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Growing Raspberries and Blackberries

Learn how to plant and maintain a healthy and productive bed of raspberries or blackberries. Available varieties will be presented and discussed. Understand why more canes don’t mean more fruit and what to do to improve your yields. Pest problems common to cane fruit and means to control them will be reviewed. Proper mulching, fall care, and measures required to control unwanted spread of canes will be covered. 

 
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Instructor: Dave Strayer
Ages: 18 - Adult.
Fee: $15
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Raised Beds - Cultivating Edibles on Tiny Space

This class covers tips & techniques for cultivating edible plants in small plots. Led by Joet Reoma. Topics include The ideal raised garden bed, filling beds with organic materials, ecological limits of small space gardening and best gardening practice for tiny raised garden beds.

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Soil Health - Using Cover Crops, Green Manure & Fungi in Small Plots

Led by Joet Reoma, Eric Meves, and others. Topics include mimicking nature in small space gardening, soil health and compacting nutrients into a small space, choosing cover crop and green manure plants, and integrating fungi (mushrooms) into raised garden beds. 

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Seed Potatoes, Potato Seed and Sweet Potato Slips

Learn all about the origins of potatoes and sweet potatoes and the different ways they can be grown. Special attention will be paid to the cultivation of indigenous potato varieties from Bolivia, Peru, and Chili. While the Michigan growing season is too short for sweet potatoes to produce seed, there are many varieties that may be grown in a Michigan garden with great success. Sweet potatoes are grown from slips, which are rooting shoots that start to grow from the tuber. You can start your own slips, or purchase them from mail order nurseries. Learn how to successfully start your slips and grow them in the garden.

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Instructor: Royer Held

Ages: 18 - Adult. 

Fee: $15

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Best Practices in Community Composting - A Conversation With Master Composters of Washtenaw County

This is a Q&A discussion by the County’s MCCP Faculty led by Nancy Stone, Chris Simmons, Liza Perschke, Jesse Raudenbush, David Corsa, and Joet Reoma. Topics include history of composting from known past To present, the best hot and cold composting methods, composting in a school system, creating a community composting education center (CCEC), placement and operation of composting center, and new trends in scalable ecological composting methods.

 
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Pollinators and Their Flowers

Honey bees are important pollinators, but they aren’t the only ones! Not only that, but they were introduced to America from Europe. Find out about all the other pollinators that are visiting your garden and how to keep them happy and well fed. We will explore the relationship between flowers and pollinators, how it evolved and how native plants and pollinators depend on each other.

Instructor: Royer Held

Ages: 18 - Adult. 

Fee: $15

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