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Gardening for Busy Families - Planning, Building and Planting a Raised Bed Garden for Fall/Winter


Have you always dreamed of a backyard garden, but were concerned you did not have the time or space for one? Let our seasoned, organic gardening expert share an innovative approach to taking the work out of planning, planting and maintaining fall/winter garden with insider tips and techniques on site selection, design, proper seed, soil and plant selection to optimize your growing space and production via raised bed gardening. Also, receive tips on how best to manage your garden, including watering, weeding, managing the crops, harvesting, etc.  Suggested Supplemental Text:  No Green Thumb Required! - Don Rosenberg.


* Gain an understanding of productive, low-maintenance vegetable gardening basics.

* Successfully plan and design a fall/winter raised bed garden.

* Learn to select the proper seeds and plants for your garden and growing needs.


History of gardening.

Gardening basics – gardening the “easy” way.

Determining the best site – calculating sunlight.

Organic vs. chemical gardening.

What to grow? Selecting seasonal crops and varieties to grow.

Square footage analysis and how much of each crop to grow.

Seed and transplants selection.

Using seeds vs. transplants.

Planning a fall garden and transitioning your fall garden into a winter garden.



Method of Instruction

Classroom instruction, question and answer session, PowerPoint presentations, and handouts. Visit to a raised bed garden.


Class attendance and participation.