The spring is a great time to start a vegetable garden. If it’s something that interests you, but you don’t know where to start, visit the Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center. Learn all about what you need and how to successfully create a vegetable garden during this month’s Friday Night with a Naturalist on January 20 from 6-7 p.m.

Join Sylvia Casselman, South Texas Master Gardener, and South Texas Border Chapter Texas Master Naturalist, as she teaches participants how to start a vegetable garden, even if there is only limited gardening space available. Learn which vegetables and herbs grow best in the spring, and which grow best together to ensure you have a successful crop yield at the end of the season. Participants will also learn about the various setup types for gardening beds, and what soil mixtures will work best for the crops.

The “Friday Night with a Naturalist” Speakers Series is held on the third Friday of the month. Admission is free. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation begins at 6 p.m. The Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center is located at 714 S. Raul Longoria Road (in the Edinburg Municipal Park) in Edinburg, Texas. To RSVP or for more information, call (956) 381-9922 or visit