ATC and Melinda Myers offer free virtual gardening series
Join gardening expert Melinda Myers for a free virtual gardening series beginning next week. This ATC-sponsored series will provide valuable insight into some key sustainable gardening topics. Each virtual gardening class will help deepen your horticulture knowledge, enhance your gardening skills, and provide a recipe for transforming any space into a more ecofriendly, productive landscape. Register for one or the entire series!
Wednesday, July 22, 6:30 p.m. – Food Gardening for Everyone – There’s Still Time to Plant & Maximize Your Harvest
Wednesday, Aug 5, 6:30 p.m. – Managing Garden Pests while Keeping Pollinators Safe
Wednesday, Aug 12, 6:30 p.m. – Waterwise Gardening
Wednesday, Aug 19, 6:30 p.m. – Creating Pollinator Gardens
Wednesday, Aug 26, 6:30 p.m. – Strategies for Adding Native Plants to Your Landscape & the Many Benefits!
Wednesday, Sep 2, 6:30 p.m. – Save Money and Improve Your Soil for Better Gardening Results
Wednesday, Sep 9, 6:30 p.m. – Fall is for Planting – Grow Smart Plants for You and the Pollinators to Enjoy!
Wednesday, Oct 7, 6:30 p.m. – Fall Care for the Landscape and Pollinators
Wednesday, Oct 14, 6:30 p.m. – The First Steps to Creating an Eco-friendly, Low Maintenance Landscape
Since 2014, ATC has partnered with Melinda Myers to help landowners learn about compatible vegetation near transmission lines. Trees and shrubs are an important part of the landscape. But trees, shrubs and transmission lines can be an unsafe combination. Transmission lines can sway or sag, and tall or nearby vegetation can compromise the safety and reliability of the electric transmission system. ATC’s Grow Smart program helps property owners and communities identify low-growing, beautiful, native vegetation that can be planted the smart way – a safe distance from transmission line rights-of-way.