2014 Gardening Class Schedule
              
JAN 25          Gardening 101 - 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 mos. of the year.  

FEB 8           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. 

FEB 22         Gardening 101
Building the bedDiscuss building open and enclosed raised beds, the advantages and disadvantages of each. Discuss the placement of your bed and the plan for planting.

MAR 8           Container Gardening 
Learn to create successful long lasting container gardens. Learn how to; select the plants and proper container, prepare the container with soil, create the proper drainage, design and develop the plan for your container garden, and how to coordinate color and texture of the plants you selected.  

MAR 15          Gardening 101 - Planning your garden (Spring/Summer vegies)
Discuss size and space requirements, location and preparing to plant. Discuss fertilizers and what the numbers mean to your garden, soil amendments, tools, garden pest and friends.

MAR 29          Herb Gardening In containers 
Companion planting. Discuss what herbs work well together, location, container size, soil, fertilizer and care requirement. Discuss the types of herb gardens that can be planted.

APR 5           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.

APR 12         Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening(Vertical and Square foot gardening)
There is space.Planting 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.

APR 19        Backyard Vegetable Gardening/Friendship Gardens
The ins and outs of gardening in the backyard. Where, what and when to plant. Building the bed for the best results. Keeping critters out of the garden. Planning friendship gardens with others (Sharing the harvest).

APR 26         Gardening 101-Planning your garden (Summer Vegies)
Discuss size and space requirements, location and preparing to plant. Discuss fertilizers and what the numbers mean to your garden, soil amendments, tools, garden pest and friends.

May 10         Herb Gardening In containers
Companion planting. Discuss what herbs work well together, location, container size, soil, fertilizer and care requirement. Discuss the types of herb gardens that can be planted.

MAY 17         Container Gardening 
Learn to create successful long lasting container gardens. Learn how to; select the plants and proper container, prepare the container with soil, create the proper drainage, design and develop the plan for your container garden, and how to coordinate color and texture of the plants you selected.  

May 24          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.  

May 31          Planning a Flower Bed (add motion to your garden)
Perennials are the focal point of flower garden and cosmetic beds. Learn to highlight them with annuals during their blooming season and care for them during the off season. Attract bees, butterflies, and humming birds

Jun 7            Canning & Preserving and Freezing
Now that the garden is doing well, how do you retain the harvest for later uses?  

Jun 14          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.  

AUG 9         Gardening 101 - Planning and planting a Fall Garden (Cool weather crops)
Building a Hoop HousePlanning 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.  

SEP 6          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.  

SEP 13        Fall & Winter Plants
Learn which plants will provide you color throughout the fall and winter season.  

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