Desert Song Healing Arts Center, 3232 N. 20th St., hosts two classes this month to help your garden give something back—to your body.

A “Growing Culinary & Medicinal Herbs” class takes place 12-1 p.m. Saturday, April 4. Step into your own garden to snip tasty sprigs for delicious dishes, for teas and tinctures, or to add a fragrant touch to bouquets and decor. This workshop taught by Master Gardener Kari Spencer of The Micro Farm Project will give you the basics of growing herbs successfully in garden beds or containers, and which herbs can be planted now for warm-season gardening. You also will learn how to grow, harvest, preserve and use herbs. Cost is $15.

Directly after that class, Spencer will go over “Designing & Creating a Productive Veggie Garden,” from 1:30-3 p.m. This workshop isn’t just for the beginning gardener; it’s also al refresher course for those who need some encouragement and reminders for your garden. Learn about how the sun, the soil, your sprinklers, seeds, the seasons and strategy all affect gardening in the Valley.

Cost is $15 per class. To register, call 602-265-8222. For more information, visit


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