Join DCH, New Castle Conservation District staff, and Delaware Cooperative Extension to grow and learn together through an entire season! Classes are designed for a beginner, but seasoned gardeners will walk away with new knowledge, too. Families are welcome, and a separate area for children's activities will be provided. Each class is $20 Members, $30 Non-Members. Community gardeners can register for a discounted rate. All classes are held at DCH. For details, contact Ruth Arias, Community Gardens Liaison.
Small Spaces Series: Planning Your Garden
Wednesday, January 24, 6 - 8 p.m.
Put together a realistic plan for your life and landscape, including understanding your space, selecting and purchasing the right seeds, and how to start growing your plants.
Small Spaces Series: All About Soil
Wednesday, February 21, 6 - 8 p.m.
Healthy soil is the key to healthy, prosperous plants. Learn how to complete and understand the results from a soil test, the components of soil, and how to select the best soil mix for your situation.
Small Spaces Series: Growing, Enjoying, and Preserving Herbs
Wednesday, March 28, 6 - 8 p.m.
Discover how to grow common herbs and how to properly dry, preserve, and store them to enjoy year-round.
Small Spaces Series: Pests, Weeds, and Water
Wednesday, June 13, 6 - 8 p.m.
Get prepared to manage the hot, weedy, buggy part of the season, including common insect and disease damage, weeds, and moisture.
Small Spaces Series: Harvesting and Preserving
Wednesday, August 8, 6 - 8 p.m.
Learn when to pick, what to refrigerate, and safe preservation techniques from canning to drying. Bring surplus produce to share with one another!