CCAC
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Topics > Garden


ABCs of Gardening
$39.00 (1 section available)
How does your garden grow? Are you tired of the way it looks? With the ABCs of gardening, you will be able to rehabilitate your yard with a few simple steps. Students should bring a photo of their yard to class. Students will learn: 1. Soil analysis: amendments/fertilizers. 2. Site analysis: what to keep and what not to keep. 3. Plant selection: choosing the proper plant for your yard. 4. Maintaining your new yard: water, pruning, protection.

Container Gardens
$39.00 (3 sections available)
Do you have a small yard, no yard, or just can't bend to reach the yard anymore? Gardening is still possible and within your reach! Container gardening can offer you the same joys as gardening in a large area. Selecting containers, choosing soil media, selecting proper plants for your site, fertilizing, and maintaining are some of the topics covered in this workshop.

From Seed to Transplant
$39.00 (2 sections available)
Starting your own seeds can be intimidating and rewarding. Discover all you need to know to be successful from selecting seeds and containers to calculating when to start the seeds. How much light, heat and water do the seeds need to thrive? Students will participate in a hands-on activity.

Gardening for Monarch Butterflies
$39.00 (1 section available)
To be successful at gardening for monarch butterflies, there are several essential elements you must consider. Providing the correct habitat, selecting monarch-friendly plants, beneficial garden design and wise pest management practices are some of the topics covered in this class.

Gardening With Raised Beds
$39.00 (2 sections available)
Discover the many benefits of raised beds for your gardens. Raised beds are a simple solution for poor soil, can increase your yield, and can give you a head start on planting in the spring. Students will discuss the different types of raised beds, site selection and preparation, soil, planting and maintenance.

Growing Fruits and Berries
$39.00 (1 section available)
Always wanted to grow your own fruits and berries to eat freshly picked or to cook and bake with? We know just how to help. Students will discover the wide range of varieties that are best to plant in this area along with the benefits of fruits and berries in the landscape. When you have an abundance of harvest, learn the best way of preserving them.

Hanging Basket Workshop
$49.00 (2 sections available)
Hanging baskets can create a focal point for your garden. Students will learn the skills needed to create and maintain a beautiful hanging basket. You will be guided through color selection, form and texture combinations along with basket, soil and fertilizer selection. Create your basket at the second class. Supplies are extra and will be discussed at the first class

Hillside Gardening
$39.00 (4 sections available)
Does your landscape include a hill? Learn how to turn this into a true landscape asset. Students will explore how to analyze their hill and select the best solution to their problem. Bring a photograph to class.

Pruning
$39.00 (1 section available)
This class provides information on why, when, and how to prune. Can proper pruning decrease the need for pesticides? Come prepared to practice proper pruning techniques. Bring a pair of pruning shears with you to class.

Rain Gardens -Soak Up the Rain
$39.00 (1 section available)
Do you have a low lying area that collects rain water? Designing and planting a rain garden can be a cost effective, beneficial and beautiful way to improve the area. Your rain garden will provide food and shelter for butterflies and birds all while filtering pollutants from water run-off allowing the water to soak more efficiently into the ground.

Square Foot Gardening
$39.00 (1 section available)
Maximize your garden production using minimal space. Learn how to construct and lay out your garden; select and plant your crops; and maintain your square foot garden. What are the pros and cons of square foot gardening?

The Perfect Lawn
$39.00 (1 section available)
Have you always wanted a thick, lush green lawn? It is possible to do it yourself! Learn how to properly care for your lawn through all the seasons of the year. Lawn care will include fertilizers, lime, weed control, revitalizing an old lawn, seeding a new lawn, thatch, aeration, winterizing and proper mowing.

Vegetable Gardening
$39.00 (1 section available)
Plant a vegetable garden and stretch your food budget. Do you miss the fresh vegetables from the summer time? Are you tired of winter and longing to get started planting in the garden? Discover what cool weather crops can be planted now. Discover how you get a jump on the season. You have never had a garden before? Learn how to get started then enjoy fresh vegetables straight from your own yard.

Vermicomposting - Composting With Worms
$39.00 (1 section available)
Reduce, reuse and recycle your green waste with Vermicomposting. Learn how to compost using worms. Worms work fast, all winter, and their casting are rich in nutrients. What do you need to get started, maintain your worm bin, and enrich your gardens? How does vermicomposting differ from regular composting?

What Tree Is That?
$49.00 (1 section available)
For the inexperienced naturist who wants to be able to identify trees on sight. This course will go over the basics of leaf identification, location, and branch placement to help identify the common trees in the Western Pennsylvania area. We will also cover choosing the right tree for the right space in your yard.

 
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