Master Gardener Sandra Hoke will present the free program “Lasagna Gardening” on Thursday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Discovery Theater at Shangri La.

Hoke will provide a step-by-step method to produce a successful garden without digging.

Lasagna gardens can be successfully placed in any sunny area using readily available materials over the top of existing weeds and grass. This program is designed for adults and should provide all necessary instruction to start your winter garden using this method. Seating is limited. RSVP is required by calling (409) 670-9799.

Hoke is a retired pre-school teacher who has worked in developing children’s gardens at schools and at Shangri La. She is vice president of the Orange County Master Gardeners and was co-chairperson of their annual plant sale last spring. She is an avid natural gardener and disciple of using native plants wherever practical. She practices the Lasagna Garden philosophy at her own garden and has been successful using this strategy for several years.

Working with the Children’s Garden Team at Shangri La, she delivered more than 500 pounds of fresh produce from Shangri La’s Children’s Garden to local soup kitchens and food banks.

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