Community Garden Development Training

This series of classes (CGDT) begins in February with weekly classes to get you ready for gardening season.

Participants in CGDT classes must complete and submit an application. For the list of the CGTD classes click here.PNC_Bank_4C

Professional Development Series**

Whether you’re a green industry professional seeking CEUs or an individual interested in learning more about sustainable architecture and reducing human impact on the environment, this series is for you! This set of classes will focus on The Living Building Challenge (LBC) – one of the newest green building rating systems. The LBC is a building certification program, advocacy tool, and philosophy that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today. A variety of experienced live instructors will provide engaging presentations related to the seven performance categories of the LBC known as Petals: Place, Water, Energy, Health & Happiness, Materials, Equity and Beauty. Classes begin in April and will be hosted every other month in 2015. Stay tuned for postings and register for individual sessions listed below.

** after title indicates a class in this series


School Garden Workshop Series

The following training sessions are offered free of charge to all interested educators.  Each session will have a table of free resources and certificates for continuing education units. Advanced registration is appreciated but not required.



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 9, 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 10, 10:00 am – Noon

Sorry this class is full.

Enjoy the friendly pace and individual attention from Sue Trusty as you construct a holiday arrangement in your own container.

Wreaths and Swags

Saturday, December 10, 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.

Winter Family Fun (families with children of all ages are welcome)

Saturday, December 17, 10:00 am-noon
Instructor: Mary Dudley, CGC Youth Education Coordinator
Cost: $5 per participant
Advance registration is appreciated but not required.
Celebrate the changing of the seasons at the Civic Garden Center! The Winter Solstice is just a few days away; please join us to say goodbye to fall and welcome cooler days with fun family activities. Click here to register.