Community Education Courses
To register for the following Community Education Programs, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Community Education program will be offering some great courses this winter. . . check them out!
Silk Merino Cobweb Felted Scarf
Saturday, January 17th 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Year Round Harvest
January 18 1:15pm - 5:15pm
Plant Identification and Culture
Throughout the year, one Saturday each month, Diane Pierce introduces students to 25 new plants -- their Latin and common names, plant descriptions, cultural requirements, general maintenance and landscape uses. This course is perfect for new, experienced, or new-to-Victoria gardeners. It is an on-going course and can be joined at any time.
January 24, 2015, is the next session (then Feb. 21, Mar. 21, and April 18) - 1:00pm - 4:00 pm
HCP Members - $410 for 12 sessions ($35/session when you sign up for the year)
Non-Members - $540 for 12 sessions ($45/session when you sign up for the year)
The Fruitful Garden
Instructors, Susan Wright and Darryl Clark
Unsure how to prune your fruit trees? Want to grow your own berries but not sure if they will thrive in your garden? Our interactive class and hands-on exercises will give you the tools to evaluate your yard, choose appropriate fruiting shrubs, vines and trees, and be able to prune them to meet your growing objectives.
Saturday, February 7, Feb. 14, Feb. 21, Feb 28 9:00am - 12:00 noon
HCP members - $120 for 4 sessions
Non-Members - $145 for 4 sessions
Open Weave Garlic Basket
Instructor, Joan Carrigan
Open weave techniques offer a freeform sculptural approach to shaping and creating baskets. Participants will have the opportunity to complete 2 baskets. Joan will start you off with a wall hanging basket, traditionally designed for storing garlic. Then she will show you how to play with shape and pattern design in a larger free-standing basket.
Saturday, February 28 9:30am - 4:30 am
HCP Members - $120 (Price includes cost of materials)
Non-Members - $145
Instructor, Patty Brown
An understanding of how and why plants respond to pruning will help you get the results you want with any plant in your garden. Pruning is used to control size, increase blooms, increase fruit production, and to correct damage from pests, disease and weather. Patty brown will teach this 3-session course on theory and techniques (Two in-class sessions will cover the theory; there will be one practicum in the HCP Gardens).
Mon. & Tues., March 2 & 3 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm, and Sat., March 7 - 9:00am - 12:00 noon
HCP Members - $100
Non-Members - $125