“I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.”

Hands-on classes are back this summer, with a new October Workshop*!

*It is highly recommended that you have attended the series of all 3 propagation classes to gain the most from this  New WORKSHOP.

Join Instructor Charlotte Torgovitsky, in the Home Ground Habitats garden and under the work canopy, for the hands-on Plant Propagation Class series.

We supply all the tools, clippers, gloves, seed collecting and cleaning tools, and worktables of different heights. Also on hand are an assortment of nursery pots and containers, soils and soil components, and various natural fertilizers.

Seeds, Seeds, and More Seeds!
JUL 27, 2024    10:00am – 1:30pm

In this class we’ll collect seeds from some of the ‘mother plants’ in our demo gardens while learning about ‘fruits in various sizes and shapes’. Students will examine and compare a variety of seed types from various plant families and genera, while learning about the anatomy of a seed and the details of the fertilization process.
Salvia seedheads ready for collection

Plant From Pieces!
AUG 31, 2024   10:00am – 1:30pm

In this class we’ll discuss various plant families and the degrees to which certain plants are ‘easy or difficult’.   Learn about using cloning aids, selecting the best mediums, and setting up ‘life support systems’ that will improve conditions to ensure a successful rate of rooting.

More Plants by Division!
SEP 28, 2028   10:00am – 1:30pm

We’ll wrap up the whole series in this class with a closer look at plant families and characteristics that will help students better ID plants and understand the critical timing sometimes necessary to get the best results from the various methods of plant propagation. We’ll be reviewing all other propagation methods, mediums, containers, and ‘life support systems’.

Fees:   $60.00 per class    $150.00 for the 3-part series
12 people max enrollment per class

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October 19, 2024  10:00am – 4:00pm

Workshop*  NEW for 2024!!

*To get the most from this workshop it is recommended that the student take the individual plant propagation classes first.

Join us for a day of fulfilling and productive plant propagation! We will utilize all the possibilities of gardens full of ‘Mother Plants’ and you will leave with lots of wonderful new additions for your own habitat garden!

We will begin with a review of the basic methods of propagation:  starting from seeds, cloning plants, and plants from division. Then we’ll walk the gardens looking closely at the phenology of each potential mother plant to determine what is ‘on offer’.

Once we’ve collected our propagules, we’ll get busy under our work canopy to clean and package up seeds, strike fresh cuttings, and pot up other already rooted cuttings, and divide selected species.

Home Ground will provide all the tools and supplies as well as coffee/tea breaks and a buffet style lunch. 

Class Fee: $235 **Includes Buffet-style lunch

Limit of 9 students

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