This spring, we are excited to offer our classes at two Community Centers through the Milwaukee Recreation Department: North Division Community Center and Beulah Brinton Community Center. This means we will be able to reach a wider audience and allows us to offer our classes at an extremely affordable rate. Take advantage of this amazing opportunity while it lasts!
To register, you will need to click on the registration button(s) below, which will take you to the Rec Department's site, where you can then enter your information. If you have any questions about this process, please contact us.
Other specialty classes will be offered at our normal rates, and locations may vary.
REGISTER for this series
Cost: $25.50 (Milwaukee Resident) / $37.75 (Non-Resident)
Are you a font of gardening knowledge? Even just know a little about throwing some seeds in the ground and watching them grow? Learn how to be an effective mentor to new gardeners. You'll even get the chance to be paired up with a new gardener and show them your veggie expertise throughout the growing season! Instructor: Kelly Moore Brands
DESIGN YOUR EDIBLE URBAN PARADISE
Come learn how to plan for, plant and sustain an urban paradise that will provide your family with oodles of food, restore habitat for animals in dire need of it, and create a sense of wonder for passers by. Also learn how to start your compost and plan for seasonal and sustainable planting through permaculture techniques.
Instructor: Polly Muradas of Two Girls and a Farm
Understanding how plants can work together to combat disease is key to a successful garden. You may know what you want to grow, but are you having trouble fitting it all together? We will show you some handy techniques for getting the most out of small spaces and intercropping plants that compliment each other to control pests and reduce the need for fertilizer.
Which seeds can you start indoors, and when? What about those hardy seeds that can withstand a winter chill? And how do you know when to transplant into the garden? Learn how to save money by starting your own seeds and get the low-down on transplanting!
Microgreens are the most nutritious vegetables on earth and thus are very popular with holistic health enthusiasts and lovers of good, raw, natural, living food. Did you know that YOU can easily and quickly grow huge amounts of them in controlled indoor places such as your home all year round? No matter the size of your apartment or house, you can be a farmer all year round! Come learn how to effectively grow microgreens and be inspired by a man that has a passion for growing microgreens and living sustainably.
Have you heard about permaculture and are curious to learn more? Permaculture is a design theory based on mimicking nature’s ecosystems. In nature, plants and animals work together to create a sustainable system. We'll teach you how to group plants together to make the best use of your small space and reinforce the health of your valuable edibles! We’ll also discuss how to plant a “food forest” around fruit trees.
Using nature’s design, we will teach you how to integrate pollinator-friendly plants into your garden. Following the principles of permaculture, you’ll have better fruits, healthier plants, fewer pests, and won’t need to fertilize! Let nature be the farmer.
Too many weeds? Plants not growing well? A little fungus got you down? Come and learn how to deal with common garden problems from nitrogen deficiency to improper watering. Your plants may be missing something...but with this class you’ll have it all figured out!
The key to getting great fruit production from your trees is to keep them healthy and well-maintained. Victory Garden Initiative’s experts will go through disease prevention, when (and how) to seek expert advice for tree diseases, and then move on to pruning techniques that can keep your trees manageable and productive.
As humans have done for centuries, come learn a few basic tips and techniques for saving seeds from your garden. Also, bring any extra seeds you have to swap with friends and neighbors and go home with an abundance of seeds for next year! We'll even bring ours to share.