Beginning Home Gardener Course: Spring 2016

Beginning Home Gardener Course: Spring 2016

  •  Tue., April 5, 2016
     10:30am - 1:30pm
  •  Tue., April 12, 2016
     10:30am - 1:30pm
  •  Tue., April 19, 2016
     10:30am - 1:30pm
  •  Tue., April 26, 2016
     10:30am - 1:30pm
  •  Tue., May 3, 2016
     10:30am - 1:30pm

Tuesdays, 5:30-8:00pm; April 5, April 12, April 19, April 26, May 3

Designed for beginning gardeners, the Grow Your Groceries Beginning Home Gardener Course will cover the essential topics to help the new gardener create and maintain a thriving, abundant edible organic garden.  Combining indoor presentations and interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities, this class will give you the knowledge and confidence to get out and grow food for you and your family.

Topics include:

  • Garden Design & Seasonality
  • Building Healthy Soil
  • Prep & Plant Your Garden
  • Water and Irrigation
  • Garden Ecology & Pest Management
  • Harvesting, Herbs, and Edible Flowers

Classes are held at the American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova. All classes held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-8:00pm.  There is NO CLASS on Tuesday, May 26.

Course fee: $225

Please wear closed-toed shoes and weather-appropriate work clothes.  Bring gardening gloves, a hat, and a snack, if desired.  We recommend bringing a binder for the course packet and note taking.  A flashlight is recommended for the walk from the classroom to the parking lot, as it will be dark by the end of class during the first half of the course.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests can be made until one week prior to the first class (April 14, 2015) for a full refund minus a $25 administrative fee.  We cannot provide refunds for  cancellation requests made after April 14, but we will allow you to send someone in your place with advanced notification.

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