CommonWealth 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
The Bigger Picture
Cooking from the Garden
Vermicomposting (composting with worms)
Bugs: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly & The Cute + Planting an Insectary
Season Extension: Solar Cones, Row Cover, Cold Frames
Irrigation & Watering Needs
Growing Seedlings: soil blocks, in-ground, pots, potting soil mixes
The Year-Round Garden: Succession Planting, the Fall & Winter Garden
Putting the Garden to Bed for the Winter