Gardening topic of museum class

Gardening topic of museum class The Vermillion Area Garden Club will address spring gardening during the free Saturday class at the W.H. Over Museum on Feb. 28.

The class runs from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and is open to all.

Class members will learn about what to do to give their seeds an advanced start for spring.

The prevention of damping off and how much light is needed for healthy growth indoors before transplanting outside will be among the topics discussed.

The Vermillion Area Garden Club is open to anyone interested in gardening, indoors and out. Members are also active in the South Dakota Garden Club, which meets annually in the summer.

The first garden club in Vermillion was started by William Over in the early 1930s.

According to early newspaper articles, they met with the Sioux City Garden Club on occasion.

The club later dissolved, but a new one was formed in the 1960s and has been active in local, state and national groups ever since.

The free Saturday classes are sponsored by the Education Committee for the Friends of the W.H. Over Museum, Karen Mahood, chair.

The museum is located at 1110 Ratingen St., Vermillion. For more information call 677-5228.

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