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Campus News

March 22, 2018

'Victory Gardens - History and Planting One of Your Own'

slated at GC's Southern Outreach Center

Garrett College in coordination with the University of Maryland Extension is sponsoring a one-session course, Victory Gardens - History and Planting One of Your Own, at the College’s Southern Outreach Center in Oakland. Class will be held on Thursday, March 22, 1- 3 p.m.

Also referred to as liberty and later victory gardens, President Woodrow Wilson encouraged Americans to plant these vegetable patches after food shortages hit a war-torn Europe in 1917. Learn how you can plant your own version of a victory garden by taking this short course.

The course is being instructed by Ashley Bodkins who received her Bachelor of Science degree in agronomy from West Virginia University and an associate degree in horticulture from Potomac State College. She works for the University of Maryland Extension where she answers home horticulture questions and coordinates the Maryland Master Gardener Program for Garrett County.

The University of Maryland Extension programs are open to any person and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Anyone with a disability that requires special assistance for participation in the program should contact the extension office at 301-334-6960.

Course registration fee applies. To register for the course, contact Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.