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.


Soap Making for the Holidays

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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.  

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

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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.

Table Arrangements

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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 Swags

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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.



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.



Natural Egg Dying

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 10:30-noon
Welcome the spring season with a fun twist on dying eggs!  We will use natural materialsto make earthy hues on eggs and design a little nest to carry them home.  Click here to register.


Teas & Tonics

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 10:30-noon
Tea has a rich, ancient culture tht comes from both western and eastern traditions.  Learn how to grow, create and serve tea during this fun program. Click here to register.


Flower Friends

Saturday, June 20, 2015, 10:30-noon
We love to eat straight from the garden in the summer and so do some of our favorite insects.  Munch your way through the garden and discover what bugs help our garden grow. Click here to register.


Solar Cooking

Saturday, July 18, 2015, 10:30-noon
Have you ever tasted sunshine?  Join us for a funfilled day of solar oven construction and experimental cooking using energy from the sun. Click here to register.



Cosmic Compost

Saturday, August 15, 2015, 10:30-noon
Amazing adventures lie just below the soil!  Join us as we learn the secret lives of worms and how we can make “black gold” for the garden from composting our kitchen scraps. Click here to register.


Fairy Houses & Gnome Homes

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 10:30-noon
Let your imagination soar as you collect curious garden objects and construct a place for magical fairies and gnomes to live.  We will provide some craft supplies and natural objects.  Participants are encouraged to bring additional items from home toenhance their projects! Click here to register.