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Garden Series: Natural Garden Design 2.0

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  • Date & Time: Saturdays, Feb. 23-March 23, 2019, 1pm-5:15pm
  • Location: Springs Preserve
  • Admission: $200 for the 5-week series
  • RSVP: Reservations are required. Limited seating available.

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Sat, Feb. 23, 1pm

Part two of our Natural Garden Design series will review site assessment, natural garden design, soil, garden elements, planting, and care/maintenance. This 5-week series will dig deeper, covering 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.

Natural Garden Design 1.0 is NOT a pre-requisite for this series. This series is approved for PDE credit for CCSD teachers!

Classes will meet February 23, March 2, 9, 16 & 23 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.

Seeds and Propagation Techniques
There's more than one way to increase your garden. Learn the principles and techniques of propagation through hands-on experience. We'll also cover the basics of seed saving from collecting and harvesting to storage and how to create a seed library.

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.

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

The Springs Preserve would like to thank Great Basin Permaculture for supporting our Education Programs.

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