F18A22 Transforming Your Yard into a Food Paradise

Please note: this course requires membership in
Lifelong Learning Institute Membership 2018-2019

Dates:September 14 - October 12, 2018
Meets:F from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Hours:10.00
Location:JMU Ice House Room 117
Fee: $35.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact the program coordinator to find out if alternative classes are available.

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Description

Beginner and experienced growers are invited to join this course, exploring the richness of local late-summer food gardens. Topics will include garden design, soil maintenance, water conservation, companion planting, pest-control/organic growing, and fruit-growing as landscaping. Learning to grow food enriches health and relationships, and just as importantly, reclaims valuable life skills that preserve the environment for future generations.

Instructor: Donna Armstrong was a professor of epidemiology and public health for 16 years, with a focus on community and environmental sustainability, which included community gardening and food growing.

Suggested Reading: Square Foot Gardening, A New Way to Garden in Less Space with Less Work, by Mel Bartholomew, published by Rodale.


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