Jan. 10, Wednesday, 4-6pm
Help keep those New Years Resolutions with healthier food choices! The origins of Kombucha are shrouded in mystery but the evidence indicates that it has been around for thousands of years helping folks to feel better! We invite you to get in touch with your inner "Ghengis" by learning more about this interesting elixir at this fun, informative presentation. We will be sampling different flavors, demonstrating how to make your own AND sending you home with your own culture to start brewing.
Mason Bees - Alternative Pollinators Kelle Sunter
Jan. 13, Saturday, 10-12 The crisis with our bees is very real. We want to help you learn how to support pollinators in your own backyards. This workshop will present an overview of the problem and introduce you to native pollinators. We will discuss how to establish and maintain a colony in your yard.
Pruning 101 George Kaas
Jan. 24, Wednesday, 4-6pm
Jan. 27, Saturday, 10-12pm
Winter is the traditional time to prune, but the concepts can be applied year round. We will discuss tools, why prune, decisions necessary (learning to understand growth habits of trees/bushes). We will talk about overgrown trees and how to get them back in shape. In closing, we will have a brief conversation about harvesting scionwood and grafting custom fruit trees.
Winter Gardening George Kaas
Feb. 7, Wednesday, 4-6pm
Feb. 10, Saturday, 10-12pm
What can be “wintered over” in your garden? Starting seeds for transplanting out of doors and how to do it. What are hoop houses and how to get a jump on the growing season. Simple hoop house construction and what can you grow in it with passive protection. Seed sprouting for windowsill gardening.
Garden Design George Kaas
Feb. 21, Wednesday, 4-6pm
Feb. 24, Saturday, 10-12pm
Landscape designers bring specific skill sets to the table. In this class we will discus how to look at your yard as if you were a landscape designer. Especially important for placement of fruit bearing trees, bushes and vines. In this presentation, we will talk about site selection including hardscape assessments, scope of project, materials use, integration with your home and/or views, sunlight observations, air flow and other major landscaping decisions.