2015 Gardening Class Schedule
              
31 JAN      Gardening 101  (Introduction) - Planning your garden
Let’s get started building the plan for your garden.Getting prepared. Discuss size, space, location, sun requirements, water requirements, and soil. Discuss fertilizers and what the numbers mean to your garden, soil amendments, tools, garden pest and friends. Create a plan that will ensure the garden thrives 10 months of the year.  
2015 Garden Journal will be distributed for free during this class.

14 FEB      Planting the seeds
The entire gardening experience begins here. Let’s talk about planting seeds for the garden. From sowing the seed to harvest the fruit. 

07 MAR    Gardening 101 - Building the bed
Discuss building open and enclosed raised beds, the advantages and disadvantages of each. Discuss the placement of your bed and the plan for planting.

28 MAR     Gardening 101 - Planning for spring vegetables
Discuss size and space requirements. Learn about companion planting and how to maximize the use of space in your garden. Learn the importance of pollinators to the garden and how to attract them. 

04 APR      Herb Gardening/Container Gardening 
Learn to create successful long lasting container gardens. Learn how to select the plants and proper container. Learn about companion planting. Discuss the many types of flowers and herbs that are available and grow well in our area. Learn the proper care requirements to maintain your container garden and how to coordinate color and texture of the plants you have selected.  

18 APR      Gardening 101 - Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening (Vertical and Square
 foot gardening)
There is spacePlanting a vegetable garden in a large container or small raised bed. Discuss square foot gardening and Vertical gardening. Learn to find space where there is none. In this class we will plant the Spring garden. Be prepared to get your hands dirty.

25 APR       Organic Gardening
Learn the meaning of organic gardening. Discuss soil, fertilizers and overall care of an organic garden. Learn ways to control pest without chemicals. Learn the difference between Organic and Natural Gardening.

09 MAY       Gardening 101 (Introduction) - Planning your garden
Let’s get started building the plan for your garden.Getting prepared. Discuss size, space, location, sun requirements, water requirements, and soil. Discuss fertilizers and what the numbers mean to your garden, soil amendments, tools, garden pest and friends. Create a plan that will ensure the garden thrives 10 months of the year.  

16 May        Backyard Vegetable Gardening/Friendship Gardens
The ins and outs of gardening in the backyard. Where, what and when to plant. Keeping critters out of the garden. Planning friendship gardens with others (Sharing the harvest).

06 JUN       Gardening 101 - Extending the season
Discuss succession planting. What can we do now to extend our garden season? We will also talk of mid-season feeding, what the plant needs from the soil.  

01 AUG      Gardening 101 - Planning and planting a Fall Garden  (Cool weather crops)
Planning the fall vegetable garden. Selecting the plants. Learn what vegetables grow well in our area during the fall and winter months. Discuss the advantages of and, learn to build a hoop house for your garden.  

08 AUG      Composting
Create your own “Black Gold”.Learn how to build a compost bin, use kitchen, lawn and garden waste to build compost that will provide useful nutrients to garden soil.  


Classes are scheduled form 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM