Ypsi-Arbor 2019 Green Thumb Gardening Course

Are you new to gardening and don’t know where to begin? Have a little experience, but keep running into problems? The Ypsi-Arbor 2018 Green Thumb Gardening Course is for you! What’s even better is that this course is a gift to the community and to anyone that is willing to show up and do the work.

Class will meet for two hours on Saturdays every other week (or so) at Dawn Farm throughout the growing season. Each class will include some theory, as well as lots of hands-on experience. Whether your space is large or small, you will learn all you need to know to set up and maintain your own garden!

The suggested course fee is $250 but no serious offer to attend the course will be refused. It is highly encouraged even that you PICK YOUR OWN PRICE. Think about what you can afford, what the class is worth to you – with consideration for the facilitator and the cooperative hosting the garden. We trust you to give what’s fair with all those things in mind.

Facilitated by Milton Dixon

Registration: email miltonics@gmail.com or call 773.789.8887

This 15 class gardening course will walk you through all the steps you need to start a garden. Class will be held at 6633 Stony Creek Road Ypsilanti, MI 48197 and meet 9am-11am on the following Dates:

Date Theme
17-Mar Garden Design
31-Mar Starting Seeds
14-Apr Planting
28-Apr Composting and Tree Planting
12-May Garden Establishment, transplanting
26-May Soil
9-Jun Diagnosing Problems
16-Jun Weeds and Forest Gardens
30-Jun Food Preservation: Overview and Freezing and Drying
14-Jul Food Preservation: Canning and Fermentation
28-Jul ***Field trip
11-Aug ***Field trip
25-Aug Saving Seeds and Frost Watch
15-Sep Putting the Garden to Bed, Root Cellaring
29-Sep Evaluation and Celebration

***indicates class will be at a different location, stay tuned for information on where we will meet

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