Gardening Classes

Upcoming Public Classes

Adventures in Seed Saving

Adventures in Seed Saving

Wednesday, October 19, 2022    
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Saving seeds is fun and inexpensive, but beware, it can also be addictive! Join our in-person class to learn about the importance of saving seeds, [...]
Adventures with Microgreens

Adventures with Microgreens

Tuesday, November 8, 2022    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Have you heard about microgreens, but aren't sure what all the fuss is about? Wondering how to scratch your gardening itch during the winter? Want [...]

Course Catalog

Custom courses can be presented on most gardening topics. Here are some standard courses that we often offer with local garden clubs, libraries, community farms, seed libraries and similar organizations.

NOTE: All classes can be presented virtually or in person. Hands on activities will be limited to in person events, however, kits can be provided to participants prior to online classes so they can make things during the class (eg. Tea, microgreens, seed starting, winter sowing).

Adventures in Seed Starting

There’s nothing like the taste of homegrown vegetables, herbs, and fruits!  Attendees new to gardening or vegetable growing veterans alike will enjoy this interactive session of gardening tips and tricks.  Content includes details on seed germination, potting up, indoor growing vs. direct seeding, lighting, fertilization and transplanting.  Seed kits can be provided in advance for virtual classes, or a hands-on workshop is available for in person classes.  Material fees will apply.
Suggested time frame: February to early April.

Adventures in Winter Sowing

If you want to start seeds without all the equipment and daily attention, then Winter Sowing is for you!  Find out why this seed starting technique is growing in popularity. Content includes details on required supplies, types of seeds to use, when and how to plant them, fertilization, and watering. Seed kits can be provided in advance for virtual classes, or a hands-on workshop is available for in person classes.  Material fees will apply.
Suggested time frame: December to early late March.

Adventures in Seed Saving

Saving seeds is fun and inexpensive, but beware, it can also be addictive!  In this class, attendees will learn about the importance of saving seeds, seed saving “how to’s,” and tips and tricks for saving and storing seeds successfully.  Many types of seeds will be included in the presentation, and some will be available for participants to save and take home for in person classes.
Suggested time frame: July to November.

Adventures in Making Tea From Your Garden

Tea has been around for centuries and is currently enjoyed by millions of people.  Have you ever wondered what’s in that teabag from the store?  This class will cover a brief history of tea, how it’s made, and how to make your own herbal teas at home with ingredients from your yards and gardens.  Medicinal properties of plants will also be discussed.  Participants will have the opportunity to sample some teas and make their own tea blend to try at home. Tea kits can be provided in advance for virtual classes, or a tea tasting is available for in person classes.  Material fees will apply.
Suggested time frame: January – December.

Adventures in Microgreens

Have you heard about microgreens, but aren’t sure what all the fuss is about?  Are you wondering how to scratch your gardening itch during the long Winter months? This informative class will explore the benefits of growing and eating microgreens.   In addition, attendees will get step by step instructions on how to grow microgreens.  Seed kits can be provided in advance for virtual classes, or a hands-on workshop is available for in person classes.  Material fees will apply.
Suggested time frame: January – December.

Adventures with Transplanting- Tips for introducing your seedlings to their new home!

Summer is for fresh vegetables from the garden. When they come from your garden, they taste even better! This class will discuss sources for veggie seedlings, what to look for when buying them as well as when and how to transplant them for success.  Care and feeding after transplanting will also be discussed.
Suggested time frame: March – June.

Adventures in the Vegetable Garden- Tips and Tricks for Spring Planting

Growing your own food is a rewarding and tasty way to spend a summer in your yard.  It’s also a good way reduce your grocery bills and provide food for your family in uncertain times.  This class covers step by step “how-to’s” for selecting, preparing and planting a garden site, and provides tips and tricks for making your garden adventures a success!  (2-part series)
Suggested time frame: Late March to early June.

Adventures in the Vegetable Garden- I Planted a Garden! Now What?

You’ve planted your vegetable garden and your seeds and seedlings are tucked in and ready to grow.  Now what?  Do I fire up the grill and wait for the vegetables to show up or do I have to keep an eye out for problems?  What if something is eating my greens?  What are those black spots on my tomatoes?  How do I convince the groundhog to eat in my neighbor’s yard? Focus will be on pest and water management, fertilizer, harvesting and more.  (2-part series)
Suggested time frame: June to August.

Garden Photography

This class covers garden photography tips you can use whether you’re making photos with your phone, a compact digital camera or a complex camera system. Discover small things you can do to make your photos stand out from run of the mill garden photos. An excellent class for late winter or early spring: attendees missing their own gardens enjoy seeing the garden photos in the presentation.
Suggested time frame: January – December.

Customized Classes

Classes based on the above topics or many other gardening topics are available. We’re scheduling classes now. Contact us to schedule a customized class for your group or organization.

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