Spring Gardening Class Schedule

grow-a-gardenI am thankful for the opportunity to present a few classes this spring on home gardening, and I would love to see you there!

Gardening Basics 1
Baxter Community Center
March 25, 6:00-7:30 PM
Fee: donations appreciated
Designed for the novice gardener, this class will help you set your gardening intention, select an appropriate garden site, understand your growing season and hardiness zone, choose appropriate plants and cultivars, and create an effective garden layout.

Gardening Basics 2
Baxter Community Center
April 1, 6:00-7:30 PM
Fee: donations appreciated
Continuing Gardening Basics 1, this class will present basic practices for soil preparation, seeding and transplanting, watering and fertilizing, weed control, and pest and disease responses, as well as harvesting guidelines.

Grow Vegetables Organically
Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
April 14, 6:30-8:00 PM
Fee: $20 FMG members, $27 non-members
Learn organic methods for how to prepare the site and amend the soil, how to select the best varieties and rotate crops, and how to prevent problems and respond when they arise.

Companion Plants in the Vegetable Garden
Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
April 22, 6:30-8:00 PM
Fee: $20 FMG members, $27 non-members
Learn why companion plants should be an essential part of your vegetable garden and how you can create thriving “plant neighborhoods” by combining plant families with their companions.

Beneficial Insects in the Home Garden
Downtown Market Grand Rapids
May 7, 6:00-7:30 PM
Fee: $20
Learn how to enlist the aid of the insect world in your vegetable garden, then build your own mason bee house to take home.

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