Growing and Using Herbs

Herbs don't have to be restricted to a formal herb garden. They provide an excellent, easy-care choice for the edible landscape and reward the grower with flavorful additions to culinary creations. Learn how to grow, harvest, store, and use herbs for seasonings, tisanes, and herbal preparations such as herbal oils, vinegars, and tinctures. Co-sponsored by Bloomingfoods and Hilltop Garden and Nature Center. For all ages. Instructor: H. Michael Simmons, Advanced Master Gardener

Sa · 9/27 · 2-4 p.m.
$10/in-city, $12/non-city - Register by 9/25 (Code: 96505-A)
Hilltop Garden and Nature Center, 2367 E. 10th St.

Introduction to Permaculture Patterns

This short workshop introduces common patterns from nature, the elegance of the patterns' ability to do work, and how we can mimic nature to solve common problems in our homes, gardens, and communities. Along the way, we find a deeper appreciation for the natural world and beautiful ways to create in our lives. Co-sponsored by Bloomingfoods and Hilltop Garden and Nature Center. For all ages. Instructor: Rhonda Baird, permaculture designer and teacher

Th · 10/9 · 6:30-8:30 p.m.
$16/in-city, $20/non-city - Register by 10/7 (Code: 96506-A)
Hilltop Garden and Nature Center,, 2367 E. 10th St.

Prepare to Keep Bees

Are you interested in beekeeping, but feel overwhelmed at where to begin? In order to start a healthy and productive hive in the spring, much advance planning must be done. The instructors walk you through the necessary preparation steps and offer guidance and mentoring through the IU Campus Beekeeping Program. Beekeeping is an accessible hobby for everyone and fall is the perfect time to start! Co-sponsored by Bloomingfoods and Hilltop Garden and Nature Center. For all ages. Instructors: Ellie Symes and George Hegeman, beekeeping educators

Sa · 10/18 · noon-2 p.m.
$10/in-city, $12/non-city - Register by 10/16 (Code: 96507-A)
Hilltop Garden and Nature Center, 2367 E. 10th St.

Forest Garden Design

This course focuses on the development of the home forest garden, which incorporates fruit trees and other perennials with herbs, flowers, and annual veggies to create diverse, beautiful systems that give both fruit and friends. Classes cover basic bermaculture design tips and strategies that guide garden design and improvement. We will look at choosing species, management, pest control, and harvest. Co-sponsored by Bloomingfoods and Hilltop Garden and Nature Center. For all ages. Instructor: Rhonda Baird, permaculture designer and teacher

Th · 10/23-10/30 · 6:30-8:30 p.m.
$24/in-city, $29/non-city -
Register by 10/21 (Code: 96509-A)
Hilltop Garden and Nature Center, 2367 E. 10th St.