Classes

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Tips 1: Planning Your Vegetable Garden

This is the first of two classes planned by Project Grow to help gardeners with the problems that are typically encountered throughout the growing season. 

This class is designed with the novice gardener in mind, though experienced gardeners may gain (and share) some ideas that will promote success in the season to come. Topics to be covered include, among others, factors to consider when designing its layout, selecting the vegetables to grow, deciding where and how you will plant them, managing weeds, and choosing materials and products to support and protect your plantings. Experienced Project Grow gardener, Marcella Trautmann, is the instructor.

Future classes include information on: Dealing with Heat, Weeds, Watering and Pests

Registration fee:  $5. The class is open to the public, and walk-ins are welcome [ Cash only].

Please check the website to read about any changes to the course [eg:  time, location]

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Raising Native Bees

Native bees provide excellent garden pollination and are essential for seed and fruit production in nature. Did you know that you can raise them in your own yard and garden?  Learn tips and tricks for successful native bee keeping. 

 
This is a free program open to the public and led by Park Naturalist Shawn Severance in partnership with Washtenaw County Parks. Limited Seating. 
 
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Growing Tomatoes and Chilies Organically

 Learn about the vast array of tomato and chili varieties that you can grow well in your organic garden, where they come from, what they look like and how to enjoy them. Techniques to start peppers and tomatoes from seed are shared along with tips to increase yields and promote plant health. Basic seed saving techniques are presented. Instructor: Royer Held.

Registration for individual classes is $19/each or all five Rec and Ed classes for $85! (discount applied when checking out).

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Tips 2: Planting Your Vegetable Garden

If you are a novice gardener, or even an experienced one, attend this class to learn how to garden more effectively and efficiently in 2019. Experienced Project Grow gardener, Marcella Trautmann, will share tips and techniques that have helped her to garden successfully.

Topics will range widely, to cover problems often encountered by gardeners at the start of the season, and will include, but are not limited to, the following: preparing beds for planting, choosing the right tool for the task at hand, amending the soil, decoding seeding and planting instructions, selecting appropriate staking methods and materials, using row covers effectively, watering wisely, preventing weeds, and the like. Class will be open to questions and individual problems.

Registration fee:  $5. The class is open to the public, and walk-ins are welcome [ Cash only].

Please check the website to read about any changes to the course [eg:  time, location]

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Fundamentals of Successful Organic Gardening

Learn how to develop and maintain a successful organic garden. Understand the components of soil life, what they do for plants and how to promote soil health through the use of compost and mulch. Best practices for garden design, soil preparation, variety selection, seed sowing, cultivation, watering and harvesting are covered along with the basics of integrated pest management. Instructor: Royer Held,


Registration for individual classes is $19/each or all five Rec and Ed classes for $85! (discount applied when checking out).

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Using Garden Tools Wisely

 Tools are designed for specific tasks and work best when they are used accordingly. A variety of tools are intended, therefore, to deal with the many and varied jobs gardeners face:  creating garden beds, adding compost, digging holes, uprooting plants, removing weeds, and planting seeds, to name a few.  Tools are also an investment and need to be sharpened and cleaned regularly if they are to perform well.  This class, designed for new gardeners, will cover the efficient and effective use and maintenance of tools to deal with those tasks so that gardeners can be efficient, effective and successful gardeners!  Experienced Project Grow gardeners, Eric Meves, Jesse Raudenbush, Sharon Fay and Marcella Trautmann, will demonstrate the proper use and care of tools. Participants will have the opportunity to practice using a variety of tools.

The class is free but please register
 
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Heirloom Vegetable Varieties in the Organic Garden

 What is an heirloom vegetable variety? Learn about the incredible number of heirloom vegetable varieties that are available, where they came from, where to get them and why they are particularly well suited for organic gardens. The importance of seed saving is explained and techniques used to maintain heirloom strains are presented. Instructor: Royer Held.

Registration for individual classes is $19/each or all five Rec and Ed classes for $85! (discount applied when checking out).

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Seed Potatoes, Potato Seeds and Sweet Potato Slips

Potatoes and sweet potatoes have an interesting history and are easy to grow. Learn the difference between seed potatoes and potato seed and how to start potato plants from seed as well as how to plant seed potatoes. Learn what a sweet potato slip is, where you can get them, how you can start your own and how to plant them in your garden. The class covers planting, care and harvesting of these nutritious tubers. Instructor: Royer Held.

Registration for individual classes is $19/each or all five Rec and Ed classes for $85! (discount applied when checking out).

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Integrated Pest Management

 How do you protect your crops from all the creatures large and small that want to share in your harvest? Learn how healthy plants protect themselves and how a healthy ecology keeps pests in check. Learn how to keep pest outbreaks from occurring and how to get along with rabbits, deer, squirrels, chipmunks, and groundhogs. Instructor: Royer Held.

Registration for individual classes is $19/each or all five Rec and Ed classes for $85! (discount applied when checking out).

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