Upcoming Courses
Courses

Learn how to navigate the home downsizing process as we cover 8 simple steps from deciding when to downsize all the way through the move and estate sale. Gain organizational strategies and tips on reducing stress during this majorlife transition.

Instructor:
Kristen Townsend, Professional Organizer

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.

Learn the basic principles of landscape design applied at a residential scale. Topics include: basic design principles, the development of design objectives, conceptual design and planting design including Xeriscaping and Edible Landscaping.

Instructor:
Kurt Huiras, Professional Landscaper.

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. TRIP CANCELLATION: A 15% administrative fee will be assessed on all cancellations received more than 7 days prior to departure. NO REFUNDS will be issued within 6 days of trip departure.

Do you struggle with a disorganized and cluttered space, and/or keeping your everyday life organized? Join Professional Organizer, Kristen Townsend, as she discusses the psychology behind clutter and the simple steps you can take to start reducing clutter and creating a more tranquil space. You will leave this class with resources, impactful home organizational tips, and a personalizedplan to create more space in your home and in your life!

Instructor:
Kristen Townsend, Professional Organizer

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.

Learn to create unique, personalized, one of a kind floral arrangements that will add color and pizazz to your home décor. Each week you will make one new arrangement using a variety of fresh and silk materials. Weeks 1 and 2: You will work with fresh flowers to create beautiful vase and centerpiece arrangements.Weeks 3 and 4: You will be working with silks to construct a fall swag and a winter/Christmas wreath. You will select and purchase silk flowers in your choice of colors, as well as ribbon, Christmas bulbs and any other fun elements that you want to incorporate into your designs. A supply list will be provided for eachweek.

Instructor:
Tisha Tucker, Perfect Petals

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.

Prairie-Style Gardening is a trend for the 21st century: think of The Lurie Garden in the Millennium Park in Chicago, the famous Hi-Line Garden in New York Cityand The Piet Oudolf Entry Border in the Toronto Botanical Garden. These type of gardens attract butterflies, bees and insects while saving the prairie plant communities for the future. Water usage is decreased as is weeding while presenting stunning colors, the swaying motions of grasses and striking architectural forms. In this class you will learn how prairie-style gardening canbe done in a small garden setting. Plant materials that are available to us in this area as well as the planting techniques and examples of such gardens will bepresented.

Instructor:
Laura Knight, 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.

Do you want to save time and money on home repairs? Learn from experienced craftsmen how to take care of your home, no matter you or your homes age. Learn how to patch and repair drywall, fix a leaking faucet, caulk and weatherproof your home, paint like a pro, and handle minor plumbing and electrical repairs yourself.

DRYWALL PATCHING & PAINTING
In this class you will get hands-on practice patching a hole in drywall. You will also learn techniques to make painting walls in your home easier.

CAULKING & WEATHERPROOFING
Learn how to prepare your home for winter weather. In the class you will learn howto weatherproof your home by properly caulking cracks and performing other home maintenance techniques that will keep weather out of your home and help you save on your energy bills.

ELECTRICAL/PLUMBING
Learn the basic structure of electrical and plumbing systems in your home and how to perform basic repairs. You will get hands-on practice with replacing an electrical receptacle.

Register for all three sessions for only $69. To receive the discount please make sure that all three courses are in your shopping cart and enter the promo code REPAIR at checkout.

Prairie plants suitable for traditional landscape gardens and the use of grasses, sedges and rushes in these traditional gardens will be discussed. Possible combinations of prairie plants and grasses with more traditional garden plants,and how these can be introduced appropriately into your garden, will be discussed and many examples shown.

Instructor:
Laura Knight, 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.

The final 3 months of the year are the busiest time for several reasons. This leaves many without the time to consider seasonal décor or frustrated because transitioning from Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas is a task. In this class learn the easiest ways to navigate from black cats & witches to pilgrims & turkeys to all the glam & glitz of Christmas.

Instructor:
Annette Shankle, Mr. Diggs Dwelling & Co.

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.

The kitchen is the heart of the home. It's an activity hub that handles everything from cooking to homework to visiting with family and friends. Learn how to declutter, organize, and maintain this space to save time and frustration every single day!

Instructor:
Kristen Townsend, Professional Organizer

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.

Have you ever wanted to have fresh eggs daily? If so, you've probably thought about raising chickens in your backyard. The question is how do you get started? This class will cover the basics of raising backyard chickens. Topics include: city regulations, breeds, food, shelter and most important maintaining a happy, healthy brood of chickens.

Instructor:
James Brewster & Jody Hall, Local Backyard Chicken Experts

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.