Container Gardening

June 11, 2016 1:00 pm @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Friends of the Porkies Folk School

Learn the value of both native and greenhouse plants as food source for pollinators. Great enjoyment can be gained by creating a flower container that will thrive in a specific site and augment the natural beauty of an area.

Module 1: Explore the benefits of growing vegetables in containers when soil conditions are less than optimum, space is limited, or a longer growing season is needed.

Module 2: Design and plant an annual flower container to take home, choosing from a selection of pre-selected plants.

Learn the basics of soil structure; plant/site selection; seeds and pollination; plants that attract birds, butterflies and bees; native versus greenhouse plants; and container design. Bring your own favorite planter or purchase one from instructor. Plants, soil and fertilizer provided.

Class Fee: $52.00 (container provided by student)
$77.00 (container purchased from instructor)

Registration Deadline is June 4, 2016

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