WAUSAU – Do you want to learn more about gardening, but have a limited budget? Or are you new to gardening and not sure where to begin? The Marathon County Public Library and Extension Marathon County will offer a 12-session series on gardening beginning March 2. The class will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and repeated from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. the same day.

For the March 2 classes, participants will learn the required site considerations for gardens, as well as steps needed to create a planting plan. The program will cover which crops and cultivars are best suited for Wisconsin gardens, choosing crops that are cost effective, and how to determine the best time to plant. It will also cover four techniques for building planting beds.

This 12-session gardening series is designed to give beginning gardeners on a budget the skills they need to successfully grow fresh vegetables. Experienced gardeners will also gain new perspectives to add to their toolkit of knowledge.

Classes will be held the first and third Wednesday of every month, March 2 – Sept. 21. Each course will be offered at 10 a.m. and again at 6 p.m. It is recommended to register and attend all sessions, as the program builds on itself over time, but participants are also welcome to attend single sessions. Classes are free, but registration is required. Each class must be registered for individually.

After registering, you will be emailed a link to access the meeting on Zoom. For questions, email janell.wehr@wisc.edu. To register for the 10-11 a.m. class, visit https://bit.ly/3pbbC5B. To register for the 6-7 p.m. class, visit https://bit.ly/3hdEwOh.