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New for 2015, we are charging a minimum $5 fee for all classes to discourage no-shows. To register and pay the fee you follow the registration link after the class description.

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Heirloom Vegetables

There are a multitude of heirloom vegetable varieties that survive today thanks to home gardeners of the past. You can maintain that connection by saving heirloom plant varieties for future generations, while enjoying them today. Discover why it’s important to do so and key seed saving techniques. In doing so, you might even create you own “heirloom” vegetable variety! Royer Held continues his exploration of heirlooms in this class.

**New for 2015**  $5/class fee for all classes to discourage no-shows;   registration is required. Walk-ins are welcome. 

Please check the website to read about any changes to the course [eg:  time, location].


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Growing Heirloom Tomatoes and Peppers Organically

 Learn the secrets to selecting and growing exceptionally delicious tomatoes and peppers, using organic practices. Discover the best cultivars to grow, along with tips to ensure a bountiful harvest. Royer Held, tomato and pepper grower extraordinaire, will tell all in this class.

New for 2015**  $5/class fee for all classes to discourage no-shows. 

Registration is required. Walk-ins are welcome.

Please check the website to read about any changes to the course [eg:  time, location].


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Pollinator Gardens and Native Plantings

NOTE:   new date and time.

This new course will explore developing pollinator gardens and native plantings.

Strong fruit and vegetable production often depends on the tiniest of garden visitors – native bees and honey bees.  Learn how to design a beautiful garden that will boost your crop production, attract beneficial insects, and support native biodiversity.This course is taught by Washtenaw County Naturalist Shawn Severance.

**New for 2015**  $5/class fee for all classes to discourage no-shows;   registration is required. Walk-ins are welcome. 


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Tips and Techniques 2: Planting Your Vegetable Garden

Experienced Project Grow gardeners, many of them master gardeners and composters, will share tips and techniques that have helped them to garden successfully. If you are a novice gardener, or even an experienced one, attend this class to learn how to garden more effectively and efficiently in 2015.

Topics will range widely, to cover problems often encountered by gardeners at the start of the season, and will include, but are not limited to, the following: preparing beds for planting, choosing the right tool for the task at hand, amending the soil, decoding seeding and planting instructions, selecting appropriate staking methods and materials, using row covers effectively, watering wisely, preventing weeds, and the like. Class will be open to questions and individual problems.


*New for 2015**  $5/class fee for all classes to discourage no-shows;   registration is required. Walk-ins are welcome.


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