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Citizen Gardener - 2-day Hands-On Class

Hands-On Organic Vegetable Gardening Class

Don’t have a lot of time, money, patience, or space…but want a productive vegetable garden?

  • learn about DFW’s unique growing season(s), climate, soils, plants, and water resources
  • raise safe, nutritious food for your family
  • teach children to know and enjoy gardening

What will I do in the class?

  • Basics: Gain knowledge needed to turn your bare ground or Bermuda grass lawn into raised-garden beds – in the right place, with the right soil, at the right time, with the right plants. Small enough to manage, big enough to provide real food.
  • Techniques: Raised beds; soil, mulch, and compost; bio-intensive/square-foot gardening, organic methods.
  • plant varieties that work best in the North Central Texas area
  • water management
  • plant starts, seeds, and propagation
  • good and bad bugs
  • 80% hands-on -- Remainder of class is discussion time

Do It,…Learn It,…Go Home and Do It:. Saturday AM workshops include fun outdoor activities with a great group.

How it works:

  • Complete the Course - learn the skills, gain the knowledge, and be encouraged
  • Community Service - volunteer 8 hours within the program (generally at the garden where your class was hosted)
  • Become a Citizen Gardener!



This class will span two days: Saturday February 16 and Saturday February 23, 2013, from 8:30am to noon each day.

COST: $35 per person (Must register and pay in advance by going to, click on the 'buy now' button, and complete the process to reserve your spot in the class.  Payment must be received by by February 13, and class is limited to 25 students.  If you don't receive two confirmation emails (one from paypal and one from Citizen Gardener DFW) within 2 days of registering, please send an email to [masked].


RSVPing 'yes' on this website or any other does not register you for class and does not reserve your spot in class.  Registration instructions are in the previous paragraph.


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  • Claudia

    who is teaching this?

    February 9, 2013

  • Steven C.

    bummer...too short notice :(

    February 8, 2013

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