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Audubon to hold gardening class

Tuesday evening, April 13, is the next opportunity to learn about Starting a Successful Home Garden through the virtual series presented by Audubon Community Nature Center Executive Director Leigh Rovegno. The children here are doing their own gardening at Lincoln Elementary School in Denver, Colo., where Rovegno previously ran a school garden program.

With no more than nine other participants, area residents can learn gardening from a pro — right in their own home.

On Tuesday, April 13, from 7 to 8 p.m., Leigh Rovegno, Audubon Community Nature Center executive director, presents the fourth in her virtual seven-part Starting a Successful Home Garden Series. She provides the basics on how to start seeds indoors, with this presentation focusing on Garden and Seedling Prep for Outdoors.

Participants can ask questions and interact at the end of the class, as well as receive detailed notes to ensure a garden’s success.

Prior to coming to Audubon, Rovegno worked at a variety of organic farms located in places including New Hampshire, Italy and Colorado. With a limit of 10 participants in each class, students can connect personally with Rovegno as she shares her tips and tricks on what supplies to have on-hand, favorite seed varieties and how to make the most of available garden space.

Programs are designed for beginner or intermediate gardeners, including children 9 years and older interested in nurturing their green thumbs. Different topics are covered each time, and area residents may participate in one class or the full series that lasts through early June.

The fee is $8 or $6 for Nature Center members and children ages 9 through 15. Paid reservations for the April 13 class are required by Saturday, April 10. Register by going to AudubonCNC.org and clicking through “Upcoming Programs.”

Internet access and prior download of the Zoom app is necessary to participate in this virtual program. To download Zoom, go to zoom.us. The Zoom program link is included in the receipt after registration.

The Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. While practicing safe social distancing measures, visit can enjoy the six miles of trails on the 600-acre nature preserve from dawn to dusk daily.

The Nature Center building includes the Blue Heron Gift Shop, live animals, and the winning photographs from the 2020 Nature Photography Contest. Visitors are welcome Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is by donation only.

To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call 569-2345, visit AudubonCNC.org, or find Audubon Community Nature Center on Facebook.

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