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Posted on: February 13, 2017

Gardening Sessions & Cooking Classes at the Westside Community Center

The Westside Community Center and Texas AgriLife Extension are teaming up for some pretty amazing gardening and cooking outreach programming in the month of February and March.

“We are beyond thrilled to be bringing so many special events to our community
residents in February and March,” said Jennifer Hernandez, Westside OutreachCoordinator.  “The partnership between the City of New Braunfels/Westside
Community Center and Texas AgriLife of Comal County has been so much fun thispast year and 2017 looks even better.”

Thursday morning, February 23th, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. will be a great
session for all gardening enthusiasts.  Lee Franzel, a Comal MasterGardener, and volunteer with Texas AgriLife Extension Center of Comal County,
will be presenting How to Prepare for a Spring Garden.  This is theperfect session for those wanting to increase their vegetable gardening knowledge
and especially for garden beginners who would like to learn the basic tips andtricks for starting their very own organic vegetable garden.  

That same evening, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Connie Sheppard, AgriLife Extension
agent, will be assisting participants with the Bring Your Own Bucketevent.  Interested attendees/families should be prepared to bring their
own five gallon bucket.  Soil and plants will be available and everybodywill leave with their very own bucket garden.

“This is the perfect time to bring your kids and enjoy a
quick ‘take away’ garden project for you to continue working on together athome,” says Hernandez.

Register now for the “It’s Time to Cook Healthy!” - a series of healthy cooking
classes on Wednesdays in March from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Sessionsinclude:  Start Your Day, Eating from the Garden, Cooking with Kids (bring
a child!), Adding Flavor without Salt, and Smart Sweets.  All sessionswill be led by Connie Sheppard and staff from Texas AgriLife, Comal
County.  Recipes and samples will be given out at each class.

“This is a great cooking series for anyone interested in improving healtheating habits,” Ms. Hernandez noted. “It’s also the perfect time to focus on
healthy eating habits as a part of the HEB Community Challenge for allresidents of New Braunfels.  Be sure to keep posting those healthy selfies
at www.ittcommunitychallenge.comand help our City win the challenge!”

To register for any of these sessions, visit the library calendar online at http://www.nbtexas.org/1511/Library-Calendar.
Contact the Westside Community Center office at 830-221-4630 for moreinformation.

Register here...
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