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• Gardening classes. Anne Gachuhi of the Home Gardening Support Network, LLC, will be conducting the following gardening classes at various Maui locations (Kahului, Kihei, Kula, Lahaina and Makawao). To sign up, call 446-2361, email support@homegardeningsupportnetwork.com or visit www.homegardeningsupportnetwork.com.

** “Secrets to Controlling Garden Pests Easily” free online class will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday. This session will cover information on the exact tips, practices and strategies to use for identifying common garden pests and how to control them.

** “Strategies for a Successful Organic Vegetable Garden” will be from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday. In this session, you will learn strategies to use for a successful organic vegetable garden without the use of chemicals and what to do at each stage of the vegetable growing process from seedling stage to harvesting. Also included is organic control of some of the vegetable pests you may encounter. Cost is $29.

• UH Maui Master Gardener program. Last open house for the 2018 classes will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday at the Community Services Building, 310 Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului. Master Gardeners and professor Cynthia Nazario-Leary will be on hand to discuss the program, which meets Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to noon beginning Jan. 17 through May, answer questions and interview applicants. Go to ctahr.hawaii.edu/maui/horticulture for program description and ctahr.hawaii.edu/uhmg/Maui/index.asp for an application to complete and submit.

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