Ypsi-Arbor 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 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 my home 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 $300 but no serious offer to attend the course will be refused, including time bank hours or barter. 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. Feel free to bring a weekly offering or all up front, your choice.

With Milton Dixon

Registration: email 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 my home, 2599 Fernwood Ave, Ann Arbor 48104, and meet 9am-11am on the following Dates in 2019:

23-MarGarden Design
6-AprStarting Seeds
20-AprComposting and Tree Planting
4-MayGarden Establishment, transplanting
1-JunDiagnosing Problems
15-JunWeeds and Forest Gardens
29-JunFood Preservation: Overview and Freezing and Drying
13-JulFood Preservation: Canning and Fermentation
27-Jul***Field trip
10-Aug***Field trip
24-AugSaving Seeds and Frost Watch
7-SepPutting the Garden to Bed, Root Cellaring
5-OctEvaluation and Celebration

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