Gardening Classes

Whether you are thinking about starting your first garden or you’ve been gardening for years, these classes are for you. Gardening is all about trying new things in order to learn what works, as well as sharing ideas and techniques with others. The goal of this series is to provide basic information for beginning gardeners, as well as a forum for more seasoned gardeners to share information and ask questions. Join us for all or part of this series as we glean information from some of the many experienced gardeners in our community. Classes are open to all faculty, staff, students and community members.

The Center for Sustainable Communities is offering this series of gardening classes free of charge to all participants.

There is no charge for the classes, but registration is required. Please register
online. We anticipate classes filling up quickly so please sign-up early to secure your spot.

Gardening Series: 2015 Season Offerings 

Growing Grapes
David Cavagnaro
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Valders 362

Think grapes and Iowa don’t mix? Think again. Join David Cavagnaro for a conversation about growing grapes in this region. David has successfully grown grapes at his farm north of Decorah for years and will share with you some of his best tips and tricks. He will provide recommendations on varieties that do well in your midwestern home garden. Please Preregister.

Saving the Season: Storing Vegetables Through the Winter
David Cavagnaro
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Valders 362

You’ve grown bushels of beautiful sweet potatoes, carrots, potatoes, brussels sprouts, leeks, squash and onions. They are still happy in the garden but you know the frost and cold temperatures are imminent. Have no fear! Regardless of whether or not you have a root cellar, there are many creative solutions for storing your homegrown vegetables so that you can enjoy them throughout the winter and spring. Come learn how. Please preregister.