Extension program fosters lunchtime learning

Published 4:26 pm Friday, June 1, 2012

People with full-time jobs and families will have chances this month to spend their lunch breaks learning about gardening and how to make decorative items for their homes and yards.

The Chilton County Extension Office held the first of three programs in its new Lunch and Learn series May 30.

According to County Extension Coordinator Gay West, the series is designed for people who are working and may only have time on their lunch breaks to attend a class.

“They can come and bring their lunch,” West said. “We’ll provide their drink.”

In the first program, Master Gardener Teresa Davis taught attendees how to create glass yard art from unusual items.

Master Gardener Ann Baker will teach bow- and wreath-making on Wednesday, June 6, and extension horticulturalist Gary Gray will talk about pest management in home gardening, orchards and lawns Wednesday, June 13.

Each program lasts from about noon to 1 p.m. The series, including the complimentary iced tea, is free for everyone.

For more information, call the Extension Office at (205) 280-6268.