Upcoming Courses
Courses
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.


Click Here to Register for Basic Principles of Landscape Design February 6-27, 2019, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Beekeeping is a satisfying hobby that has many potential outcomes. Class study will provide the opportunity to become acquainted with the structure of a bee hive. To become a successful beekeeper, one must know the essential tools of operation and understand the correct terminology that applies to the hive structure, the bees and the beekeeper himself. Students will gain an understanding of the importance of the honeybee to our lifestyles and survival as well as gain an appreciation of this insect's work ethic and team work used for their colony to survive

Instructor:
Jim & Sharon Rowan, Rowan's Honey Shop

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.


Click HERE to Register for Beginning Beekeeping February 4-25, 2019, WSU West
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, Local Backyard Chicken Enthusiast

Cancellation Policy

We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is cancelled. 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.


Click HERE to Register for Raising Backyard Chickens Saturday, February 23, 2019, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Not sure where to begin, or how to go about rightsizing your home? Learn how to navigate
the process of simplifying your life with tried-and-true strategies that will take you
from cluttered to organized!

Instructor:
Kirsten Awe, Owner, Rightsize Moving Solutions

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.


Click HERE to Register for Rightsize to Organize Tuesday, February 5, 2019, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
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 decorative floral swag and a spring/summer wreath. You will select and purchase silk flowers in your choice of colors, as well as ribbon, and other fun elements that you want to incorporate into your designs. A supply list will be provided for each week.

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.


Click HERE to Register for Spring Floral Arranging February 27, 2019 to March 20, 2019, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Do you have closets or drawers full of t-shirts commemorating special events in your life or the lives of your spouse and children? Can't bear to part with those reminders of fabulous vacations and important milestones in the lives of your loved ones? If so, consider preserving those memories as a T-shirt quilt. In this course you will learn to make a one of a kind quilt that will be treasured for years to come. This is a hands-on technique class where you'll learn about t-shirt prep, layout options, construction methods and quilting options. You will also have time in class to practice piecing your quilt together.

Instructor:
Bev Seyfert, The Sewing Center

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.


Click Here to Register for T-Shirt Quilts 101 February 19, 2019 to March 26, 2019, The Sewing Center
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

Instructor:
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.


Click HERE to Register for The Elements of Gardening February 6-27, 2019, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex