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Garden Series: Creating a Teaching Garden 2.0

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Event Information

  • Date & Time: Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10, 24, March 3 & 10, 1pm-4:15pm
  • Location: Springs Preserve
  • Admission: $300 for the 6-week series
  • RSVP: Reservations are required. Limited seating available.

Part two of our Creating a Teaching Garden series will review site assessment, natural garden design, soil, garden elements, planting, and maintenance care. This series will dig deeper and cover areas from the ground up and beyond, including the historical and agricultural customs of the food we eat. Students will gain a deeper understanding of garden diagnostics to ensure the continued success of the garden.

There is NO pre-requisite for this series. This series is approved for PDE credit for CCSD teachers!

Classes will meet Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10, 24, March 3 & 10 at different locations around the Springs Preserve. Topics are as follows:

Herbs: Creating Synergy in the Garden
Learn the difference between traditional gardens and low-maintenance ecological gardening. Herbs are used for the health and well-being of the garden itself, as well as the general health of people.

Ethnobotany: Plants and People
Explore the ways plants and people have evolved through the ages. Learn how to integrate native plants into your garden.

Planting in a Timely Manner
For every plant there is a season. Learn when and how to plant your garden for optimal success. We will create a planting schedule that is easy to follow.

Propagation Techniques
There’s more than one way to increase your garden. Learn the principles and techniques of propagation through hands-on experience.

What’s Wrong with This?
This class will cover plant diagnostics: what to look for, common ailments and causes, ways to avoid problems, and natural pest control.

Let's Seeds the Day
In this class, learn the basics of seed saving from collecting and harvesting to storage and how to create a seed library.

View more garden classes and workshops. Questions? Contact Cindy Dixon at 702-822-7745.

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