Backyard Gardening: A Full Season Walkthrough! - McLean County
Date:Tue, 4/23/2019 - Tue, 9/10/2019
Time:Begins at 6:00 PM
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A step-by step series to teach residents to grow a diverse mix of vegetables, efficiently use garden space, and manage the produce you grow. The skills learned in this class can be useful for a beginner with a backyard garden, a small-plot community garden, or an organization’s larger donation garden. Beginning gardeners will learn how to get started. Seasoned gardeners will be able to hone their practices.
Class topics include soil health, garden planning, vegetable varieties, crop rotation, seeding, weeding and tools, garden insects and diseases, trellising, irrigation, herbs, harvest, storage and preservation, composting, edible landscapes, seed saving, cover crops, and using the produce.
Extension educators will guide participants through a Garden Calendar to produce food efficiently throughout the growing season, using proven and reliable techniques.
Classes will be every-other Tuesday on the following dates:
- April 23rd
- May 7th
- May 21st
- June 4th
- June 18th
- July 2nd
- July 16th
- July 30th
- August 13th
- August 27th
- September 10th
Cost: Find pricing options in the online registration form below.
Registration: Online registration form. Registration includes the Vegetable Gardening Guide of the Midwest, eleven hands-on gardening classes and learning materials, and a share of produce harvested from the teaching garden in Normal. There is also a work option where the fee will be waived in exchange for working in the production garden with our garden leader for 10 extra hours throughout the season outside of class.