Verlin is looking for Children's Gardening Programs for the Texas County Master Gardeners summer gardening programs in our community garden

Comment by Head Gardener/Scotts Miracle-Gro on April 7, 2014 at 12:56pm
Hi Verlin, you might want to join our "Gardening with Kids" groups for such inquiries.
Comment by Verlin Altom on April 8, 2014 at 8:27am
How do I do this?
Comment by Head Gardener/Scotts Miracle-Gro on April 8, 2014 at 8:47am

In the top ribbon above you'll see a heading for "Groups." By clicking you'll be able to view all the available groups within Gro & Chat. One already formed group is "Gardening with Kids." Click on the group name and it will take you to the page for that group. On the right you should see a prompt to "Join." By clicking you'll join the group. This particular group doesn't require an approval so you can start commenting and sharing and asking questions right away! Let us know if you have any trouble at all.

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