INTRO TO BONSAI
Mar
30
9:30 AM09:30

INTRO TO BONSAI

An Introduction to the Art of Bonsai. The ancient art of bonsai had its beginnings in China, Japan and India. Today it is popular all over the world. We’ll look at the art form and the techniques used to create beautiful living works of art.

I.    A brief history

II.  What bonsai are and what they’re not. Traditional styles.

III. Choosing plant material

IV. An overview of technique: Pruning, root pruning, and shaping with wire.

V. Basic culture

VI. Reference sources

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THE GARDEN SCHEDULE: WHAT & WHEN TO PLANT
Mar
2
9:30 AM09:30

THE GARDEN SCHEDULE: WHAT & WHEN TO PLANT

The Garden Schedule: What to Plant When: Even in a small garden keeping up with when to plant and what to plant can be confusing. When is too early? Is it ever too late? We’ll look at the planting times for standard veggies in our region, which ones do best started early and which prefer to be seeded directly into the ground.  

I. Important garden dates

II. How to read a seed packet

III. Seed starting and transplanting

IV. When to start the fall garden

V. Garden maintenance

VI. Reference sources

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SOIL YOURSELF - PREPARING FOR SPRING
Feb
23
9:30 AM09:30

SOIL YOURSELF - PREPARING FOR SPRING

Building Great Soil: The soil is the basis of a sustainable organic garden. We’ll look at the attributes of great soil and how to build your own rich organic mixes.

I.     What is soil? Soil types and their components

II.   Soil as an ecosystem

III.  Building your own and improving what you have

IV.  Some recipes for great soil

V.   Soil for containers

VI. Reference sources

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HERB GARDENING 101
Feb
16
9:30 AM09:30

HERB GARDENING 101

The Herb Garden & Using Herbs in Other Garden Settings: Gardeners have used herbs for centuries for medicine, flavoring foods and their wonderful scents. Learn the basics of bringing these useful plants into your garden and home.

I.    A brief history

II.  Herb families

III. Culture requirements of some of the common herbs

IV. Using herbs for companion planting

V. Growing herbs in containers

VI. Reference sources

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SQUARE FOOT & LASAGNA GARDENING
Feb
9
9:30 AM09:30

SQUARE FOOT & LASAGNA GARDENING

Turnip greens yarrow ricebean rutabaga endive cauliflower sea lettuce kohlrabi amaranth water spinach avocado daikon napa cabbage asparagus winter purslane kale. Celery potato scallion desert raisin horseradish spinach carrot soko. Lotus root water spinach fennel kombu maize bamboo shoot green bean swiss chard seakale pumpkin onion chickpea gram corn pea. Brussels sprout coriander water chestnut gourd swiss chard wakame kohlrabi beetroot carrot watercress. Corn amaranth salsify bunya nuts nori azuki bean chickweed potato bell pepper artichoke.

Nori grape silver beet broccoli kombu beet greens fava bean potato quandong celery. Bunya nuts black-eyed pea prairie turnip leek lentil turnip greens parsnip. Sea lettuce lettuce water chestnut eggplant winter purslane fennel azuki bean earthnut pea sierra leone bologi leek soko chicory celtuce parsley jícama salsify.

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