The Elements of Gardening

The trick to good gardening is understanding your own strengths and weaknesses, and being observant of nature's seasonal cycles. This class is a good primer for those who have never gardened but would like to try and for those who want to revisit their current gardening methods. We will learn the basic steps to gardening done well, be it vegetable or flower, raised beds, pots, or in ground. Throughout the six-week course, we will cover all aspects of basic gardening including:

  • Planning a garden for your location and prepping the soil
  • When, where and how to plant
  • The advantages of seed starting
  • Giving plants a close look
  • Loving Kansas weather even when it doesn't love you back
  • Insects, good and bad, and how to manage them
  • Organic vs pesticides (is it an either/or proposition?)
  • Knowing when to grow fruits, herbs and vegetables, and how to harvest
  • Clean up and prep for the next growing cycle

Kelly Caswell, Master Gardener

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.

Available Sessions