Courses

Create a fabulous hanging basket just in time for Mother's Day! Fill your basket with hardy spring blooms that will be bursting with color. Keep the basket for yourself or give it away as a beautiful gift. Please bring your favorite container. Instructor will provide all blooms, foliage and soil. Please dress for the weather and bring your garden gloves.


Saturday, May 9, 2020, RTEC 123
Brighten up your garden with a touch of personal garden art. In class, students will create a mosaic stepping stone and a hanging mobile using upcycled items such as glass beads, broken tiles, old jewelry and other creative items. Bring a few fun trinkets to personalize and integrate into your art. Instructor will provide tiles, beads and other unique items, as well as any other needed supplies.


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Explore when and how to plant a variety of crops including spring bulbs, flowering branches, summer annuals, perennials, peonies, roses and dahlias. Learn about soil, compost and amendments for healthy crops as well as harvesting techniques and post-harvest care for flowers to maintain a long vase life. Class will begin on the COCC Bend campus and then students will then self-transport to the instructor's flower farm to view and learn about seed starting in her garden room and plant their own tray of seeds to take home.  Materials are provided and some gardening experience recommended. Seats are very limited. 


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Central Oregon is a challenging environment for growing, but many medicinal herbs seem to love it. This class will explore medicinal garden designs, gardening and propagation techniques, and recommended herbs for this region. The class includes a field trip to Oregon Wild Harvest, a medicinal herb farm in Culver, OR. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation.


June 3-6, 2020, BEC 0152
It is possible to have a successful garden in our challenging region! Join Master Gardener Liz Douville to learn about climate, soil basics, fertilizers, compost and watering requirements. This class is a great first step for those who are new to gardening in the High Desert or for seasoned gardeners to find fresh ideas for an existing garden.


Saturday, May 2, 2020, HCC 0140
Students will create unique Japanese Ikebana floral arrangements using techniques established over centuries. Historical, cultural and spiritual aspects of the practice accompany hands-on learning. After each meeting, students may take their arrangements home. Perfect for beginners, or anybody wanting a refresher course in the Ikebana method.


May 2-23, 2020, BEC 0152
Learn how natural soil processes work in Central Oregon and how to implement land management strategies that foster healthy soil biology for long term resilient landscapes, farms and gardens. Focus will be on life in the soil and important relationships affecting nutrient cycling, soil structure and successional cycles. Participants will apply what they learn to their own properties.


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Do you have limited space? Or do you need help planning and setting up your garden space? In this class students will learn how to integrate vegetables, and herbs with perennials so you can design and create a garden that is beautiful yet functional. We will talk about ways to utilize space if it is limited with the use of containers, and vertical gardening. The second half of the class will focus on students applying techniques and design their own garden space.


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Do you have limited space, or need help planning and setting up your garden? This class will help you create balance and harmony in smaller areas by integrating organic herbs, vegetables and perennials. Learn to design a garden that is beautiful and functional. We will talk about ways to utilize limited space with the use of containers, and vertical gardening. The second half of class will focus on students designing their own garden by applying techniques learned in class.


Saturday, May 30, 2020, RDM3 305
Saturday, June 6, 2020, BEC 0152
Container gardens are a wonderful way to enjoy the colors of each season. In this workshop, the instructor will demonstrate how to transition a summer planter into a beautiful cool season planting that will continue into the winter season using a mix of fall annuals, hardy perennials, edibles, and miniature evergreens. Materials are required for this course.


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