Gardening; Classes great cure for Cabin Fever; sign up underway

The holidays, such as they were, are behind us, and it’s time to start getting organized for winter garden events and seed planting.

As with everything else, the Spokane County Master Gardener Foundation is putting its annual Cabin Fever seminars online, and registration is open. This year, the 12 workshops will be on Monday and Wednesday evenings between Feb. 24 and March 17.

The keynote speaker on Feb. 24 will be Karen Chapman, a Seattle-based horticulturist, award-winning designer, author and presenter whose topic is “How to Create Captivating Gardens” using garden design ideas from her garden and those of her clients. Chapman will also teach a class on how to coexist with deer.

Other topics in the series include pruning, growing vegetables, container gardening, gardening for birds, landscape water management and alternatives to lawn. The schedule is such that you can attend all of the workshops over the course of the event. On Friday evenings, the speakers will hold chat sessions where you can ask questions to learn more. Cost for the event is $50 .

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