Container Vegetable Gardening With The LEAF Third Thursday Speaker Series

Have a small yard or limited garden space because of shade? Just starting out with gardening? Want a few extra vegetables to supplement your shopping? Container gardening may be for you.

The Lakewood Earth & Food (LEAF) Community's Third Thursday Speaker Series returns for its third year, starting with a Vegetable Container Gardening talk this May. This year's first event will take place on May 19th at 7 p.m. at bela dubby (13321 Madison Ave.), where Christine Harris, Master Gardener from the Ohio State University Extension, will share her knowledge of container vegetable gardening with us. A retired educator, Christine has been a Master Gardener since 2004 and has lectured extensively throughout the area. She has appeared on WCPN Ideastream, contributed to the Plain Dealer's "Inside Outside" page, and been named Cuyahoga County Master Gardener of the Year for 2011 (as well as being nominated for Ohio Master Gardener of the Year).

For those living in Lakewood's many apartment buildings, condos, duplexes, and any place without the benefit of a large and sunny yard, container gardening is a great way to grow vegetables within those space limitations. What better way to use that patio, porch, or balcony? Come learn about the basic requirements, types and sizes of containers, cultural practices, and tips for growing popular vegetables. The talk is great for beginners as well as more experienced gardeners.

For more information on the Lakewood Earth And Food (LEAF) Community or the Third Thursday Speaker Series, visit our website at, call us at (216) 367-2834, email us at, or join us on Facebook.

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Volume 7, Issue 9, Posted 11:56 AM, 05.03.2011