seedling in handCommonWealth Garden School

Saturdays from 8:30 to 9 am, March 7 thru October 31, 2015

CommonWealth Urban Farms at 3310 N. Olie, OKC

The first week will be a special 1 hour class, Designing and Starting Your Home Garden. Saturday, March 7 from 8:30 – 9:30 am. What kind of garden do you want? We’ll cover site selection, raised beds vs. growing in the ground, preparing a garden bed, seeds vs. seedlings, plus planting potatoes and onions.

Course Description

A practical, hands-on, weekly class specifically for home gardeners. If you’ve never gardened before, or if you want to deepen your gardening knowledge, this course is for you. Take what you learn straight home and put it to use in your own garden!

Each class will focus on a specific topic relevant to the season. For instance, in our class on broccoli, you will learn about different types of broccoli, when and how to plant broccoli, join in as we plant broccoli seedlings together, and go home confident in planting broccoli successfully in your home garden. Seedlings will often be available for purchase on-site.


Elia Woods plus guest presenters. Elia is co-founder and farm manager of CommonWealth Urban Farms. She has 30 years of home-gardening experience, and previously worked as farm manager at Guilford Gardens before co-founding CommonWealth in the fall of 2010.


$10 per session; attend as many sessions as you wish

OR $200 for entire course ($100 savings!)

OR Volunteer for 2 hours on a Saturday and get a free session

Sign up here and pay by cash or check when you arrive, or stay after class and volunteer.

Email for more information.

Topics for 2015

Several of these topics will be addressed by special workshops.

Upcoming topics will be listed ahead on our FB page 


Potatoes & Onions, Green Onions & Leeks

Broccoli & Cauliflower

Salad Greens: Baby Lettuce & Head Lettuce, Spinach, Arugula & More

Greens, Greens & More Greens: Kale, Chard, Collards, Mustards, Tatsoi, Bok Choy, etc.

Roots from Seed: Carrots, Beets, Turnips, Radishes

Green Beans, Bush & Pole


Peppers, Eggplant, Chiles

Vines: Summer Squash & Cucumbers, Winter Squashes

The Heat Lovers: Sweet Potatoes, Okra & Yardlong Beans


Garlic, Elephant Garlic & Shallots

Kohlrabi & Chinese Cabbage & Other Overlooked Wonders

What Else Can You Grow?

The Cut Flower Garden: Growing Flowers for Bouquets

Herbs for the Garden

Microgreens & Pea Shoots

Growing Mushrooms

The Bigger Picture

Cooking from the Garden


Vermicomposting (composting with worms)

Soil Health

Bugs: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly & The Cute + Planting an Insectary

Plant Diseases

Season Extension: Solar Cones, Row Cover, Cold Frames


Rainwater Harvesting

Irrigation & Watering Needs


Growing Seedlings: soil blocks, in-ground, pots, potting soil mixes


Cover Crops

The Year-Round Garden: Succession Planting, the Fall & Winter Garden

Putting the Garden to Bed for the Winter

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