Gardening Classes

Winter /Spring 2018

Unless otherwise noted, all gardening classes listed are taught from 7-9 pm.

Fairview Hospital Wellness Center

   

Located at 3035 Wooster Rd., in Rocky River, the Wellness Center is operated by Fairview Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic hospital. For more information, or to register for classes, visit fairviewhospital.org/wellnesscenter or call 440-356-0670.

Mar. 1: Seed Starting: There are advantages to starting your own seedlings. You can save money, especially if you normally buy a lot of plants. The real benefit, though, may be growing unusual varieties not found at the local greenhouse. Exotic and heirloom varieties, when available, go for premium prices.  In class you’ll learn the basics of starting seeds indoors, using grow lights, hardening off and much more. Handouts provided. We will be planting seeds in class.

Mar. 8 : Perennials: Tired of replanting annuals every year? Maybe you’ve always wanted an English cottage garden? In this class you’ll get introduced to the world of perennials. From soil prep to site selection, bloom times and light requirements we’ll cover many specific perennials suitable for Northern Ohio. Handouts.

Mar. 15: Vegetable Gardening: In this class you will learn the basics of starting a vegetable garden. Among the topics discussed will be site selection, planning, soil preparation and improvement, recommended varieties, mulching and space saving techniques. Handouts will be available.

Mar. 22: Herb Gardening: Have you ever thought about growing your own herbs? Fresh herbs are easy to grow and most require little maintenance. In class you’ll learn how to plant and maintain an herb garden and we will discuss many specific herbs and their uses. Harvest and storage will also be discussed. Optional text will be available in class.

 

Mentor

Mentor classes are held at Wildwood Cultural Center at 7645 Little Mountain Road.  You can register online at CityofMentor.com/play or by phone at 440 974 5720 from Cleveland call 440 942 8796.

Feb. 28: Seed Starting: There are advantages to starting your own seedlings. You can save money, especially if you normally buy a lot of plants. The real benefit, though, may be growing unusual varieties not found at the local greenhouse. Exotic and heirloom varieties, when available, go for premium prices.  In class you’ll learn the basics of starting seeds indoors, using grow lights, hardening off and much more. Handouts provided. We will be planting seeds in class.

Mar. 7: Organic Gardening: If you are among the growing number of people who want fresh vegetables and fruits grown without pesticides check out this class. You’ll learn about organic controls from physical barriers to Eco-friendly sprays. Topics discussed will include integrated pest management, resistant cultivars and how timing of planting can help control pests. Handouts available in class.

Mar. 14: Vegetable Gardening: In this class you will learn the basics of starting a vegetable garden. Among the topics discussed will be site selection, planning, soil preparation and improvement, recommended varieties, mulching and space saving techniques. Handouts will be available.

Mar. 21: Herb Gardening: Have you ever thought about growing your own herbs? Fresh herbs are easy to grow and most require little maintenance. In class you’ll learn how to plant and maintain an herb garden and we will discuss many specific herbs and their uses. Harvest and storage will also be discussed. Optional text will be available in class.