Published on 02/13/13

Vegetable growers' workshop set at UGA Griffin campus

By Sharon Dowdy

A workshop for home gardeners and small scale farmers interested in growing and marketing vegetables is set for March 15 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. Topics will include which vegetables to grow, how to grow them, developing a marketing plan and selecting equipment.

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 p.m. at the UGA Research and Education Garden off Ellis Road in Griffin. The cost of the workshop is $45, which includes all materials, lunch and break refreshments. For more information or to register, call Beth Horne at (770) 228-7214.

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

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