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Central Florida Community College Levy Center and the Levy County Extension Service have joined forces to present classes to help you plan your spring gardens.
Home Landscape and Garden is a six-hour class that will meet 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, Jan. 12 and 19, at the Levy Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd. in Chiefland. This basic course will give students an overview of local soil conditions, plant nutrient requirements, how to select and use fertilizers and irrigation systems as well as how to identify and manage weed, insect and disease pests. The course fee is $30 and includes all materials.
Central Florida Community College Levy Center will offer a noncredit decorative painting course beginning in January.
The new course, Beginning One Stroke Painting, will be offered 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Fridays, Jan. 18 to Feb. 14, at the Levy Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd. in Chiefland. The $85 fee includes all materials and supplies.
The four-week course introduces students to the one-stroke painting technique made popular by professional artist Donna Dewberry. Students will learn to paint a variety of leaves, flowers and fruits as they extend their painting ability and complete a project during each session. No previous painting experience is required. The instructor is One Stroke Certified.
For information about the course, visit the CFCC Levy Center or call 352-493-9533. The college will be closed for mid-year break from Dec. 20 through Jan. 1. Online registration can be completed any time at www.CFCCtraining.com.