Hattie’s Garden is excited to be offering gardening classes in April this year.
The classes, consisting of two three-hour sessions, are intentionally limited in size (6 to 8 participants), in order to provide customized instruction. We are offering two classes to select from.
The cost is $100 and includes a “plug” tray of your own “starts” you will prepare here at the garden with seeds Hattie provides. (And, of course, refreshments are provided.)
You can register online for one of two classes held over two three-hour sessions at Hattie’s Garden.
Update: The final dates below have been revised from original post based on customer feedback to avoid Easter weekend.
- Saturday Class: held on April 1 and April
158 from 2 – 5 p.m.
- Sunday Class: held on April 2 and April
169 from 2 – 5 p.m.
The focus of the class is practical hands-on growing of vegetables, herbs and annual flowers, with a goal for you to create or expand and improve upon a vegetable, herb and annuals garden in whatever space you have available.
The size of your garden can be anything from containers to a small or large plot in your yard. We will discuss organic gardening principles, soil preparation, seeding and transplanting, garden maintenance — including weeding, mulching and pest and disease control, and harvesting and succession planting. You should be eating vegetables from your garden by the beginning of June.
A new focus for me this year is remineralization of my soil. I want to share some of what I have been learning and will also encourage all participants to obtain a soil test from a lab that can give you results for trace minerals in your soil.
For those of you who sign up, I will be communicating with you about an appropriate and inexpensive soil testing lab you can use and how to send off a sample. We will translate the soil tests during the class, talk about how to remedy any mineral deficiencies you have and help you to find and obtain critical minerals inexpensively.
Gardening is a wonderful adventure. Welcome aboard.
Yours in the classroom,