please pre-register due to a limited amount of space.  The class admission is $10.

The Plantation Agriculture Museum is just 20 minutes from Little Rock at the junction of U.S. Hwy. 165 and Arkansas Hwy. 161.  Head east and take exit 7 off I-440.  Turn right on U.S. Hwy. 165, go 5 miles to Museum and turn right on Arkansas Hwy. 161 in Scott, Arkansas.  The Museum is open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.  Admission to the museum exhibits is free for self-guided tours.  Guided tours are $4.00 for adults and $3.00 for children.  For more information, please contact Lydia Leatherwood at (501) 961-1409 or Lydia.Leatherwood@arkansas.gov<mailto:Lydia.Leatherwood@arkansas.gov>.