Free fall gardening classes offered

By The Active Age | August 1, 2019

Editor’s note: Incorrect information about these classes was printed in the July issue of the active age.

The Wichita Public Library will partner with the Sedgwick County Extension Horticulture and Master Gardener Volunteer Program to offer fall gardening series at the Alford and Westlink branches. 

A Whirlwind Look at Kansas Grasses Tuesday, July 30 (Alford); Thursday, Aug. 1 (Westlink) Learn the use of native and ornamental grasses in Kansas landscape. 

Attracting Polinators and Other Beneficial Insects to Your Garden Tuesday, Aug. 6 (Alford); Thursday, Aug. 8 (Westlink) Learn the importance of tiny insects that live in your garden. 

Soil: the “Dirty” Little Secret to Successful Gardening Tuesday, Aug. 13 (Alford); Thursday, Aug. 15 (Westlink) Learn about the benefits of healthy soil in your garden. 

Xeriscaping – Creating Beautiful, Low-Maintenance Gardens Using Less Water Tuesday, Aug. 20 (Alford); Thursday, Aug. 22 (Westlink) Learn how to create low-maintenance, drought-tolerant landscapes. 

Fall Lawn Care – Tips for Growing the Best Lawns on the Block Tuesday, Aug. 27 (Alford); Thursday, Aug. 29 (Westlink) Learn what you need to do in the fall to ensure a healthy and green lawn in the summer. 

All classes are from 6-7:30 p.m. and are free, but registration is required. Contact the branch library you’d like to attend, or visit to register. Alford Branch, 3447 S. Meridian, (316) 337-9119. Westlink Branch, 8515 Bekemeyer, (316) 337-9456