Lawn & Garden Classes

Gardening For Beginners!  

A) Seed Starting 101: 

March 11th, Saturday, 11.00 A.M. – 12.00 P.M.: Salem Community Library,  24615, 89th Street, Salem WI 5368. Free Session. Registration Required. Visit: http://communitylib.org/

March 25th, Saturday, 11.00 A.M. – 12.00 P.M: Racine Public Library, 75 7th St, Racine, WI 53403. Free Session. Registration Required  Click here to register at Racine Public Library.

(Bilingual option available at the Racine Public Library, Opción bilingüe disponible. Esta sesión se puede impartir con un intérprete de español.).

Instructor: Vijai Pandian, Horticulture Extension Educator

Description:

Growing vegetable crops from seeds is fun and rewarding as you can choose awesome varieties for your garden and can be relatively inexpensive compare to transplants. This session will provide info in choosing best varieties from seed catalogs, when to plant the seeds and what it requires to grow the seeds successfully inside your home.

 

B) Pruning Demonstration Session – Apples, Ornamental Trees & Shrubs

Date: April 1st, Saturday, 10.00 A.M. – 12.00 P.M.

Instructor: Vijai Pandian

Venue: Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th Street, Bristol, WI 53104

Pruning trees and shrubs can be an intimidating task in landscape maintenance. Improper pruning can ruin the health and shape of the plant. This session will teach you on using pruning equipment, timing and will demonstrate proper pruning techniques for apples, young ornamental trees, common shrubs, and evergreens.

Free Session! Registration is required. Click here to register!

 

C) Building Healthy Soil For Gardening:

April 8th, Saturday, 11.00 A.M. – 12.00 P.M.: Salem Community Library, 24615, 89th Street, Salem WI 5368. Free Session! Registration Required. Visit: http://communitylib.org/

Instructor: Vijai Pandian, Horticulture Extension Educator

April 15th, Saturday, 11.00 A.M. – 12.00 P.M: Racine Public Library, 75 7th St, Racine, WI 53403. Free Session. Registration Required. Click here to register at Racine Public Library.

(Bilingual option available at the Racine Public Library, Opción bilingüe disponible. Esta sesión se puede impartir con un intérprete de español.).

Description:

Healthy soil is the key for successful vegetable gardening. Improving the physical and chemical characteristics of your backyard soil promotes better crop growth and yield. Learn about the basics of garden soil, where to send your garden soil sample for testing, and how to amend your soil based on the soil test report.

 

D) Intro to Vegetable Gardening

April 22nd, Saturday, 11.00 A.M. – 12.00 P.M: Salem Community Library, 24615, 89th Street, Salem WI 5368, Free Session! Registration Required. Visit: http://communitylib.org/

April 29th, Saturday, 11.00 A.M. – 12.00 P.M: Racine Public Library, 75 7th St, Racine, WI 53403. Free Session. Registration Required. Click here to register at Racine Public Library.

(Bilingual option available at the Racine Public Library, Opción bilingüe disponible. Esta sesión se puede impartir con un intérprete de español.).

Instructor: Vijai Pandian, Horticulture Extension Educator

Description:

Are you new to gardening? Wondering where to start? Join this intro to vegetable gardening that offers tips on site selections, amending soil, building raised beds, when to plant outdoors and post planting care practices.

 

E) Growing Blueberries in Containers & Trench

May 6th, Saturday, 11.00 A.M. -12.00 P.M. Salem Community Library, 24615, 89th Street, Salem WI 5368, Free Session! Registration Required. Visit: http://communitylib.org/

March 13th, Saturday, 11.00 A.M. – 12.00 P.M: Racine Public Library, 75 7th St, Racine, WI 53403. Free Session. Registration Required. Click here to register at Racine Public Library.

(Bilingual option available at the Racine Public Library, Opción bilingüe disponible. Esta sesión se puede impartir con un intérprete de español.).

Instructor: Vijai Pandian, Horticulture Extension Educator

Description:

Rich in anti-oxidants, blueberries is one of the most popular berries in North America. However growing blueberries in Southeast Wisconsin soil isn’t easy, as it requires acidic soil. This session will provide details on how to grow blueberries in alternative soil media, choosing best varieties for containers and trench system and when to fertilize blueberries.

For Program Info & Inquiries Contact: 

Vijai Pandian, Horticulture Extension Educator – Kenosha & Racine Counties

262-653-1833 or Email