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Vegetable growers' workshop set at UGA Griffin campus

By for CAES News

A workshop for small-scale farmers and home gardeners interested in growing and marketing vegetables for profit is set for Sept. 20 on the University of Georgia campus in Griffin.

Taught by UGA Cooperative Extension vegetable horticulturist Bob Westerfield, the class will cover the basics of how to begin earning extra income by growing and selling vegetables. Workshop topics will include which vegetables to grow, how to grow them, using plastic mulch and high tunnels, understanding soils, equipment selection and pest identification and control.

The workshop is designed for beginning growers or homeowners who would like to sell their produce at a farmers market, at a roadside stand or to individuals.

The program will be held from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the UGA Research and Education Garden off Ellis Road in Griffin. The cost of the workshop is $39, which includes all materials, lunch and break refreshments. For more information or to register, call Beth Horne at (770) 228-7214 or email her at bhorne@uga.edu.

Sharon Dowdy is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
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