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The Community Gardening program offers a variety of gardening and orchard management classes. For more information, contact Robin Kitowski or call (812) 349-3704.

The Community Gardening Program and the Bloomington Community Orchard are pleased to offer Community Orchard classes free to the community, as part of our continued dedication to making healthy food available to all. To register, visit the Bloomington Community Orchard Web site and reserve your seat at least 48 hours before the class.

Bloomington Community Orchard classes are co-sponsored by Hilltop Gardens at Indiana University, Bloomingfoods and the Bloomington Community Orchard

Citrus Dreams

Growing citrus trees in northern climes has fueled the dreams of gardeners since the sixteenth century. Now one does not need an expensive orangery in order to enjoy the fragrances and flavors of citrus in the home garden. Learn to grow a variety of citrus trees in containers, including oranges, lemons, limes, and kumquats. The class covers cultivar selection, planting mediums, fertilization, pruning, winter protection, and harvesting. For ages 18 yrs. and up. Instructor: H. Michael Simmons, advanced Master Gardener and orchard educator

Sa 5/6 · 2-4 p.m.
Register online here at least 48 hours before the class.
FREE
Hilltop Gardens at Indiana University, 2367 E. 10th St.

Ah, Nuts!

Nut crops are among the easiest growing options for the home gardener. Nuts offer high nutritional values, long storage times, high yields, and few problems with insect pests and diseases. Learn how to select cultivars, plan and prepare planting sites, plant and nurture nut trees, and harvest and store the crops. Nuts covered in the class include hazelnuts, black walnuts, English walnuts, hickory nuts, chestnuts, butternuts, heartnuts, buartnuts, and hicans. Questions about existing nut plantings are welcome. For ages 18 yrs. and up. Instructor: H. Michael Simmons, advanced Master Gardener and orchard educator

Sa 6/17 · 2-4 p.m.
Register online here at least 48 hours before the class.
FREE
Hilltop Gardens at Indiana University, 2367 E. 10th St.