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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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Growing Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes Organically

Class Cancelled

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

Class Cancelled

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].


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].



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].



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. 


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