Preparing Your Vegetable Garden to Over- Winter

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Instructor: Melinda O’Briant, Adult Education Coordinator, Turner Farm Cost: $10 (free for CGC Volunteers) This class covers the seasonal cycles of a vegetable garden with an emphasis on over-wintering techniques in preparation for spring planting. There will be an emphasis on building healthy soil, including the use of green manure crops and composting. The class will begin at the CGC then move a community garden for on-site work and demonstrations. Please dress to be outside to working with soil, compost and sowing cover crops. Click here to register.

Family Class: Leaf Disguise

For kids ages 5-15

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:30 am – Noon Class size is limited. Registration is required. Instructor: Mary Dudley, CGC Youth Education Coordinator Fee: $5 per participant Let nature inspire your costume this season! Using natural items we’ll construct wonderful disguises for garden ghouls and leaf monsters. Click here to register.



Community Garden Development Training

This series of classes begins in November and runs through the winter to get you ready for next spring.

Participants in CGDT classes must complete and submit an application. For the list of the CGTD classes click here.

Family Class:  Corn Husk Dolls

For kids ages 5-15

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 10:30 am – Noon Class size is limited. Registration is required. Instructor: Mary Dudley, CGC Youth Education Coordinator Fee: $5 per participant A fall classic.  Enjoy some cider and stories as we make corn husk dolls and learn about holiday traditions from the past. Click here to register.


Soap Making for the Holidays

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 6:00-8:00 pm Instructor: Carisa Hund-Bunten Cost: $15 per participant, ages 10 and up, registration is required. Participants will make two customized soaps using goat’s milk and/or vegetable glycerin bases. Essential and fragrance oils, botanicals and natural additives will be available to create soaps perfect for gift giving! Everyday kitchen materials will be turned into useful and practical soap molds. Participants will leave with their handmade soaps, recipes and ability to continue the fun at home.  Click here to register.

Greens Gatherings

Join us for a CGC annual event! Bring your pruners, wire-cutters and scissors and we’ll provide a bundle of fresh cut greens, some warm refreshments and holiday spirit. A limited quantity of extra greens, novelties and ribbon will be available for purchase. Cost: $30; registration is limited so reserve your spot early! Choose from these three classes:

Bring Your Own Container

Friday, December 5, 2014, 1:00-3:00 pm  Whether your container is an old family favorite, found item or recent purchase, Jan Simms will help you channel your inner artist to visualize and realize a beautiful table decoration. With special attention being given to mechanics and structural elements, the sky is the limit for accents you would like to bring and include in your work. Click here to register.

Table Arrangements

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 10:00 am – Noon Enjoy the friendly pace and individual attention from Sue Trusty as you construct a holiday arrangement in your own container. Click here to register.

Wreaths and Swag

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 1:00-3:00 pm Your neighbors will be “green” with envy when they see your beautiful door decoration! We provide greens, seasonal berries, frames, mechanics and expert instruction from Sue Trusty. Feel free to bring any embellishments to suit your taste or décor. Click here to register.



CGDT Class 5 – Basic Organic Vegetable Gardening

Wed., Jan. 28, 6-8:30pm
Instructor: Dave Koester, Campbell County Extension Agent
Dave Koester will provide an introduction to organic cultivation practices for the community gardener – how to plant, maintain and harvest your garden. Topics will include timing the vegetable garden; seasonal considerations; variety selection, and companion planting.

This class is open to the public.  Click here to register.





CGDT Class 8 – Botany for Vegetable Gardeners

Wed., Mar. 11, 6-8:30pm
Instructors: Mary Dudley Youth Education Coordinator and Greg Potter
Basic Botany:  Learn the environmental conditions needed for healthy plant growth, the function of roots, stems and leaves, and a basic understanding of photosynthesis and respiration.

This class is open to the public.  Click here to register.