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Gardening Classes

Get your hands in the dirt and experience the joy of growing your own vegetables with our Gardening Classes! Three great options to choose from!

Registration is now open!

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Beginner Gardening Class

Monday evenings

Get your hands in the dirt and experience the joy of growing your own vegetables! The Beginner Gardening Class is designed for individuals and/or families - with little to no previous gardening experience - interested in learning about the wonders of sustainable, organic gardening in a supportive, hands-on and community-based environment. Supplies such as seeds, seedlings, fertilizer, gloves, hand tools, & sunshine are provided.
 

Location: 

Classes are held at our Pine Street location.

Dates & Time:

Classes start April 8th through July 8th All class dates are as follows: April 8, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24 and July 8.

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Pine Street Farm location.

Prices:

Full Bed: $350 (12 feet x 4 feet)

Half Bed: $275 (6 feet x 4 feet)

Donations accepted to subsidize the cost for low-income participants!

Benefits:

  • Learn from a professional gardening class teacher who will provide weekly instruction

  • Learn about organic/sustainable gardening practices

  • Grow in beds that include drip irrigation

  • Receive seeds, seedlings, and additional supplies to supplement your own

  • Access to the farm, (your garden bed and class tools) so that you can tend to your garden during off-hours

  • Use the class bed for the entire 2024 growing season, usually through mid-October

  • Enjoy fresh herbs from the Farm's herbal garden throughout the growing season for free

  • Ideal, sunny location surrounded by a new 9' deer fence

Please note: If you choose not to maintain your bed after the end of the class session then your bed will be harvested and use for our Food Access Programs

Intermediate Gardening Class

Wednesday evenings


This class is designed for individuals with previous gardening experience, including those who have taken at least one NCF class, have a background in personal gardening, or have taken previous classes or workshops elsewhere. Ideal for participants who feel comfortable with gardening basics but would benefit from advanced instruction. Students in this class will dive deeper into more advanced garden care topics, as well as agricultural and environmental science. A significant portion of each class will be dedicated to reviewing student-specific questions. Supplies such as seeds and seedlings, fertilizer, gloves, hand tools, & sunshine will be provided.

Location: 

Classes are held at our Pine Street location.

Dates & Time:

Classes start April 10th through  July 10th. All class dates are as follows: April 10, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26 and July 10.

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Pine Street Farm location.

Prices:

Full Bed: $350 (12 feet x 4 feet)

Half Bed: $275 (6 feet x 4 feet)

Donations accepted to subsidize the cost for low-income participants!

Benefits:

  • Learn from a professional gardening class teacher who will provide weekly instruction

  • Learn about organic/sustainable gardening practices

  • Grow in beds that include drip irrigation

  • Receive seeds, seedlings, and additional supplies to supplement your own

  • Access to the farm, (your garden bed and class tools) so that you can tend to your garden during off-hours

  • Use the class bed for the entire 2024 growing season, usually through mid-October

  • Enjoy fresh herbs from the Farm's herbal garden throughout the growing season for free

  • Ideal, sunny location surrounded by a new 9' deer fence

  • Teachings from a guest lecturer* (*Intermediate class only)

Please note: If you choose not to maintain your bed after the end of the class session then your bed will be harvested and use for our Food Access Programs

Virtual Class

Thursday evenings

Learn to grow vegetables in your own garden, from the courtesy of home!

 

Are you curious about starting a home vegetable garden? Are you a beginner/advanced beginner gardener looking to learn more? Are you looking for a community of people who love to grow, eat and think about food? This class is for you! In this class, you’ll learn everything you need to start or continue growing a bountiful garden, from garden planning and soil health to planting, maintaining and harvesting crops. Alongside these technical agriculture skills and support, you will also gain insight about food systems and cultures: how they impact, and are impacted by, climate change, and their role in the health and well-being of our own selves, our communities, and the earth.

Location:  

Classes are held via Zoom.

 

Dates & Time:

Classes run April 11th through May 18th. All class dates are as follows: April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16

Class starts at 6PM

Price:

$150

Benefits:

  • Learn from a professional gardening class teacher who will provide weekly instruction

  • Learn about organic/sustainable gardening practices

 

Class Scholarships​

Gardening Class Scholarships are available.  For further information, please send us an email to discuss registration and enrollment.

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