Monroeville Public Library Holds Summer Gardening Classes
Miriam Cheng, owner-operator of Wild Child Native Gardens LLC, presents gardening classes at the Monroeville Public Library, 4000 Gateway Campus Blvd.
Classes are scheduled from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
“Soil Success in Gardens and Container Gardens” is June 28. Cheng will help you learn how to improve, protect, amend and rebuild the soil of your garden, your neighborhood and the planet. Topics include cover soil composition, how to test your soil, and how to amend it for a healthy garden. The differences between soil-in-ground, raised beds and container gardens will also be covered and how best to set it up for your garden to shine.
The series concludes July 27 with “Native Plants vs. Nativars vs. Cultivars,” discussing the important distinctions between these types of plants and how to incorporate the plants you enjoy without guilt. Learn how to add natives to bring diversity to your space and make informed decisions as a consumer to help the planet and our local ecosystem.
Cheng is an organic gardening coach and Indigenous landscaper. She shows people how to grow and appreciate plants in their own spaces, while teaching in community groups for adults and children.
She is a member of the Western PA chapter of Wild Ones, a national organization promoting native plants and natural landscapes, and also sits on the board of directors of Plant it Further, a non-profit organization that advocates and raises awareness through the education in the cultivation of gardens specific to native pollinators.