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STLCC to Present at Wildwood Lawn & Garden Summit

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

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St. Louis Community College is among eight local organizations invited to present at Wildwood’s Lawn & Garden Summit on Saturday, March 21 at Wildwood City Hall, 16860 Main Street.

The summit, which runs from 1-5 p.m., aims to educate the public on key lawn and garden issues while also supporting lawn and garden businesses in the city.

STLCC’s session is titled, “Getting Your Vegetables Started.” The presentation will be given by Sarah Moore, greenhouse lead for the horticulture program at Meramec. In this role, Moore helps students grow a variety of things – from vegetables and house plants to succulents, perennials, trees and shrubs.

During STLCC’s session, Moore hopes to offer gardeners practical tips they can implement at home.

“Vegetable gardening is a great way for you to get your hands in the soil before winter ends,” she said. “By starting your veggies from seeds, you can extend the growing season and produce stronger plants that will thrive.”

Before planting anything, Moore said she always stresses the importance of developing a plan.

“In addition to helping people calculate how many plants will fit in a growing area, I plan to discuss seed quality and share best practices for maximizing germination rates,” Moore said.

Some of the other topics that will be discussed at the summit include compost production, deer-resistant planting, invasive honeysuckle removal, native plants, and pest management.

While admission is free, registration is encouraged.

View the complete schedule and register.

Explore STLCC’s horticulture program.

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