2018 Adult 
Programming

Our Adult Education Classes will teach you everything you need to know about growing a successful organic vegetable, herb or flower garden, including location and planning, soil preparation, choosing what to plant and how to tend to it, fertilizering, weed control, mulching and composting, watering, pollination, disease and insect control, harvesting, and freezing, canning and preserving.  Would you please join us!

Unless listed, classes take place in TC Community Garden at the east entrance by the Green Roof Structure.

We are still working on adding classes and events, so would you please check back with us often!

Weekly 'Pop-up' Workshops

Unpredictable Northern Michigan weather makes it hard to predict when certain teaching moments will be available in at TC Community Garden.  Because of this, not all classes can be scheduled in advance.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook to ensure you have access to our weekly 'Pop-up' classes starting in May by clicking the button below.
  1. 24
    Jun
    Importance of Pollinators
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Pollinators include bees, insects, birds, and other animals that move pollen from one flower to another, thereby fertilizing plants and allowing them to reproduce and are vital for successful gardening. There is evidence that populations of native and managed pollinators are in decline, and the loss of benefits derived from them is being felt by the agricultural community. Learn techniques to support pollinators through organic gardening methods, companion planting, succession planting, using native plants, and what practices to avoid. This class is free for TC Community Garden members and a $10 on-site suggested donation for guests. To register, call (231) 715-1544 or email contact@tccommunitygarden.org.
  2. 22
    Jul
    Bounty Basics
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Have a bumper crops of ______? We've been there! When your garden is producing, it's the best, but sometimes you can get too much of a good thing. Join TC Community Garden to learn about preservation and storing techniques, including canning, dehydrating, freezing, pickling and root cellar utilization. Learn how to look in freshness, nutrients, and flavor when products are at their peak, and cut down on food waste. Not a grower? Not a problem! These techniques also apply to in-season foods found at TCCG's Garden Market Stand or at your local farmer's market. This class is free for TC Community Garden members and a $10 on-site suggested donation for guests. To register, call (231) 715-1544 or email contact@tccommunitygarden.org.
  3. 26
    Aug
    Fall Garden Prep
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    As summer begins to wind down, it's time to decide what is next for your garden. This class will teach gardeners about how to prep your bed for the fall clean-up. Topics include: - Second plantings of cold crops - How to use a cold frame to extend your growing season - Cover-crop planting: a vital step in keeping soil healthy - How to transplant perrenials - How to protect perrenials - How to plant spring bulbs for next year early blooms - Fall mulching techniques - Dig and bring in: what plants need to come indoors This class is free for TC Community Garden members and a $10 on-site suggested donation for guests. To register, call (231) 715-1544 or email contact@tccommunitygarden.org.
  4. 23
    Sep
    Fall Garden Potluck
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Join this class, workshop and facilitated discussion to reflect on the 2018 growing season. Share your successes and hiccups with other gardeners. Try delicious food. Experience the fellowship of TC Community Garden. Come curious and hungry, ask questions, and be ready for anything! Thinking about becoming a member or renting a plot at TCCG in 2019? Come meet the membership, explore the grounds, and discover why TCCG is THE hippest community garden in Northern Michigan. This events is free for everyone, as long as you bring a dish to pass! If your last name begins with A-L, bring a side dish. If your last name begins with N-Z, bring a dessert. Main dishes are on the house...or the garden that is!
  5. 22
    April
    Organic Gardening 101
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Come celebrate Earth Day by learning more about organic gardening practices. There is something for everyone at Organic Gardening 101. This class covers many topics in a short period from planning, seed selection, how to start starters, soil prep, cold crops, pest control, and much more. Even the most seasoned gardener will walk away with a few tidbits of knowledge. This class will be located on the second floor of the Visitor's Center of Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park, 1490 Red Dr. This class is free for TC Community Garden or Botanic Garden members, or a $10 on-site suggested donation for guests. To register, call (231) 715-1544 or email contact@tccommunitygarden.org.