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Straw Bale Gardening

close up of a straw bale
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Washington County Extension Office

Are you a beginner gardener and feel overwhelmed? Or an experienced gardener looking for a new challenge? 

Straw bale gardening is for you! This type of gardening is essentially growing your garden produce in a working compost pile. During the workshop, you will learn the science behind what makes a straw bale the ideal growing media for vegetables. Everyone can learn steps for conditioning the bales, planting, maintaining, and harvesting fresh vegetables throughout the growing season to save money by creating a backyard garden. Attend this fun interactive workshop to learn more. 

Straw bale at the Washington County Illinois Extension Office on May 23 at 5:30 p.m.  
This program is free and open to the public, but registration is requested by May 22.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact