Gardening 101 How to grow your own food (part of 8 session series)

Great news! Michelle is taking on teaching another round of Gardening 101. She is a great teacher and can answer your questions far beyond the scope of this course.


This is part of a series of 8 lessons.

The course covers the following subjects:

1. Intro and Basics of Organic and Permaculture
2. Garden Siting and Design
3. Soil and Composting
4. Choosing Plants and Basic Botany
5. Seeding and Planting
6. Irrigation
7. Weeds, Pests and Disease
8. Using your Harvested Food

The course is geared towards beginning gardeners, so, even if your hands have never touched soil or plants, you are welcome. If you already know something about growing your own food, you are sure to deepen your knowledge and walk away with more ideas to implement.

However, if you are an experienced, or somewhat experienced Gardener come and take the course as well. We would like for you to step up into the role of a teacher. We are providing a curriculum as well as training if you further need/want any after attending a class series. We like to offer this course over and over again, in different time slots and hopefully with different teachers. If you are interested, please contact me.


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  • Fred

    I came yesterday but could not find anyone. I was at the school site. Did I go to the wrong place?

    August 23, 2013

    • Kathleen C.

      Hi Fred, I'm new to this but yes, we were in the portable at the far right end of the school. I guess maybe you had been in another room before! Sorry you missed it.

      August 23, 2013

  • Fred

    I went to 3845 Spring Street Spring Valley

    August 23, 2013

    • Marianne W.

      That is the right address and the center used to be a school. Meeting is in room 28. When you enter through the gate close to the parking lot, make a right to the pre fab unit

      August 23, 2013

  • Kathleen C.

    This was my first time attending and I enjoyed it very much. Michelle was delightful and very knowledgeable. I'm inspired to do my own canning!

    1 · August 23, 2013

  • Maria

    The class covered so much information about growing veggies and fruit. The instructor was
    a total wealth of information and she made the class really interesting and so much fun.
    Michelle is a dynamite instructor and she has organized this class to convey as much knowledge as possible. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to learn how to grow their
    own food.

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • Sandra

    I thought I would get out in time but I'm still stuck at work :( I won't be able to make it to the last class. It was an awesome series though. I learned so much and Michele is very knowledgeable!

    August 22, 2013

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