By Korrie Johnston
Beekeeping for Beginners: Learn basics of beekeeping with the resources needed to provide excellent care for your hive. Instructor: Dr. Tom Cavanagh, Gardens on Spring Creek Beekeeper
Saturday, March 17; 10 a.m.-Noon; $18
DIY Hypertufa Troughs: Cement containers are great for rock garden plants, wildflowers, and cacti. Learn the techniques for building and curing your planter, proper soil, and plant options to bring it all together to make your own trough to take home. Note for Students: Materials for a trough (18 x 12 x 19”) will be provided. This is an outdoor class, dress for the weather in messy clothes. Instructor: Kelly Kellow, Horticulturist, Gardens on Spring Creek
Saturday, March 17; 1-3 p.m.; $30
Colorado Native Plants: As you plan this year’s garden, we will generate a plant list, discussing where to grow what amidst your current landscape. Note: Price reduced by Fort Collins Utilities to promote water conservation. Instructor: Diane Banta, Larimer County Native Plant Master Gardener
Saturday, March 24; 10 a.m.-Noon; $10
Colorado Gardening Hacks: Lessons from a Decade of Colorado Gardening: Join gardening expert Alison O’Connor to learn about insider tips, tricks and information to grow a successful home garden in Colorado. Plant advice, how to deal with wildlife, and using weather to your advantage will be discussed. Note: Price reduced by Fort Collins Utilities to promote water conservation. Instructor: Alison O’Connor, Horticulture Agent, CSU Extension in Larimer County
Saturday, March 24; 1-3 p.m.; $10
Growing Tomatoes and Peppers with Ease: Practical tips for the home gardener on the selection, growing, harvesting and cooking of tomatoes and peppers in our Colorado climate. Instructor: Jon Weiss, tomato expert and researcher
Saturday, April 7; 1-3 p.m.; $18
Tuesday, 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. and 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Week of March 19: Planting Seeds of Kindness; “If You Plant a Seed” by Marion Dane Bauer
Week of March 26: April Fools!; “April Fools, Phyllis” by Susanna Leonard Hill
Did you like what you just read?Show your support by donating $1 per month to North Forty News. This simple gesture will help us hire more journalists.