Planning and preparation are essential to the creation of productive, efficient and beautiful vegetable and perennial gardens. The instructor will address the topics of garden design, plant varieties, seed starting, mulching, composting and fertilizing. Organic and “low-till” practices and the inclusion of plants attractive to birds, bees, butterflies and other beneficials will be emphasized. This class will include a visit to the instructor's nursery in Washington. A materials fee of $10 to be paid to instructor in the first class. Read more about Sharon here.
Do you want to make the most of your yard and gardens? Then this field-based class is for you! After the first meeting classes will meet at each participant's property where individualized, site-specific options will be explored. Organic practices will be emphasized as will the incorporation of native plants, especially those important for birds, bees, butterflies and other beneficials. Please give us your physical address when registering. The first night is mandatory, students will receive information and subsequent garden visits will be planned for all participants - this will be the only meeting held at CHRHS. Dates and times of subsequent meetings will be determined that evening. $10 for materials (handouts) to be paid to the instructor. Approximately 8 weeks total, with some meetings at gardens on weekdays and some on weekends. The final meeting will be at the instructor's nursery in Washington. Read more about Sharon here.
In this class we will explore the technologies and economics involved with transitioning our homes and small businesses away from fossil fuels to electricity. We will look into air source heat pumps, heat pump water heat, electric vehicles and solar electric energy systems. We will cover some of the design considerations and the economic effects of this transition.