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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.