Classes

*All classes will be taking place virtually until further notice, we are not holding any in-person classes!*


Class Descriptions:

 

A Sustainable Food System: 3-Part Series

Series available for $10/class or $25 the whole series. See class descriptions below or click here to register.

Today’s Globalized Food System

Date/Time: Thursday, October 15th, 6-7pm
Instructor: Karen Kahle, Director of the Civic Garden Center
Cost: $10, Free for Volunteers (Volunteers must call to register)

For decades, alternative food movements promoting local markets and sustainable production methods have sought to expand their reach in the face of growing social inequities and a changing climate. But lower prices and abundant supply offered by the global food system were serious headwinds. Now that the pandemic has shown just how fragile that system is, it’s time to seize the moment to build real change that prioritizes diversity and resilience. In this class we will discuss the current state of our global food system and the need to reform it in light of its environmental and social impacts.

Building a Resilient Food System

Date/Time: Thursday, October 29th, 6-7pm
Instructor: Karen Kahle, Director of the Civic Garden Center
Cost: $10, Free for Volunteers (Volunteers must call to register)
Registration: Click Here! (Registration will close 1 hour prior to the session)

Over the next few months and years, significant thought will be given to the lessons we need to learn from the coronavirus pandemic, its impact on the global economy, the rapid way in which it spread across the global population and the impact it is having on our daily lives. Join us for this class to explore how we can build resilient food systems that give us the ability to better endure a crisis in the future.

Sustainable Eating

Date/Time: Thursday, November 12th, 6-7pm
Instructor: Kylie Johnson, Green Learning Station Coordinator
Cost: $10, Free for Volunteers (Volunteers must call to register)
Registration: Click Here! (Registration will close 1 hour prior to the session)

Our everyday consumer choices have far-reaching effects on the world around us, especially when it comes to our diets and cooking habits. Making your home kitchen more eco-friendly doesn’t have to be overwhelming, even small steps can lead to meaningful change. In this class we’ll give you the tips, tricks and recipes to green up your kitchen.

 

Cooking From Your Garden: Garden Grown Chili*

Date/Time: Wednesday October 21st, 6-7pm
Instructor: Lisa Andrews, Owner of Sound Bites Nutrition
Cost: Free
Registration: Click Here!

Join us in making the perfect fall dish, chili inspired by a flavorful fall vegetable many gardeners will harvest this month- sweet potatoes! Learn how to get the most out of your late season tomatoes, peppers and tomatillos as well in a quick salsa to top off the chili. These savory and satisfying recipes celebrate the changing seasons. This class is taught by Lisa Andrews, owner of Sound Bites Nutrition and our monthly cooking extraordinaire!

This class is part of our Victory Gardens Education Series, click here to learn more!

End of Growing Season Review: Learning From Success & Failure*

Date/Time: Wednesday November 4th, 6-7pm
Instructor: Joshua Jones, Director of Growing Operations at Waterfields
Cost: Free
Registration: Click Here!

As the season comes to a close, it’s a good time to look back on the season’s successes and failures. We’ll use those lessons learned as the backbone for our plans for next year. Bring your questions and observations from the year into the discussion. This is your chance to pick our brains on anything gardening!

This class is part of our Victory Gardens Education Series, click here to learn more!


Victory Gardens Education Series*

 

These classes are designed to educate gardeners of all skill levels on how to get the most from their garden and the seasonal produce it yields. Due to Covid-19 they are now being produced as a virtual webinars. These webinars are offered free of charge to make this vital information easily accessible to anyone and everyone interested.

Each month we will offer one gardening and one cooking demonstration. Gardening classes will provide seasonal tips and tricks to receiving a strong yield from your garden, and begin planning for what opportunities next season will bring. Cooking demonstrations, also virtual, will be using fresh produce from some of our community gardens, providing valuable cooking skills and some delicious recipes for you to test out in your kitchen.

The Victory Garden Education Series is sponsored by Grow Appalachia and from the contributions of individual donors. Please consider supporting this initiative by donating if you are able or volunteering in one of our community gardens.

Future Classes:

  • An Introduction to Vegetable Gardening: It Starts Here! – December 2nd
  • Planning Your Garden – January 6th
  • Seed Starting – February 3rd