Home & Garden
Start Your Own Edible Garden
LEARNING STYLE - Online Instructor-led
START DATES March 18 (check www.gdrsdcommunityed.org for alternative start dates)
24 Course Hours
Grow delicious, nutritious fruit and vegetables in your own backyard! In this course, you'll learn how to give your garden a healthy start and keep it growing strong all season.
You'll begin by figuring out which type of garden is right for you. You'll explore climate considerations, learn how to read a zone hardiness map, and find out how to spot a micro-climate in your yard. You'll discover how to properly prepare a garden bed so your crops have the best opportunity to thrive. You'll even learn to understand fertilizers and make compost! Whether you want to provide your family with nutritious food, save money, get some exercise, or just be more self-sufficient, this course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to be on your way to a successful harvest.
HOW YOU WILL BENEFIT
Learn how to grow your own delicious, nutritious, and cost-effective food
Gain confidence in your ability to provide for yourself and reap the rewards of doing so
Become a more responsible citizen of earth as you learn how to save, recycle, and compost
Meet the Instructor - Katie Powell-Lee
Katie Powell-Lee has worked as a landscape designer for a range of projects from community parks to wetland development. Her work has been featured in many publications including "Tactical Operations and the Informal Settlement" and has been exhibited at the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam. In addition, she volunteers as a garden educator teaching edible gardening to children at an urban learning farm. Powell-Lee received a Master of Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan.