The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center is offering a gardening series for adults interested in getting started on the path to growing their own food, and a second set of classes designed to teach kids how to play in the dirt and grow food at the same time.
The adult series, called Sow, Don’t Mow begins Jan. 17 and runs monthly through October. It is limited to 10 adults. Coogan Farm Manager Craig Floyd will teach participants how to turn the green grass of their lawns into green vegetables, herbs and plants. Learn how to make a small garden bed at home, while gaining valuable, hands-on experience in the Giving Garden, including bio-intensive gardening techniques and companion planting. Meets 10 a.m., to noon on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Coogan Farm Giving Garden. Cost is $212.50 member / $250 non-member for the full 10 sessions. Classes cover everything from seed starting through harvesting, and ends in October with a celebratory harvest dinner.
For kids ages 7 and up, Gardening for Kids will meet from 1-3 p.m., monthly beginning in March and ending in October. Cost is $8.50 member / $10 non-member, per class. Kids will learn how to plant seeds in the spring, weed and water crops throughout the summer, and harvest delicious fruits and vegetables in the fall. This gardening program involves fun, hands-on activities that will teach children how to properly care for a garden through the year, and ends with a harvest dinner in the fall! Class dates are: March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 20, Oct. 18.