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Gardening with Heirloom Varieties

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.

Registration fee:  $5.  Register now .

The class is open to the public, and walk-ins are welcome. Cash only.

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



Tomatoes and Chilis ( Secrets of Success)

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

Registration fee:  $5.  Register now .

The class is open to the public, and walk-ins are welcome. Cash only.

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.

Registration fee:  $5.  Register now .

The class is open to the public, and walk-ins are welcome. Cash only.

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


 

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Starting your own Vegetable Seedlings

Starting your own Vegetable Seedlings
Were you were not able to find seedlings for that special variety that you wanted to grow last year?  Or, if available, they were not organically grown? or unhealthy looking? or over-priced?  You then thought you should grow you own seedlings, but did not know how to start.  If so, this class is for you.  This hands-on class will cover the basics of seed starting (how and when to do so) and seed sources (best local and catalogue companies), then quickly move on to sowing seeds provided by Project Grow (or by students), and finally to transplanting seedlings.  These seedlings will be at different stages of growth to show students what they look like as they develop, as well as provide them with transplanting material.  Students will then take home all that they worked on in class. 

Class will be taught by Master Gardeners Marcella Trautman and Kirk Jones.

Class size is limited to 10.  Pre-registration is required.  Class fee:  $10.  Register here.   No drop-ins.

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Planting and Growing Annual Flowers - the blooming truth

This class focuses on eight annual flowers that can be direct seeded outdoors to produce flowers that year. Half are frost tolerant and can be planted as soon as the gardens open and the other four should be planted after all danger of frost is past. All make good cut flowers.

Students will receive 8 seed packets containing 20 to 50 seeds of each variety, along with planting and care instructions.

Instructor is Kirk Jones.

Registration fee:  $10.  Register here.   Class limit:  10.  Please check the website to read about any changes to the course [eg:  time, location].


Vermiculture for Youth Educators

This offering is designed specifically for K-5 classroom educators. Jesse Raudenbush of Starr Valley Farms will be sharing tips and tricks on how to make and set up your own classroom worm bin, care and maintenance for your worms, and multiple methods for hands-on classroom investigation and discussion.

Registration fee:  $5.  Register now .   The class is open to the public, and walk-ins are welcome. Cash only.   Please check the website to read about any changes to the course [eg:  time, location].