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CLASSES

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Teaching both through community outreach and on the farm is incredibly important to me. I continue to offer courses through our local Community Education program as well as in-person throughout the year, and I encourage anyone interested in visiting the farm to contact me to set up an appointment for a tour. Here is a brief list of some of the classes I have to offer throughout the year.

Watch for upcoming classes for 2023 here as well as on Facebook and Instagram @ Little Waldo Farm.

Gardening encourages us to be active, learn from nature, and eat healthier. Research has shown that gardening improves both your mental and physical health, plus you get beautiful flowers and delicious tasting food. Gardening is a gateway to a healthier and more wholesome life, and I look forward to sharing that with all of you. 

 

Planting for Pollinators

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Are you interested in supporting bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects? Have you thought about adding a pollinator garden to your landscape, or just wanted to add plants that are beneficial for them? Do you know about bee friendly lawns or how you might create a pollinator friendly landscape? In this class you will discover which plants best support which pollinators, as well as other habitat improving elements to surly bring them in. Class held Wed. Feb. 22nd from 6-7:30pm.

Gardening with Natives with Special Focus on Pollinator and Wildlife Habitat

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Are you interested in adding native plants to your landscape? Do you enjoy watching wildlife, bees, or birds, but have trouble with rabbits or deer munching on your precious ornamentals? This class will focus on those plants that will attract a variety of wildlife and beneficial insects to your landscape, but help to keep the deer and rabbits from destroying those plants you appreciate so much. Available Spring 2023!!

Herbs in the Garden; Their Benefits and Uses

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Are you interested in adding herbs to your gardens or container plantings? Do you know about their medicinal and nutritional benefits besides culinary? Focusing on several herbs that we grow both as perennials and annuals you'll discover which ones are the perfect additions to any garden or container to benefit you in more ways than one. Class held Wed. March 1st 2023 from 6-7:30pm. 

Basic Gardening

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Are you interested in what it takes to have a garden.  If you've thought about starting a garden, but aren't sure where to begin, this is the class for you.  We will discuss the basic needs for having a successful garden, and how to keep things low maintenance.  This class will help you to decide what kind of garden space will work for you, and a variety of methods to help achieve healthy happy plants. Available Spring 2023!!

Companion Planting for Home and Container Gardening

Do you know which plants might enjoy other plant's company? Incorporating flowers with your veggies, herbs with your flowers and all of the like together can benefit your growing spaces in ways you may not be aware of. This course will help you decide which plants you can incorporatein your planting designs to help benefit your yields. 
Class held Wed. March 8th 2023 From 6-7:30pm

Honey Beekeeping
A Note About Honey Beekeeping

Honey beekeeping is a wonderful and challenging hobby. Though we often hear about the "Save the Bees" campaigns, it is not honeybees that need the most help. Luckily for honeybees they are an incredibly important agricultural commodity across the globe. They are also the most researched insect to date, and because of this, they have much more monetary support to continue their survival. Our native bee populations including some of our 20 species of native bumblebees are showing serious declines and honeybees can impact this. I encourage those interested in honey beekeeping to evaluate their prospective hive locations and monitor for presence of native populations. Honeybees are competition for floral resources, and the more we can plant flowers, especially native flowers, trees and shrubs, the less of an impact our hobby beekeeping may create. 

Intro to Honey Beekeeping I & II

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Have you thought about becoming a beekeeper, or pondered about having a beehive on your property? This class is a two part series on honeybees and their care in the Northland. Honey beekeeping is a fascinating hobby, but there are some key concepts to caring for them throughout our changing seasons. If you are interested in learning the basics of beekeeping, the first session will focus on introductory beekeeping, helping you to decide if this hobby is right for you. Intro to Honey Beekeeping II will focus on the more in-depth details of honey production, swarming, and over-wintering. You must take Intro to Honey Beekeeping I to register for the second session. First session held Wed. Jan. 18th 6-8pm, and second session held Wed. Jan. 25th 6-8pm. Must have taken first session to register for second. Register online through our local Community Education Program

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