Home & Garden

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Raised Bed Gardening: Growing Veggies & Herbs for Beginners –NEW

Raised-bed gardening is a great way to grow vegetables — especially if the soil in your area is compacted or has poor drainage. And there’s no bending over to pull weeds or harvest vegetables!

Raised beds take very little space, and in this class we share everything you need to know to plan, plant, care for and harvest a raised bed garden. From soil preparation to the secrets of a high-yielding garden, after this class you’ll be ready for fresh, juicy and delicious veggies right out of your own backyard or patio.

Wednesday * 4/10/19 * 6-8 pm * $25 (member) $35 (non-member)
Linda Whitlock * Room: LT-303

 

Beekeeping 101: Bee Hives & Tools

This new class is an overview of beekeeping and is designed for the curious or the beginner who may not even have bees yet. We’ll cover basic beekeeping, bee biology, explore the parts of the hives, the tools used by beekeepers and you’ll have plenty of time to ask questions and get answers from your instructor, a beekeeper for over 17 years.

Wednesday * 5/1/19 * 6-8:30 pm * $25 (member) $35 (non-member)
Wrifton Graham * Room: LT-303

 

Beekeeping 102: Inside the Hive

We’ll continue our exploration of beekeeping as you learn what to watch out for right after installing your bees. Plus you’ll learn much more about the bees themselves, honey production, how to handle bees and how they interact within the hive. We’ll also share information about upcoming beekeeping classes that will be held at the instructor’s bee farm.

Wednesday * 5/8/19 * 6-8:30 pm * $25 (member) $35 (non-member)
Wrifton Graham * Room: LT-303

 

Beekeeping 103: Pests & Diseases in the Hive – NEW

Properly caring for your bee colonies is vital to their survival and to your ability to harvest honey from them. Bees are susceptible to various types of viruses, fungi, pests and diseases, and in this new class you’ll learn all about them and what to do in the event your bees develop an issue. We’ll cover the most likely issues, how to treat them and ideally, how to prevent them. We’ll also share information about upcoming beekeeping classes that will be held at the instructor’s bee farm.

Wednesday * 5/15/19 * 6-8:30 pm * $25 (member) $35 (non-member)
Wrifton Graham * Room: LT-303

 

Best Deal! All 3 Beekeeping classes for only $49

Wednesdays * 5/1/19-5/15/19 * 6-8:30 pm * $49 (member) $79 (non-member)
Wrifton Graham * Room: LT-303

 

Organizing Your Home with Safety in Mind

Do you ever find yourself living with cast off items underfoot, closets stuffed and unusable, or stairs that are cluttered? Due to the growing popularity of older adults living independently, it’s important to make sure you have a home safety organization plan in place. Getting your home organized will not only help your mind, body, and spirit, but also everyone else who comes to visit you. You’re your instructor, Maryssa, as she discusses dangers present in the home, gives insight on roadblocks you may face when trying to organize, and helps you prepare your organizational plan. You can help prevent falls and accidents by making changes to unsafe areas in the home with the tips you will learn in this valuable class.

Thursday * 5/16/19 * 10 am-12 pm * $20 (member) $35 (non-member)
Maryssa Payne * Room: LT-304

 

Online Offerings

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Growing Plants for Fun and Profit

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