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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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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.



Hot and Cold Composting

     Whether you want quick results or are content to let compost "happen" at its own speed, there is a method for you. Either way, you'll get a terrific soil amendment for your garden. 

     Hot composting - A hot pile takes more effort but will produce compost more quickly—in several weeks to several months.        Cold composting - Cold composting requires minimal effort but may take a year or two before it produces compost you can use in your garden.    Joet Roema, Master Gardener, will teach 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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Vermiculture

Jesse Raudenbush, of Starr Valley Farm and third generation vermiculturist, will teach a class on the science of vermiculture, how to start and maintain a worm composting bin, and the benefits of worm castings in your garden. Students will make their own starter worm bin, create and add bedding, and finally add 1,000 Red Wiggler composting worms. All materials provided at time of class. Completed starter systems and worms go home with you and a set of notes on how to care for your worms!

The fee for this class is $30 which includes all materials.  Please visit Eventbrite to register

Note:  Due to the prep work required for this class, those interested in this class  must register in advance [no walk-ins].  Registration for this class will close June 6.

As there is a fee to cover materials, the $5 registration fee is waived

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Eat Your Weeds!

Vegetable gardeners bemoan the pesky presence of weeds that threaten to take over their garden.  Much work goes into weeding them out.  And yet in doing so, valuable foodstuff might be thrown away that are just as tasty and healthful, which grow without the need of coddling and care, and offer themselves free for you to harvest, if you only knew what they are!  Instructor, Inge Ferguson, will redefine what a weed is and show you the abundance of naturally growing new foodstuffs that grow in your garden. 

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].