Current Classes 2018

Successful Gardener classes 2018
Classes are Tuesdays, 630-830PM, *Workshop is Saturday, 10AM-12PM. Classes will be held at Renfrow Hardware or Renfrow Farm.

January 30 From the Windowsill to the Garden: Starting Plants from Seed
Growing your own plants from seed is easy and can save you money. We’ll talk about seed selection, setting up your growing area, looking after your young plants and lots more!

February 24* A Cut Above: Pruning Fruit trees workshop
Pruning is one of the most important things you can do for the health of your trees. This class covers the basic types of cuts, why to make a pruning cut, and the right tools and how to maintain them. This is a SATURDAY WORKSHOP, so we’ll go down to the farm and do some pruning. Please dress for the weather!

March 13 The 4 Season Garden: Spring & Summer
In the NC Piedmont, you can have something growing all year. And with a little protection, you can get an early start on lots of crops. We’ll look at ways to grow food earlier in the year and have more fresh food from your garden! We’ll look at some of those ways down at the farm, so please dress for the weather.

April 10 Soup & Salad Gardens
One of the easiest ways to eat seasonally, is to create lots of soups and salads from the fresh vegetables you grow. But not every vegetable that you use in a particular recipe is available year round. We’ll look at garden plans, soup & salad recipes, and planting guides to learn how to lay out a tasty garden.

May 8 Organic Gardening Primer
We’ve all heard the “o-word” but what does it mean? Learn how to grow more fresh food using flowers, herbs, & compost.

June 12 More Food From Less Space
Space and time are two scarce commodities these days. In order to get the most from the smaller gardens of today, you need to understand the concepts of intensive, small space gardening. Let’s see what it takes to grow lots of good, fresh food from one or 2 small raised beds.

July 10 Summer Garden Challenges
Every summer is different in the garden. This year, we’ll look at the challenges that face us as gardeners in the changing climate.

August 7 The 4 Season Garden: Fall & Winter
In the NC Piedmont, you can have something growing all year. And with a little protection, you can keep lots of crops growing into cold weather. We’ll look at ways to grow food later in the year and have more fresh food from your garden! We’ll look at some of those ways down at the farm, so we’ll be in the sun & heat. Please dress for the weather.

September 11 Home Composting
Compost is a great addition to any garden. It solves so many garden problems simply by adding organic matter to the soil. It’s easy to make, doesn’t need a fancy bin, and keeps food scraps out of the landfill. We’ll look at a simple compost system that will let you create lots of great garden soil.

October 9 Edible Landscapes
We tend to look at our food crops through a single purpose lens. How much food will this plant yield? But many of our fruits and vegetables look great in the garden! Come learn how to add these plants to our landscapes. We’ll feed our souls beautiful gardens while we feed our bodies good feed

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