Victory Gardens Education Series

Grow Your Own food

Become a Victory Gardener: Grow Your Own Food!

We want to empower you to grow your own food. At any scale and in almost any location, you can make a positive difference in your life by growing food. Let us show you how!

In WWI and WWII Victory Gardens called on people to grow their own food to support the war effort. Out of that movement, the Civic Garden Center was born. We teach people how to become more self-sufficient and better stewards for our environment through our online videos and our monthly webinars.

Follow our year long class series as we walk you through step by step how to go from bare ground to bounty!

Victory Gardens Education Series 2021

Our Victory Garden Education Series offers monthly classes free of charge to make this information easily accessible to anyone interested in being more self-sufficient, register for the next class below. Bring your curiosity and desire, we will take care of the rest.

Each month on the first Wednesday we will feature a seasonal gardening class and on the third Wednesday, a cooking demonstration focusing on healthy eating with produce available from your garden right now! Grow it, then Eat it, then Repeat it!

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Upcoming Gardening & Cooking Classes

December:

  • Vegetable Gardening 101: It Starts Here!
    • Date: December 2nd, 6-7pm
    • Instructor: Greg Potter, Community Gardens Coordinator
    • Registration: Click Here!
      • Are you interested in learning what all is involved with growing food for yourself and your family? Join us as we cover things to think about such as materials needed, necessary costs and most importantly the time involved. We’ll share the educational resources we have available to keep you on track. Bonus! Greg Potter will share his Christmas wish list to help you slowly go from beginner DIY to the neighborhood expert for growing anything edible!
  • Cooking Class: Healthy Holiday Meals
    • Date: December 16th, 6-7pm
    • Instructor: Lisa Andrews, Owner of Sound Bites Nutrition
    • Registration: Click Here!
      • This month Lisa takes on the Holiday meal! She shares some recipes for dishes to include in that special meal that still bring the cheer but won’t stay with you until the New Year.

January:

  • Planning Your Garden
    • Planning Your Garden  (basic)
    • Cooking Class – Topic TBD
    • Planning Your Garden (advanced) BONUS CLASS!

February:

  • Getting Started
    • Beginning Vegetable Gardening
    • Cooking Class – Topic TBD
    • Seed Starting  BONUS CLASS!

March:

  • Soil Health
    • Soil Health
    • Cooking Class – Topic TBD
    • Garden Bed Prep BONUS CLASS

April:

  • Starting Spring Crops
    • Starting Spring Crops
    • Cooking Class – Topic TBD

May:

  • Pest Management
    • Weed and Pest Management (basic)
    • Cooking Class – Topic TBD
    • Weed and Pest Management (advanced) BONUS CLASS

June:

  • Irrigation & Fertilization
    • Irrigation and Fertilization
    • Cooking Class – Topic TBD
    • Supplemental Protection  BONUS CLASS

July:

  • Fall Crop Planning
    • Fall Crop Planning
    • Cooking – Topic TBD
    • Cover Crops BONUS CLASS

August:

  • Harvesting 
    • Harvesting
    • Cooking Class – Topic TBD

September:

  • Seed Extension
    • Season Extension
    • Cooking Class – Topic TBD

October:

  • Garden Clean-Up
    • Garden Clean-Up
    • Cooking Class – Topic TBD
    • Seed Saving BONUS CLASS

November:

  • End of Season Review
    • End of Season Review & Planning Ahead
    • Cooking Class – Topic TBD