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San Miguel Garden Club Dishes the Dirt!

Linda Whynman

Graduates who completed the advanced class in February

For over four years the Garden Club of San Miguel has been offering gardening classes to Mexican gardeners led by local experts. The advanced class completed its term of six classes in February. Content has been varied depending upon the instructors and the gardeners’ needs. More often than not topics have included composting, fertilizing, and insect control.

Garden Classes
San Miguel Garden Club
March 5, 2015 to January, 2016
St. Paul’s Church
Cardo 6
152 2139
1,000 pesos

Each of the six classes centers on what is appropriate garden work for the season ⎯ spring, summer, winter, and fall ⎯ such as planting, plant protection, pruning, etc. With instructors Sarai and Ivan Guzmán, there is vigorous cross communication about many gardening concerns: the benefits of using onion, garlic, and chilies to control pests versus the use of life threatening chemicals, and the value of amending soils. Gardeners learn much in these classes and are willing and ready to share their knowledge about grass, the right kind of plants for the right exposure, and much more. They also are ready to use organic methods or, when appropriate, chemicals for pest control. The instructors share gardening tips assembled from what is discussed in the class with the patrons and sponsors of the gardeners, as well.

On March 5, the Garden Club of San Miguel is starting another new section for gardeners. The class is limited to 25. The class will run March to January. The price for the class continues to be 1,000 pesos for the year, and meets from 4 to 6pm on a Thursday every two months. This year the classes will be held at St. Paul’s, a convenient location for all. Upon completion, student gardeners receive a well-deserved certificate of completion and other incentives.

To make sure your gardener is enrolled in the 2015 Garden Club of San Miguel Gardeners’ class, please contact Linda Whynman at For all who plan to send their gardeners to these classes, you will feel proud watching them grow in their learning. It is a unique cultural experience to see these gardeners take ownership of their careers and education with pride and passion!


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