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The Communal Garden Classes

Here at the Conservatory, we believe gardening is for everyone! The monthly Communal Garden class series is a fun and free way to build skills that you can use in your own community or personal garden. Join Growing to Green Coordinator and Horticulturalist Sean McKay to learn about growing, harvesting and cooking with your favorite herbs and vegetables, how to compost, the science behind plants and so much more.

This free class series is open to all in the community and is part of larger Conservatory initiatives that build capacity, knowledge and enthusiasm for the joys of gardening. To learn more about all the ways that the Conservatory supports community gardeners, check out our Growing to Green program and discover how you can get involved!

2023 Class Schedule

January: Simplifying Seeds • February: Square Foot Gardening • March: Seed Starting • April: Grow Spud-tacular Potatoes • May: Growing Marvelous Mushrooms • June: Peppers • July: Garlic • August: Cut Flower Gardening • September: Compost 101 • October: Saving Seeds • November: Roots • December: Winter Interest

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Classes are monthly and registration opens every three months. The full 2023 class schedule is available above.

Growing Marvelous Mushrooms May 30, 6-7:30

Are you interested in growing your own mushrooms? Learn all about easy mushroom growing methods in this class, and then take a trip to the Community Garden Campus to watch the installation of a Wine Cap mushroom bed. Led by Marc Amante of Central State Extension

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Pepper Palooza June 27, 6-7:30

Peppers are easy to grow and range in colors and flavors. Whether you are looking to spice up your garden or sweeten up your salads, peppers are a great addition in your garden.

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Garlic 101 July 18, 6-7:30

Make growing garlic a fun and easy practice every year in your garden. Learn the when, where, and how questions, along with proper maintenance and harvest practices.

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