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Sept. 28 @ 8:30 a.m. – Get a garden started now! 

tuesdayHave you always wanted an edible organic garden of your own but just don’t know where to start? Or have you tried and given up because things didn’t grow well? Join Heather Taylor of Turned Earth as she guides you through the steps to start a successful garden. The time to start a garden is now, and the Growing Together Community Garden is the perfect place to learn how. This class will go over the basics to give you the confidence to plow ahead in your own space. This is a hands-on class, so bring a hat, gloves and water. After class, you are welcome to jump in and lend a hand at the community garden so you can use the information you have just learned.

Class is September 28, 8:30 -10 am. Cost is $15, class size is limited, so email taylorturnedearth@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

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Heather Taylor has been growing organic food in the Valley for the last 18 years.  She got her start working in the soil of Illinois for her family’s landscaping business.  In 1993 Heather moved to Arizona, and immediately began composting and growing food.  Earning her bachelor’s degree in Botany, with an emphasis in Urban Horticulture at ASU in 1998, she’s since worked at several small organic farms including The Farm at South Mountain, Victory Farms and McClendon Select, in addition to her own edible landscaped backyard complete with chickens.  Heather is the owner of Turned Earth, a small business that serves restaurants and homeowners in growing and maintaining organic herb and kitchen gardens, with clients that include Pizzeria Bianco, Nobuo at Teeter House, the House at Secret Garden and several residential clients. Heather wants to help as many people as possible grow their own food, and loves to teach people to do just that.  She can be reached at taylorturnedearth@gmail.com.

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