Home & Garden

Home and garden calendar: Nov. 8, 2009


- Learn how to build a rain barrel at a workshop Nov. 17 at the Lexington County EMS Training Facility on Ball Field Road. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., $20, which includes rain barrel materials. Space is limited. For more information: www.clemson.edu/public/carolinaclear/consortiums/lcsc_home/programs.html


- Join S.C. Midlands Master Gardeners to learn how to prepare beds for a late winter vegetable garden or for spring planting. Learn a no till, no digging, no weeding method of bed preparation. Raised beds and cold frame alternatives for protection of winter vegetables and tender perennialso will be discussed.

Today, 3 p.m. Main branch of the Richland County Public Library. 1431 Assembly St. Reservations not needed.

Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Cayce/West Columbia branch of the Lexington County Library. 1500 Augusta Hwy., West Columbia. Reservations, (803) 794-6791

- S.C. Midlands Master Gardeners will teach techniques for caring for your holiday plants and extending the blooms of your amaryllis and paperwhite bulbs, Christmas cacti and poinsettia. Also learn how to incorporate these plants into your summer garden.

Friday, 10 a.m. Cooper branch of the Richland County Public Library. 5317 N. Trenholm Road, Columbia. Reservations, (803) 787-3462