PITTSBURG -- Those interested in learning how to garden in an earth-friendly way are invited to get the low-down from a horticultural consultant.

Shawna Anderson will give a talk at 6 p.m. April 21 in the Family Life Center at Faith Worship Center Ministries, 2170 Harbor St., Pittsburg.

Cost is $10, which goes to the church's building fund.

Anderson will explain how people can grow their own vegetables organically, make compost, water efficiently, and use plants that attract beneficial insects.

In addition to light refreshments there will be a raffle for organic vegetable starts and tools.

To reserve a seat, call 925-457-5422 or email Shawnasgarden@aol.com.

-- Rowena Coetsee