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Urban Gardeners Certification Program

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Hunter Park GardenHouse

1400 East Kalamazoo Street

Lansing, MI 48912

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This program, intended for beginner-intermediate gardeners, features 11 sessions of instruction in basic yard & greenhouse gardening skills appropriate for high density, small lot neighborhoods such as those on Lansing’s Eastside and urban farms like the GardenHouse. Participants will have hands-on instruction as we plant and care for a garden together over the length of the program. The course utilizes a lab and lecture style program. Registrants attend Saturday workshops with special guest lecturers, Thursday evening labs on focused , hands-on topics, and field experience hours completed alongside GardenHouse staff to provide practical, in the dirt experience!

Topics Covered Include:

  • Gardening in a community
  • When to plant what crops
  • Selecting your garden site
  • Making your own compost
  • Planning your garden layout
  • Weeds and weeding
  • Easy-to-grow vegetables and flowers for mid-Michigan
  • Pests and Diseases
  • Evaluating your soil and amending it
  • Harvesting different kinds of crops
  • Seed starting
  • Structures in the garden
  • Preparing the soil to plant
  • Fall cleanup and other fall tasks
  • Sowing seeds directly into the garden
  • Taking care of the gardener
  • Planting transplants
  • Tools and tool care

Urban Gardener Certification Program Schedule 2018

  1. Thursday, February 8, 6:00-7:00pm: LAB: Intro to Urban Gardener Program, Egypt Krohn, Hunter Park GardenHouse.
  2. Saturday, February 10, 10:00am-12:00pm: Seed Starting and Transplanting with Denae Friedheim, MSU Student Organic Farm.
  3. Saturday, March 3, 2:00:4:00pm: Planning Your Gardening Year with Kate Heflick, MSU Student Organic Farm.
  4. Thursday, March 8, 6:00-7:00pm: LAB: Pest and Disease Control with Egypt Krohn, Hunter Park GardenHouse.
  5. Saturday, March 17, 12:00-2:00pm: Soil Care in Home and Community Gardens with Brian Allnut, Detroit Farm & Garden.
  6. Thursday, March 22, 6:00-7:00pm: LAB: Compost 101 with Egypt Krohn, Hunter Park GardenHouse.
  7. Saturday, March 31, 10:00am-12:00pm: Vermicomposting with Brooke and Donny Comer, MSU Horticulture Department and Greater Lansing Food Bank Garden Project.
  8. Saturday, April 5, 6:00-7:00pm: LAB: Soil Sampling, Tools, and Trellises with Egypt Krohn, Hunter Park GardenHouse
  9. Thursday, April 19, 6:00-7:00pm: LAB: Bed Preparation, Transplanting, and Direct Seeding with Egypt Krohn, Hunter Park GardenHouse.
  10. Thursday, May 5, 6:00-7:00pm LAB: Routine Maintenance, Harvesting, and Self Care with Egypt Krohn, Hunter Park GardenHouse.
  11. One Elective Saturday GardenHouse Workshop included with registration. Additional workshops are $12 each. For full 2018 GardenHouse Workshop Series, go here.
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Lansing, MI 48912

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