Klehm offers gardening classes

Urban Gardening—A series of four classes for spring 2005—March 14, March 21, April 9, April 21

Session 1:

“It’s Planting Season again: Can You Dig It?

Monday, March 14

5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Presenter: Barbara Larson, horticulturalist

Event will start with a light supper with horticulture educator, Barbara Larson, leader of the Master Gardener program, lecturer and teacher at the University of Wisconsin.

Cost: $15

Registration deadline: Monday, March 7, 2005

Session 2:

“Home Beautiful Home”

Monday, March 21

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Presenter: Mike Pauly, landscape architect, Rockford Park District

Pauly will discuss types of shrubs and plantings, identification of architectural styles, designing entry ways and walks, choosing plantings that work with your home design.

Registration deadline: Monday, March 14, 2005

Cost: $10

Session 3:

“Woodland Inspiration”

Saturday, April 9

9 a.m. to Noon

Presenter: John Richards, certified arborist, president of Tree Care Enterprises

John Richards will help us learn how to choose trees that will thrive in the Midwest.

Learn how to properly plant, prune, and care for your trees and keep them healthy. Classroom discussion will be followed by an on-site demonstration. Bring pruning shears if you have them and dress for the weather.

Program content: Registration deadline: Monday, April 4, 2005

Cost: $10


“Gardening Smorgasbord”

Thursday, April 21

6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cost: $10

A panel of presenters, garden professionals and trained Master Gardeners will talk about their special interests and types of gardens. Get information on how to participate in America in Bloom. Have a garden walk in your neighborhood and much, much more!!

Registration deadline: Monday, April 18

Cost: $10

Cost of the four sessions: The cost to participants who sign up for all four sessions will be $40, a savings of $5.

Participants who successfully complete all four classes will earn a certificate in “Community Gardening.” Participants can also sign up for classes individually.

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