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Pollinator Gardens and Native Plantings


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. 



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


Tips and Techniques 1: Planning Your Vegetable Garden

This is the first of a 4-part series of classes has been planned by Project Grow to help gardeners with the problems that are typically encountered throughout the growing season.  Future classes are:

  • Planting Your Vegetable Garden
  • Dealing with Heat, Weeds and Pests
  • Fall and Extending the Gardening Season

This class is designed with the novice gardener in mind, though experienced gardeners may gain (and share) some ideas that will promote success in the season to come. Topics to be covered include, among others, factors to consider when designing its layout, selecting the vegetables to grow, deciding where and how you will plant them, managing weeds, and choosing materials and products to support and protect your plantings. Experienced Project Grow gardeners, Joet Reoma and Marcella Trautmann, are the instructors.


**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].


 


Growing Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes Organically

Growing potatoes and sweet potatoes is easy and fun. They taste better than store-bought ones, too! Learn the history and characteristics of different potato varieties and how to raise them from seed or tuber. Then learn about sweet potatoes, a totally different plant, and how to grow them in Michigan. Instructor is Royer Held, potato and sweet potato grower, extraordinaire.  

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].



Introduction to Organic Gardening

Royer Held, expert gardener and great friend of Project Grow, will be teaching a course on organic gardening. Starting with its historical roots, the class will then focus on the soil, from which everything grows and whose care is a central theme of organic gardening. The class will then cover growing vegetables and promoting their growth.

**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].