Classes & Events

Classes are scheduled throughout the year ranging from garden growing and care to craft classes during the  holidays. Check back often, or call us and we’ll be happy to let you know what’s coming up.

All classes are free, unless otherwise stated. Please RSVP to (970) 565-8274 to reserve your spot. Classes and workshops that are “make and take” generally fill quickly and we have to order supplies in order to make sure we have enough materials for everyone, so it’s important that you register for those classes.

If there’s something you’d like to see us add to our list, please let us know that as well and we’ll be happy to see what we can do. Our best ideas sometimes come from our customers. We are also happy to accommodate special group requests. Be a lifelong learner! Call us today to schedule your group or club.

Spring 2017 Classes

February 18    1 pm   Ready, Set, Grow! – Spring is right around the corner and we’ll help you plan your garden, discuss how to start seeds, and give you a sneak peek at the new products that have arrived that will make gardening easier and more fun!

February 25    1 pm   Grow in the Snow! – Get the most out of our short seasons! Yes, you can start gardening now and we’ll show you how to extend your season and be the first on your road to have veggies and flowers!

March 4    1 pm   Seed Starting Primer – Some things just do better when started indoors early before being transplanted into your garden. We’ll talk about when to start each variety, how and show you some tricks for successfully transplanting your new babies to the garden.

March 18 1 pm   Pruning With the Pro – Confused about how, when and what to prune to keep your yard looking perfect? Take the mystery out of pruning with this workshop that will focus on pruning trees.

March 25  10 am   Feeding the Garden -Everything needs good nutrition to grow well, but too often gardeners ignore the need to feed. We’ll talk about basic plant nutrients, which to choose for your particular area and how and when to apply to keep your plants happy and healthy.

April 1  10 am Pruning With the Pro – Confused about how, when and what to prune to keep your yard looking perfect? Take the mystery out of pruning with this workshop that will focus on pruning roses and shrubs.

April 8  10 am  It’s Just Dirt – Confused about the stuff we call dirt? How do you make the stuff in your yard actually grow something? We’ll provide helpful information on the soils in our area, how to amend them, and how best to make your yard a gardeners showplace! And best of all, we’ll do a free soil test for anyone bringing a sample! Please call ahead for instructions for collecting your sample.

April 15   10 am  Totally Tomatoes (and Peppers!) – If you’d had our winter tomatoes, or purchased some of our spring starter plants, you know that Vic is “totally tomatoes!” Join him as he explores the world of tomatoes and peppers from start to finish.

April 15   1 pm  Growing Great Gardeners! – This class is especially for the kids! Join us as we introduce the magic of gardening to our youngest gardeners. We’ll talk about what’s easy to grow, how to grow things in containers, and each child will plant several pots to take home. Must be accompanied by an adult and please RSVP to 565-8274 in advance so that we know how many to expect. $5 fee

April 22   10 am GMO, Organics and Edibles – Despite all of the information that is available on genetically modified food, there are still a lot of misconceptions out there. This is a comprehensive class discussing GMO in regards to seeds and plants. We’ll also cover organic gardening and edibles for your garden.

April 29   10 am   Perfectly Perennial! – Join Suzan, our Perennials guru, as she discusses how to prepare your perennial beds, how and what to plant for your area and gives you a sneak peek at all of the beautiful new varieties for 2017!