|Mon, Oct 18|
Blueberries in Your BackyardThis class will be taught online and login information will be sent the day before the class. Blueberries are such a carefree shrub, it's a wonder more people don't grow them.They are long-lived and generally free of disease and insect problems. In this online class we will discuss how to successfully grow blueberries including site requirements, soil preparation to achieve the acidic requirements, cultivars for our climate, buying plants, pruning, and seasonal protection from birds, rabbits, and winter. Handouts will be delivered to you via email the day before the class.
Got Buckthorn?This class will be taught online and login information will be sent the day before the class. Buckthorn is that invasive tree and shrub that is harming our native habitats. You will learn how to identify both types of buckthorn and removal techniques, including chemical and chemical-free control. This class is timely because fall is the absolute best time for buckthorn control.
Successful CompostingThis class will be taught online and login information will be sent the day before the class. Fall is a great time to get started composting all of those yard leaves! Composting is a microbial process that converts plant material such as grass clippings and leaves to a more usable organic soil amendment or mulch. Many homeowners are finding it convenient and economical to compost leaves and grass clipping in their own backyards. This class will help you learn how to build and maintain a compost pile including troubleshooting tips, as well as how to use the completed compost in your yard and garden.