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Audubon Virtual Home Garden Program On Tues.

Having worked at organic farms from Colorado to Italy, Leigh Rovegno, Audubon Community Nature Center executive director, shares her experience through her virtual Starting a Successful Home Garden Series. Her next presentation, When, How, and What Seeds to Start Indoors, is Tuesday, March 23.

On Tuesday, March 23, from 7 to 8 p.m., area residents can join Leigh Rovegno, Audubon Community Nature Center executive director, for the virtual program When, How, and What Seeds to Start Indoors.

The session is the second of the seven-part Starting a Successful Home Garden Series that is designed to provide the basics on how to start seeds indoors to create a successful home garden.

Rovegno presents different topics each time, and students may participate in one class or the full series that lasts through early June. Programs are designed for beginner or intermediate gardeners, including children 9 years and older interested in nurturing their green thumbs.

Prior to coming to ACNC, Rovegno worked at a variety of organic farms located in places including New Hampshire, Italy, and Colorado. She will share tips and tricks on what supplies to have on-hand, favorite seed varieties, and how to make the most of available garden space.

Enrollment is limited. The fee is $8 or $6 for Nature Center members and children ages 9-15. Paid reservations are required by Saturday, March 20. Register by going to AudubonCNC.org and clicking thru “Upcoming Programs.”

Internet access and prior download of the Zoom app is necessary to participate in this virtual program. To download Zoom, go to zoom.us. The Zoom program link is included in a receipt after registration.

The Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. The first floor of the Nature Center building, including the Blue Heron Gift Shop, live animals, and the 2020 Nature Photography Contest winning photographs, is open Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Because not all of the building is accessible, admission is by donation only.

Area residents are welcome to visit the 600-acre nature preserve from dawn to dusk daily. While practicing safe social distancing measures, hike, snowshoe, or cross country ski the six miles of trails and view Liberty, Audubon’s non-releasable Bald Eagle.

To learn more about Audubon and its programs, call 569-2345, visit AudubonCNC.org, or find Audubon Community Nature Center on Facebook.

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