|Heidi Rader stands in her corn plots at the Georgeson Botanical Garden,|
The free workshops will take place in the garden’s Beistline Outdoor Classroom from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Rader, a tribes Extension educator for the UAF Cooperative Extension Service, will talk about growing carrots, beets and beans on Aug. 7; corn and celery, Aug. 14; and Brussels sprouts and watermelon, Aug. 28. Participants may taste test the varieties and learn about the best practices for growing these crops.
|Six varieties of celery are being tested in the trials.|
Eleven varieties of beets, 12 varieties of carrots and six celery varieties are being grown in replicated trials. Twelve varieties of Brussels sprouts, 10 bean varieties, 14 varieties of corn and four types of watermelon are also being evaluated for more rigorous tests in the future.
Participants are asked to sign up for the workshops at http://bit.ly/2z4FxVF. Rader is also taking recommendations on what should be tested in the future. A short survey is available at http://bit.ly/2A9JjNX. For more information, contact Rader at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 452-8251, ext. 3477.