Black Hills Garden Education Network event Sept.16 in Rapid City

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BROOKINGS, S.D. – SDSU Extension is organizing an event for those involved in, or interested in youth gardening education programs in the Black Hills region Sept. 16 in Rapid City.

The meeting will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. (MDT) at the Rapid City Landfill, 5165 S. Hwy 79. There is no fee for participating.

Beth-Anne Ferley, Recycling Education Coordinator with the City of Rapid City Solid Waste Division, will provide a tour and overview about developing their project which launched this summer. Cathie Draine, Pennington County Master Gardener, will also provide a session on composting using worms in the classroom.

Those who currently have an educational garden program, those wanting to start a new project, organizations interested in helping to develop or enhance these types of projects and Master Gardeners or other volunteers interested in assisting, should consider attending the event.

During the meeting, attendees can share updates on their programs with others from the region. Organizations that are interested in helping with these efforts can provide information about their services. Master Gardeners and other volunteers interested in acting as horticultural advisors or assistants for programs can come to connect.

To assist with planning, please RSVP Chris Zdorovtsov, SDSU Extension Community Development Field Specialist at 605-782-3290 or through email at