Saturday, January 22, 2011

Community Garden Classes at the Conservatory

Starting a Community Garden

An overview of how to start a community garden from scratch: gathering community support, choosing a garden design, finding and acquiring land, solving water and soil issues. Featuring: Bill Dawson .
Saturday, January 22, 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
$15 Members; $20 Non-members

Food Safety for the Garden

Food safety expert Shari Plimpton, Ph.D., Director, Industry Outreach, CIFT, will discuss the funda-mentals of proper food handling and good agriculture practices for community gardeners, urban growers and those involved in farmers’ markets. Registration required; space limited. Sponsored by Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT), Ohio Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Program and the Conservatory’s Growing to Green Program.

Wednesday, March 2, 6 - 8 pm

Free with Conservatory admission

Basic Garden Design (two class series)

Garden Design Basics

A staff horticulturist and garden designer will walk you through the most important building blocks of a great garden design.

Saturday, January 22, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

$15 Members; $20 Non-members

Seasonal Color and Interest

Add seasonal color and interest to your garden.

Saturday, January 22, 1:30 -3:30 p.m.

$15 Members; $20 Non-members

$25 Members; $30 Non-members (for 2 class series)

Organic Gardening Basics

Learn about the what, why and how of organics. Gardening practices of plant nutrition and pest management will be covered.

Saturday, January 29, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

$15 Members; $20 Non-members

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