Home & Garden

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Basic Lawn Care: You Can Have A Beautiful Lawn!
So how did your lawn look this past summer? Many garden centers and lawn care providers would like you to think you need a lot of products and to spend a lot of time to have a beautiful lawn, but that is just not so! Discover all of the important methods turf care professionals use for their own lawns. You will spend less money and time on your lawn while making it thick, lush, weed free and ready to be green in 2019!  No matter if you are starting a new lawn or trying to revitalize or improve an existing lawn, the simple-to-follow environmentally friendly steps and timeline provided during this course will take the guesswork and expense out of lawn care. It all starts with what you need to do this September!  Join us… because next spring could be too late!

Thursday * 9/27/18 * 6-8 pm * $20 (member) $25 (non-member)
HOME CF002-01 * Linda Whitlock * Room: LT-303


Fresh from the Garden! Canning Fruit and Vegetables to Enjoy all Year – NEW
Want to enjoy those farm fresh fruits and veggies all winter long? Looking to save money and maintain good health year around? Preserving food that is grown or purchased locally at the height of its freshness and flavor is not only economical but also a great way to keep a healthy variety in your diet throughout the year. This workshop will demonstrate and discuss all the equipment and steps needed for home water bath and pressure canning and freezing. Don’t miss this chance to learn what your grandparents already knew… farm-fresh and locally grown is best!

Wednesday * 10/10/18 * 6-8 pm * $20 (member) $25 (non-member)
COOK CS002-01 * Tammy Morgan * Room: LT-303


Putting Your Gardens to Bed in the Fall So They Wake Up in the Spring – NEW
We will explore a variety of tasks that you can complete in your flower gardens, vegetable gardens and lawns to help insure that they get off to the best possible start next spring. Included will be mulching leaves into the lawn, when to do that final fertilization, tips for keeping garden beds weed free in the spring, best time to relocate plants in the landscape, and making sure that plants don’t die of thirst over the winter. Don’t let all of your hard work go to waste, join us and your gardens will be as amazing next year as they were this year!

Thursday * 10/11/18 * 6-8 pm * $20 (member) $25 (non-member)
HOME CF002-02 * Linda Whitlock * Room: LT-303


Organize Your Time to Organize Your Life – NEW
We’ve always known there are only 24 hours in a day; the big question is: How do you use your hours? Is there so much “stuff” in your life that you can’t see the forest for the trees? You can bring balance and peace back into your life by getting rid of all that useless stuff that has been cluttering up your life! In this workshop we’ll explore how we can gain useful minutes and even hours each day by creating a space that is organized and truly speaks to who we are now. If you’re ready to focus on the important things in your life, if you’d like less stress in your day-to-day activities, and if you want to be more effective, efficient, and productive, then this class is for you. Managing your space can help you manage your time.

Tuesday * 10/16/18 * 6-8:30 pm * $25 (member) $35 (non-member)
PDEV CK003-02 * Delma Smith * Room: LT-304


Herbal Holiday Gifts from the Garden – NEW
Is your garden overrun by the wonderful herbs you’ve been using all summer? What if you could use them to make unique holiday gifts for friends and family? In this fun class you’ll learn how to use the harvest of your herb garden to make fragrant gifts that will bring flavor and health to others. You’ll make a gift in class and we’ll share other ideas that will inspire you to get the most out of your herbs. Show those you love how much you care with an amazing gift from your garden!

Thursday * 10/25/18 * 6-8 pm * $25 (member) $35 (non-member)
HOME CF002-03 * Linda Whitlock * Room: LT-303


Staging your Home for Sale
Every seller wants their home to sell fast and bring top dollar. Does that sound good to you? Well, it’s not luck that makes that happen. It’s careful planning and knowing how to professionally spruce up your home that will send home buyers scurrying for their checkbooks.  Learn the difference between prepping your property and staging your property.  To be competitive you must do both properly and Carole (named as Top 100 Most Influential People in the Real Estate Staging Industry, 2018) will show you how.  Real estate agents will tell you that homes will receive more offers and sell more quickly if they have been staged. If you are truly ready to sell your home, then you won’t want to miss this informative class.  Learn the tools and techniques professionals use to garner competitive offers and sell that house!

Tuesday * 12/4/18 * 6-8:30 pm * $25 (member) $35 (non-member)
HOME CE003-01 * Carole Morgan * Room: LT-304


Redesign & Redecorate Your Rooms in an Instant!
Do you watch makeover shows and wish your home could be transformed in such a small amount of time? Discover the latest home decorating phenomenon—staging to live. Learn how to redecorate your home using your existing furnishings. Find out how to make your rooms look larger while emphasizing their architectural strengths. Do some “shopping” in other rooms to make the most of every space. Whatever the problem or challenge, staging to live respects your taste and possessions while creating a beautiful home that fits your unique lifestyle. Join a home staging professional to learn a variety of tips and tricks that you can apply to any room in your house to make it home sweet home.

Tuesday * 12/11/18 * 6-8:30 pm * $25 (member) $35 (non-member)
HOME CD003-01 * Carole Morgan * Room: LT-304


Best Deal! Take Both Staging & Redesign
Tuesdays * 12/4/18-12/11/18 * 6-8:30 pm * $39 (member) $59 (non-member)
HOME CD005-01 * Carole Morgan * Room: LT-304


Online Offerings

Introduction to Interior Design

Start Your Own Edible Garden

Growing Plants for Fun and Profit

Start and Operate Your Own Home-Based Business

Start Your Own Arts and Crafts Business