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Learn the basics of how to grow a garden. Topics covered include soil conditions and amending; types of containers and water systems and how to build them; gardening with straw bales, raised beds, and bucket tables; and more.
Learn the basics of decorative container gardening including the use of whimsical and creative up-cycled containers, plant selections and pairings, and care and maintenance. Students will learn about container selection and preparation, soil/medium choice, plant varieties, fertilizing, and care. Students will create and assemble container gardens to take home.
Provides you with the tools to create a landscape plan that will guide your future activities for an existing landscape or planning for a new home. Topics such as site analysis, plant selection, hardscape design and special features will be covered.
Learn about the terms "Organics" and "Sustainability" and what they mean to lawns and landscapes. Provides educational and practical information on topics including compost, compost tea, organic vs synthetic fertilizers, weed control, native plant use, reducing yard waste, turf alternatives and rain gardens.
Learn how to maintain your home’s landscape for all the seasons. Techniques and methods for pruning, planting, weeding and pest management will be discussed. Individuals will also learn the best timing for maintenance practices.
Learn how to create a vegetable garden using sustainable techniques. This course will demonstrate methods for planting, maintaining, harvesting and pest control. The methods discussed can be used in any size garden and by individuals with various levels of gardening experience.