Learn how to start a community garden

The Farmington Area Commission on Aging’s Community for a Lifetime Committee will host two meetings on Tuesday, June 5, so that area residents can learn about community gardening.

Anyone interested can meet with MSU Extension expert and educator Kristine Hahn from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Farmington Library, 23500 Liberty St., with registration and refreshments at 2:30 p.m. The evening meeting will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Main Library, 32737 W. 12 Mile Rd., with registration and refreshments at 6:30 p.m.

Both programs will cover community garden basics including planning, site selection, site preparation, organizing the project, managing throughout the season, and common troublesome issues. Hahn has been involved in the preparation and installation of many community gardens in Detroit and a recently installed community garden in Canton. She also works with schools that wish to include gardening and growing food in their curriculums.

To reserve your spot at either Community Gardening session, call 248-473-1830.