Composting 101 – August 13th, 6-7pm

Cooking From Your Garden: Tomatoes & Squash – August 19th, 6-7pm

Perennials for Pollinator Diversity – August 20th, 6-7pm

Gardening 101: Seasonal Tips, Tricks & Planning

Class Descriptions


Composting 101

Date/Time: Thursday, August 13th, 6-7pm
Instructor: Kylie Johnson, Green Learning Station Coordinator
Cost: $10
Registration: CLICK HERE

In the U.S., 40% of food is wasted. Billions of dollars are lost each year and greenhouse gas emissions are significantly increased by growing, processing, transporting, and disposing of wasted food. Composting is one way to help combat this issue by keeping food waste out of landfills. This class is an excellent introduction to why we compost, different styles of composting, and how to get started at home.

Perennials for Pollinator Diversity

Date/Time: Thursday, August 20th, 6-7pm
Instructor: Greg Torres, CGC Horticulturalist
Cost: $10
Registration: CLICK HERE

Have you ever wondered who the “pollinators” everyone is talking about are? While the European Honeybee gets a lot of attention, there are countless insects and animals that fulfill this important role. This presentation takes a close look at the pollinating animals that are native to this region and some of the flowers that they have evolved with and attract them. Some of the topics covered will include: What exactly is pollination and what is involved?, Pollination Syndromes, Host plant vs Food plant, Perennial Flower Forms and Diversities for enhancing pollinator habitat, and of course a nice introduction to of some of our local pollinators and native flora.

HUB Garden Classes

These classes were designed to be held in one of our HUB Community Gardens and to assist the gardener in getting the most from the garden and the seasonal produce it yields. Due to Covid-19 they are now being produced as a virtual class. There will be gardening lessons as well as cooking demonstrations. They are free and open to anyone interested. Join us online and learn from our experts.

Hub Garden classes are sponsored in part through a generous grant from the Duke Energy Foundation and Grow Appalachia.


Cooking From Your Garden: Tomatoes & Squash

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 19th, 6-7pm
Instructor: Lisa Andrews, Med, RD, LD and owner of Sound Bites Nutrition
Cost: Free!
Registration: CLICK HERE

This month Lisa will be helping us put all the excess squash and tomatoes from this time of year to use in the kitchen. Tune in to pick up some new recipes for those summer veggies! Lisa Andrews is a Registered Dietician and owner of Sound Bites Nutrition.

Gardening 101: Seasonal Tips, Tricks & Planning

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 2nd, 6-7pm
Instructor: Joshua Jones, Horticulture Instructor at UC, Urban farmer, Growing Guru
Cost: Free!
Registration: CLICK HERE

Growing food doesn’t have to stop at the first frost in the fall. Join us for strategies to keep the food production going. Even after the snow is flying!