This is a series of classes for the beginning vegetable gardener. Whether you have never grown vegetables before, or you gardened as a child and would like to pick it back up, or if you just want to get “back to basics” this is the series for you. We will cover a whole range of gardening topics: while this is by no means an exhaustive series, the goal is to impart enough knowledge to the student to help them have a successful gardening year.
Cost: $5/members per session, $10/nonmembers per session (UT Students receive the member rate.)
Prepay for the series: Garden member $20/nonmember $40
Your Garden throughout the Year Featuring an overview of the gardening year, starting in early spring. Tells when to plant different kinds of crops and when to expect harvests. If you’ve ever wondered “well, what would be the best action to take in the garden right now?” then this would be the class to take.
Wednesday, January 13; 6-7:30 p.m.
Preventing Disease, Weed and Pest Problems Just as the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Learn how to care for your plants to make them strong enough to resist disease and pest problems. Learn how to identify common pests and weeds to nip the problem in the bud.
Wednesday, January 27; 6-7:30 p.m.
Soil: It’s Important More than just the medium in which our plants grow, soil can be thought of as its own organism, containing the lives of many bacteria, fungi, and bugs. Learn how to take care of your soil so that it can take care of your plants.
Wednesday, February 10; 6-7:30 p.m.
Vegetable Plants to Consider for TN Both tradition and modern trends play a role in what we want to plant in our gardens. Learn how to select the best varieties for your needs. Also, learn how to find less-available varieties and how to start plants from seed.
Wednesday, February 24; 6-7:30 p.m.
Benefits of Garden Design Learn about the differences between in-ground and raised-bed gardens, add some color to your garden with beneficial flowers, and see what plants benefit from vertical gardening. This class also contains a recap of the topics we have covered.
Wednesday, March 9; 6-7:30 p.m.