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Creating a Perennial Paradise

Gear up for spring with this course on perennial planting. Learn how to create landscapes that yield food, fun, and beauty. We will discuss a wide range of species and strategies for garden establishment and maintenance. In addition to indoor class time, we will take a plant walk around the Hilltop gardens to see what is emerging from winter hibernation! Co-sponsored by Bloomingfoods and Hilltop Garden and Nature Center. For ages 16 yrs. and up. Instructor: Jonas Carpenter

W · 3/25 · 5:30-7:30 p.m.
$15/in-city, $18/non-city -
Register by 3/23 (Code: 16507-A)
Hilltop Gardens at Indiana University, 2367 E. 10th St.

Spring Into Gardening

Spring Into Gardening logo Round up your family and friends for a fun, spring-filled day! Local gardening representatives, from organizations including Hoosiers Hills Food Bank, TC Steele, Mother Hubbard's Cupboard, and Bloomington Community Orchard (just to name a few!) will be in attendance to provide information about their agencies as well as exciting gardening activities for everyone to enjoy. From seed saving to vermicomposting to container gardening, this free event is ready to welcome spring the right way, rain or shine!

Please bring non-perishable food items to donate to local food banks.

Sa · 4/18 · 1-4 p.m.
Hilltop Gardens at Indiana University, 2367 E. 10th St.

Preparing Your Fall and Winter Garden

July is the best time to start planning and planting for your fall garden! Join Mother Hubbard's Cupboard's Garden Program and extend your gardening year into the fall and winter. Learn how to plan a cold season garden and to mitigate cold temperatures with weather barriers that allow for fresh vegetables when most gardens have been put to bed for the season. Co-sponsored by Bloomingfoods and Mother Hubbard's Cupboard.. For ages 16 yrs. and up. Instructor: Stephanie Solomon

Th · 7/9 · 6-7:30 p.m.
$15/in-city, $18/non-city -
Register by 7/7 (Code: 26503-A)
Mother Hubbard's Cupboard, 1100 W. Allen St., Ste. A

Grow Organic Educator Series

New Condensed, 10-week class!Get gardening with GOES! During this in-depth, 10-week class series, you will learn a wide variety of organic gardening skills from area experts and share your knowledge with the community during a horticultural outreach program. Topics covered include soil science, seed saving and everything in between. Complete the course and volunteer hours in a number of community projects to be certified as a Grow Organic Educator or just take the course for your own enrichment. Textbook and comprehensive reference notebook are included in the fee. There are a number of optional Saturday workshops and field trips scheduled. Class does not meet 11/25. Co-sponsored by Bloomingfoods, The Center for Sustainable Living and Hilltop Gardens at Indiana University. For ages 18 yrs. and up.

Thanks to the generosity of a GOES graduate, scholarship assistance is available through the Cassell Memorial Scholarship fund. Scholarship applications must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the start of the program and are available at the Parks and Recreation office. Applicants must provide proof of income and a brief statement indicating why they are interested in completing the GOES series. For more information about applying for a scholarship, call 812-349-3702.

W · 9/23-12/2 · 6-9 p.m.
$125/in-city, $145/non-city -
Register by 9/17 (Code: 26502-A)
Hilltop Gardens at Indiana University, 2367 E. 10th St.