Gardening and Environment

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Midwinter Houseplant Makeover

Saturday, January 10, 10:30am–12pm
Are your houseplants looking run-down? Do you want to learn how to brighten your indoor space with plants? Learn proper care and selection for tropical and blooming houseplants to brighten your indoor space.

$15 members; $20 non-members

Indoor Winter Edibles

Saturday, January 17, 10:30am–12pm
Don’t let winter hinder your green thumb—or your palate! Learn easy techniques to grow micro-greens and lettuce, explore indoor mushroom growing kits and become versed in windowsill herb production. Take home seeds.
 
$20 members; $25 non-members

Basic Butterfly Gardening

Saturday, January 24, 10:30am–12:30pm
Learn the basics of butterfly gardening including the differences between host plants and nectar plants, the roles of exotic plants and native plants, and other butterfly needs. Take home native plant seeds and a list of butterfly host and nectar plants.
 
$15 members; $20 non-members

Plants of Desire

Wednesday, January 28, 1–2:30pm
Explore the origins of some of the world’s most desired flavors. Taste samples while discovering the enchanting history of the plants that provide us with chocolate, vanilla, coffee and spices.
$20 members; $25 non-members

All About Orchids

Sunday, February 15, 1–3pm
Sunday, March 15, 1–3pm
Explore the wonderful world of orchids, the largest and most diverse plant family on earth. Learn the basics of growing and caring for orchids in the home environment. Demonstrations will cover repotting, pest and disease problems, and care for specific types. Receive an orchid plant to take home.

$50 members; $60 non-members

Advanced Butterfly Gardening

Saturday, February 28, 10:30am–12:30pm
Begin thinking like a butterfly. Learn about nectar preferences of specific butterfly species, and the best locations for your host plants to maximize their use.
$15 members; $20 non-members

Birdscaping

Sunday, March 1, 1–3pm
Transform an ordinary garden into a welcoming habitat for your feathered neighbors. Class includes a short lecture, demonstration and tour of the ScottsMiracle-Gro Community Garden Campus and Pollinators Garden (rain or shine). Take home a bird-themed garden ornament.
$30 members; $35 non-members

Start From Seed

Tuesday, March 3, 6–7:30pm
Expand your horticultural knowledge with the basics of seed starting. Learn garden season prep, garden design, companion planting and plant timing. Take home your own seed-starting kit.
$20 members; $25 non-members

Basic Garden Design I (Four-Week Series)

Saturdays, March 7–28, 10:30am–12pm
Adapt the basic design principles of color, texture, scale, rhythm, repetition and form to create a landscape plan. Design a customized garden with trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and bulbs. Sketch and add to your master plan in class, with take-home work each week. The final class features individualized sessions and specific guidance on your completed plan. Take home work required.
$60 members; $70 non-members (for four-week series)

Breakfast with Birds (For All Ages)

Saturday, March 14, 9–10:30am
Interested in bird watching? Want to know how to identify birds within a garden landscape? Learn how to find birds in this class that includes a short presentation, hike and a scone from the Garden Café. Take home a birding guide.
$5 members; $8 non-members

Create a Certified Butterfly Garden

Saturday, March 21, 10:30am–12:30pm
Using photos and measurement of your home landscape, design your own butterfly garden that will meet the needs of specific butterfly species. Take home a butterfly plant starter kit that includes the plants necessary for a Certified Butterfly Garden.
$25 members; $30 non-members

Plan a Year of Edibles

March 28, 10:30am–12pm
Plant a garden that will produce fruits and vegetables all year. Take home guidance for preparing your garden for the year, month-by-month planning, and season extension techniques.
 
$15 members; $20 non-members