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Making Herb Gardens in Small Spaces


Adult Enrichment / Special Interest -
Summer 2022

Want to learn the basics of gardening? Interested in starting small and getting practical experience? Creating a wagon wheel garden at the Forest View Garden Plots. Participate in the creation, harvesting and care of the garden, while learning gardening techniques and what to do with garden surplus.

This series of classes is designed to help both beginner and intermediate gardeners to learn and perfect the art of gardening in a practical hands-on way. Participants will be asked to bring a chair and gardening gloves, as well as dress for the outdoors (rain or shine) for each session. All programs are held on Tuesdays at the Forest View Education Center Community Garden area.

In series 1: Plan, prepare and plant the wheel. Discussing plant selection, design tips and planting needs and technique. Participants will get their hands dirty and learn ways to use fertilizer and compost to enhance performance, as well as companion planting and spacing techniques. Bring a pair of gloves and a gardening hand shovel. We will also discuss container and patio gardens.

In series 2: Begin caring for and harvesting the garden. Learning how to use the fruits of our labor. So, if you have some clippers bring those along with your gloves and we will harvest from the garden to make a few items to preserve those fresh flavors. Participants will learn to make vinegar and craft flavored salts and sugars, butters and more.

In series 3: Continue harvesting in the height of the season, learn and try out drying techniques and try a few easy recipes with our surplus. Learn to make refrigerator pickles to take home and try some quick cooking ideas. We will determine if our companion planting strategy was successful and make and sample some hot and iced tea. Bring clipper or scissors and a pair of gardening gloves.

In series 4: Change to bulk harvesting and preserving the items that have grown. Participants will learn preservation techniques, like simple pickling, compound butters to freeze, and vinegar infusion. We will also learn how to put an herb garden to bed at the end of the season. Bring your gardening gloves and a paper bag to bring home some herbs.

For a great savings, register for the full series!

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06223-03
Forest View Educational Center : Outdoors
Tue Aug 2, Tue Aug 9 & Tue Aug 16
6:00 - 8:00 PM

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Min Age   18 yr.

Price: $ 105 00
06223-04
Forest View Educational Center : Outdoors
Tue Sep 13, Tue Sep 20 & Tue Sep 27
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06223-02 Closed
Forest View Educational Center : Outdoors
Tue Jul 12, Tue Jul 19 & Tue Jul 26
6:00 - 8:00 PM

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Min Age   18 yr.

Price: $ 105 00

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