News Release

For immediate release - January 10, 2012

Square Foot Gardening Creator to Offer Training Symposium

Mel Bartholomew, author of All New Square Foot Gardening, the largest selling gardening book in America with over two million copies sold will be appearing in Lake County this February. A Regional Training Symposium will be held from Wednesday, February 8th, and Thursday, February 9th from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. and Friday, February 10th, from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. The symposium will be held at the Lake County Extension Office, Horticultural Learning Center, 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares, FL 32778.  Upon successful completion of the program, you will become certified in Square Foot Gardening and officially endorsed by the SFG Foundation. Registration cost is only $165 Single Rate and $215 Couples Rate for 2 people same household.

This teacher symposium will include an introduction and history of Square Foot Gardening and why natural is better. Attendees will learn how to make Mel's Mix, the sizes and materials for boxes, when and how to plant cool and warm weather plants, special gardening techniques, vertical gardening, protection from pests, out-of-season growing and other subjects from the book. There will be a garden visit with fun-filled hands-on workshop, and a question and answer period each day.

Your registration fee will include CDs and DVDs containing PowerPoint presentations, posters, charts, as well as other materials normally sold for $81 when taken as a correspondence course. This will be handed out at registration.

While in Lake County, Mr. Bartholomew will present two Square Foot Gardening sessions free to the public, in Lake County Library System library locations. The first will be held on Wednesday, February 8th at 6:30 p.m. in the Lady Lake Public Library and the second on Thursday, February 9th at 7 p.m. in the Cooper Memorial Library.

To register For additional information on the Training Symposium contact Steve Earls at or 352-455-3377.


Media contact:
Steve Earls
SFG Supply

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