Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Gardening, cooking and composting: Mmmmm

Add these to your spring calendar:

Hoe, hoe, hoe. David and Mary Beth Blackley of Renfrow's Hardware want to teach you how to plant an all-year garden. The class is $20 (not including all that stuff you'll be tempted to buy from Renfrow's), and it's 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 4 at Renfrow's, 188 N. Trade St. in Matthews. To sign up, e-mail or call 704-847-4088.

Learn to cook a family-style Sunday supper at Mimosa Grill, 327 S. Tryon St.. Lineup includes Lowcountry Chicken Chili, almond-crusted flounder, grilled beef tri tip and strawberry cake. 10 a.m.-noon March 6; $35. Call 704-343-0700.

It's not too soon to sign up for the May 1 composting class (leaf-based and worm-based) at Friendship Trays, 2401 Distribution St. It's 9:30 a.m.-noon May 1 and costs $30, including worms. (Mmmmmm. Wormy.) Bring your own gloves and newspaper. (Newspaper? What's that?) Deadline to register is April 23. E-mail or call 704-446-6252.