Winter Gardening & Soil Basics George Kaas
Feb. 6, Wednesday, 4-6pm Feb. 9, Saturday, 10-12pm
We will be talking about what can be “wintered over” in your garden. What effects do winter have on your soil and how to best prepare for a healthy summer season. 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. We will provide planting tables to help guide your seed buying.
Garden Design George Kaas Feb. 20, Wednesday, 4-6pm Feb. 23, Saturday, 10-12pm We will discuss how to look at your yard as if you were a landscape designer. Especially important for placement of fruit bearing trees, bushes and vines. Considerations for placement of vegetable gardens. In this presentation, we will talk about your overall yard including hardscape assessments, materials use, integration with your home and/or views, sunlight observations, air flow and other major landscaping decisions.
March 9, Sat, 10:30am-12pm Can you make a Turkey Whistle? Ron Snyder & Cathy Taggett You can, if you come to this workshop with Ron Snyder and Cathy Taggett! Just in time to use the turkey bones from Easter for something other than soup. Join us for this fun, hands on class. You will take home a real whistle!! (not a turkey calling whistle!)
March 13, Wednesday, 4-6pm – Pruning Kelle Sunter This is STILL a good time to start pruning. New thoughts about how and when to prune (the why is still the same!) Take advantage of some of our sunny winter days and brush up on those pruning skills. We will discuss tools, why prune, decisions necessary (learning to understand growth habits of trees/bushes). We will also present on overgrown trees and how to get them back in shape. Bring your questions!
March 16, Sat, 10am – 12noon – Tool Sharpening & Spring Maintenance Phil McRee and Heino Sunter Time to think about getting your yard tools ready for work! Sharper tools work better and well adjusted tools, even better. We are going to be covering the basics (no tear downs of riding lawn mowers), including tips and tricks for making the process easier and more efficient.
March 27, Wed, 4-6pm – Dahlias Tiffany Fisk and Kelle Sunter March 30, Sat, 10am-12pm Dahlias are considered to be the premier cut flower. Easy to grow, though, there are some definite tricks! With thousands of colors and flower forms and their long bloom time they are VERY rewarding!! Presentation includes expert dahlia growers, live demos and answering questions.
April 1, Monday, 7-8pm – Hearing Aids Heino Sunter April 4, Thursday, 7-8pm
Want to hear better, but it's just too expensive? Learn how to purchase name brand hearing aids for a fraction of the cost. Class will cover information on hearing testing, hearing aid cleaning, maintenance, and adjustments. Presented by Heino Sunter, a hearing aid user who wants share what he's learned.
April 6, Saturday, 10:30-12pm Backyard Chickens Dalia of Chickenlandia!April 10, Wed. 4-5:30pm Dalia Monterroso, ambassador for Scratch and Peck Feeds and creator of the popular YouTube Channel "Welcome to Chickenlandia" returns to teach you everything you need to know about having your own backyard flock of happy, healthy chickens. Learn how to select the necessary supplies, provide the proper nutrition and natural care, and avoid predators, large and small.
April 20, Saturday, 10am-12pm – Worms! & Composting Do you scrape plates into the garbage? Toss vegetable scraps, also? It’s not a good thing for our landfills AND you are throwing away valuable soil building materials! Whether you have been thinking about a compost bin or becoming a Worm Wrangler, this workshop will get you started!! We will cover the basics of food waste “recycling”, how easy it is AND managing worms, indoors and out! The upside - You will see huge benefits in your garden!
April 24, Wednesday, 4-6pm – Container Gardening Kelle Sunter Join us for an “out of the ground and into the box” introduction to container gardening. If you think that you MUST have a plot of land or maybe mobility issues have slowed you down, we want to help you NOT give up on gardening!! We will start with the basics from choosing containers and the right plants to learning how to water them.
May 8, Wednesday, 4-6pm – Kombucha kelle Sunter Known as “The Elixir of Life”, Kombucha origins remain shrouded in mystery. Some drink it for health, some for flavor. If you have never tried it, nows your chance! 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 (SCOBY) to start brewing.
May 18, Saturday, 10-12noon - Planting for Year Round Harvest George Kaas May 22, Wednesday, 4-6pm Seems silly to be thinking about Fall planting right now, but to get that late season harvest and into the winter produce, NOW is the time! We will talk about what can be grown and harvested year round. How to build your soil, winter protection (now is a great time to plan and build some) and best planting practices for healthy harvests.