Classes: "Critters in the Garden"

If you are plagued by frustrating critters in your garden -- deer, moose, squirrels, mice, pocket gophers, raccoons and so on -- you might be interested to know that I will be teaching a class on this very subject next week.

I'll discuss how to identify what's bugging you, the damage they cause, and control methods you can use. Since I know a lot of Inland Northwest gardeners have to deal with deer, I will spend a great deal of time on how to thwart them!

While this presentation is part of a series of horticultural classes, I just learned that folks can take an individual class like this one if they are interested. The cost is $15, which goes toward the WSU/Spokane County Master Gardener Foundation, the fundraising arm of our county's Master Gardener program.

This class will be held on Thursday, Mar. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Spokane County Extension education center, 222 N. Havana St., just south of the Indians ballpark and the Fair & Expo Center.

You can pay at the door or pre-register by calling (509) 477-2195 or e-mailing

It should be a fun and informative class. Hope to see you there!