If you’re looking to start a vegetable garden this spring, or want to learn how to improve your garden, you won’t want to miss these free classes offered by the City of Plano. Classes are free, but registration is required: go here. All classes are at the Environmental Education Center at 4116 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, TX.

Organic Vegetable Gardening: Plano Community Gardeners will share their first-hand experience with soil, water and insects while producing lush organic vegetables.  Learn how to set up your spring garden for maximum results. Thursday, January 19 from 7 – 8:30pm.

Success with Seeds: It’s never too early to start your spring gardening. Learn the secrets to successful seed sowing from VegetableGardener.com contributor and seed master, Greg Holdsworth. Wednesday, January 25 from 7 – 8:30pm.

Master Composter Training: If you’re passionate about composting and enjoy sharing your knowledge with others, then become a State of Texas Master Composter. Learn how to improve your soil’s health by diverting valuable garden resources from the landfill back into your landscape. The 16-hour, 4-class series is a unique opportunity to gain a more in-depth understanding of the composting process and insights on sharing this knowledge with others. Residents enrolling in Master Composter training are asked to complete 20 hours of community service to advance local composting efforts. January 26  & 27 from 7-9pm, January 28 from 8am-5pm & February 16 from 7 – 9pm.