CLASS DESCRIPTIONS for the Carver-Scott Extension 2017 Library Class Series
Save money and expand the number of varieties available for your garden by starting your own plants from seed. Timing, materials and seed selection will all be covered along with hints and instructions for saving your own seeds from year to year.
Vegetables to Plant in Spring and Summer
Enjoy growing your own vegetables this spring and summer. We will cover the basics of vegetable gardening along with exploring some of the varieties available.
Shrubs-Selection and Pruning
An introduction to shrubs and varieties. Learn how to select and maintain shrubs in your landscape.
101 Ways to Make your Garden Eco-friendly
Get some easy ideas to make your yard more environmentally friendly which may also save work and money at the same time! Choose from a list of options to help "green" your gardens.
Popular Perennials for Sun and Shade
Tried and true perennials readily available at your local plant suppliers.
Growing and using Herbs
Learn the basics of growing herbs and their harvest and preservation. Be inspired with tips on how to use herbs in your kitchen and home. You will leave with recipes (we'll sample a few too) and enthusiasm galore for growing your own herbs.
Just about anything can be a container and just about anything can be grown in containers. Learn the secrets to successful container gardening, how to design ornamental containers and some suggested container plants.
Learn how to prepare soil to start a garden and tried and true plants for sun and shade.
Beginning Vegetable Gardening
Acquire knowledge about the basic chemistry added for a good garden. Learn the easy vegetables and the challenging vegetables, crop rotation, how to fertilize and pest control.
Pruning Trees and Shrubs
The best time to prune is in the winter. Learn how to prune correctly whether shaping trees or shrubs.
Plants for Shady Spaces
Anyone who has trees has a place to use shade plants. Find out how to make shade work for you with proper perennials and shrubs.
What do we really have to do to keep a healthy lawn? Unlearn the myths and discover the truths of lawn care.