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From seed to feed

Local gardeners learn techniques as planting season nears


The Logan County Farmer’s Market conducted a seed starting clinic Saturday afternoon in Zanesfield. ABOVE: Horticulturist Sharene Rausch, who runs Herbs ’n Treasures, talks with Marlin King of Bellefontaine about planting techniques. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Theresa Alexander of Lewistown fills a planting flat with soil. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | REUBEN MEES)

Planting season may still be four months away, but the warm weather Saturday and a clinic in Zanesfield got dozens of local residents eager to get into their gardens.

Sponsored by the Logan County Farmers Market, the two-hour seed starting clinic featured presentations by Jason Wish of Wish-Well Farms, Sharene Rausch of Herb ’n Treasures, and Jan Dawson and Andy Reinhart of Jandy’s.

While organizers only planned for about 20 participants, about 50 signed up to attend the clinic, Chloe Manor of the farmers market said. It was funded by a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to promote the activities of farmers markets.

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