Meinecke to teach class on organic vegetable gardening

From organic vegetable gardening to habitats for hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies, Jackye Meinecke (former owner of Enchanted Gardens) will teach you many of the best methods to succeed in creating your garden. She will be conducting gardening classes from 2 – 3 p.m. in the Community Room of Mountain View Market Co-op, 1300 El Paseo Rd. The cost for each class is $10 cash per person; $8 for co-op members. Reservations preferred; e-mail or call 323-0903 to sign up.

Organic vegetable gardening, on March 5, offers advice on how to grow your own produce with skills adapted to Southwest gardening. From soils to plants, learn what you need for a successful vegetable garden.

On March 19, discover the keys to create a hummingbird habitat. Attracting these jeweled birds requires more than hanging a syrup feeder. Turn your garden into a paradise for hummingbirds.

Bees and butterflies for bounty and beauty will be the topic on March 26. The best gardening practices create an environment beneficial to bees and butterflies. Discover the joys and benefits of perennial flowers to invite these insects into your garden.

Jackye S. Meinecke is a freelance writer, garden consultant, and designer. You can reach her at or call 323-0903.