Gardening classes offered at Rock Springs Library

Gardening classes offered at Rock Springs Library

ROCK SPRINGS – Gardening in Sweetwater County is an adventure — the climate and soil here can present challenges. You can learn how to overcome some of these challenges by attending a series of gardening classes offered by the University of Wyoming Extension and the Sweetwater County Library System.

“Adventures in Gardening” is a series of classes taught by local master gardeners. The series will have five sessions, all focusing on a different gardening topic. Those looking to attend the gardening classes can go to as few or as many as they would like.

Here’s a look at some of the upcoming sessions. All of the sessions will take place at Rock Springs Library.

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Session 2: What to Plant and Where?
Date: April 11, 10:30 a.m.
Topics, speakers: Lawns, Teri Deakins; Herbaceous Ornamental Plants, Teri Deakins; Woody Landscape Plants, Teri Deakins

Session 3: Raised Beds? What Does it Mean?
Date: April 18, 10:30 a.m.
Topics, speakers: Benefits of Raised Beds, Types, How to Build, Vertical Gardening, Teri Deakins; Container Gardening, Robin Phillips

Session 4: Really, You Can Grow That?
Date: April 25, 10:30 a.m.
Topics, speakers: Vegetable, Flower, and Herb Gardening, Christina Kopp; Starting and Saving Seeds (how to read a seed label), Christina Kopp; Extending the Growing Season and Protection of New Plants, Sandy Mitchell.

Session 5: Yuck, What is It?
Date: May 2, 10:30 a.m.
Topics, speakers: Weeds, Christina Kopp; Pests (including integrative pest management)/Common Plant Diseases, Christina Kopp; Responsible Pesticide Use, Teri Deakins.

These classes are sponsored by the Sweetwater County Library System. For more information about library system programs and services, drop by any Sweetwater County Library System location, visit the library system online at or follow the libraries on Facebook at