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Northwoods Gardening

$20

with Andy Hill

Calendar May 28, 2018 at 4 pm

Northwoods Gardening
Five two-hour classes, available individually or as a series:
Mondays: May 28, June 25, July 30, August 20, September 24
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tuition: $20 per class or $90 for all five.

Learn how to make the most out of our short Northern gardening season while implementing sustainable living practices. The classes will be held at Andy Hill's property where he will demonstrate organic procedures, drip irrigation, weed suppression, protection from critters, and methods of fertilizing without using pesticides or herbicides.

You will see a grow house constructed from salvage material and using no green treated lumber. Come prepared to get your hands dirty as you learn how to prepare, develop and harvest your garden. Bring a notebook and/or camera as well as your own ideas and enthusiasm to share with others. Students signing up for all five classes will also receive a 50' row to plant with seeds of their choice and will be able to harvest their bounty. This will require a commitment of giving some intermediate care.

About the instructor: Andy Hill has been implementing creative sustainable living practices in his off-the-grid homestead and loves to share ideas and knowledge with others. He promises there will be no secrets! Andy has taught Sustainable Living classes and Northwoods Gardening at the folk school since its inception, and students appreciate his deep knowledge as a gardener and his positive and helpful teaching style.

 

Northwoods Gardening

$20

with Andy Hill

Calendar Jun 25, 2018 at 4 pm

Northwoods Gardening
Monday, June 25
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tuition: $20 per class

July 30, August 20 and September 24 are additional gardening classes - sign up for them individually.

Learn how to make the most out of our short Northern gardening season while implementing sustainable living practices. The classes will be held at Andy Hill's property where he will demonstrate organic procedures, drip irrigation, weed suppression, protection from critters, and methods of fertilizing without using pesticides or herbicides.

You will see a grow house constructed from salvage material and using no green treated lumber. Come prepared to get your hands dirty as you learn how to prepare, develop and harvest your garden. Bring a notebook and/or camera as well as your own ideas and enthusiasm to share with others. Students signing up for all five classes will also receive a 50' row to plant with seeds of their choice and will be able to harvest their bounty. This will require a commitment of giving some intermediate care.

About the instructor: Andy Hill has been implementing creative sustainable living practices in his off-the-grid homestead and loves to share ideas and knowledge with others. He promises there will be no secrets! Andy has taught Sustainable Living classes and Northwoods Gardening at the folk school since its inception, and students appreciate his deep knowledge as a gardener and his positive and helpful teaching style.

 

Northwoods Gardening

$20

with Andy Hill

Calendar Jul 30, 2018 at 4 pm

Northwoods Gardening
Monday, July 30   
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tuition: $20 per class

August 20 and September 24 are additional gardening classes -Sign up individually.

Learn how to make the most out of our short Northern gardening season while implementing sustainable living practices. The classes will be held at Andy Hill's property where he will demonstrate organic procedures, drip irrigation, weed suppression, protection from critters, and methods of fertilizing without using pesticides or herbicides.

You will see a grow house constructed from salvage material and using no green treated lumber. Come prepared to get your hands dirty as you learn how to prepare, develop and harvest your garden. Bring a notebook and/or camera as well as your own ideas and enthusiasm to share with others. Students signing up for all five classes will also receive a 50' row to plant with seeds of their choice and will be able to harvest their bounty. This will require a commitment of giving some intermediate care.

About the instructor: Andy Hill has been implementing creative sustainable living practices in his off-the-grid homestead and loves to share ideas and knowledge with others. He promises there will be no secrets! Andy has taught Sustainable Living classes and Northwoods Gardening at the folk school since its inception, and students appreciate his deep knowledge as a gardener and his positive and helpful teaching style.

 

Northwoods Gardening

$20

with Andy Hill

Calendar Aug 20, 2018 at 4 pm

Northwoods Gardening
Monday, August 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tuition: $20 per class

September 24 is an additional gardening class - sign up for it separately.

Learn how to make the most out of our short Northern gardening season while implementing sustainable living practices. The classes will be held at Andy Hill's property where he will demonstrate organic procedures, drip irrigation, weed suppression, protection from critters, and methods of fertilizing without using pesticides or herbicides.

You will see a grow house constructed from salvage material and using no green treated lumber. Come prepared to get your hands dirty as you learn how to prepare, develop and harvest your garden. Bring a notebook and/or camera as well as your own ideas and enthusiasm to share with others. Students signing up for all five classes will also receive a 50' row to plant with seeds of their choice and will be able to harvest their bounty. This will require a commitment of giving some intermediate care.

About the instructor: Andy Hill has been implementing creative sustainable living practices in his off-the-grid homestead and loves to share ideas and knowledge with others. He promises there will be no secrets! Andy has taught Sustainable Living classes and Northwoods Gardening at the folk school since its inception, and students appreciate his deep knowledge as a gardener and his positive and helpful teaching style.

Northwoods Gardening

$20

with Andy Hill

Calendar Sep 24, 2018 at 4 pm

Northwoods Gardening
Monday, September 24
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tuition: $20

Learn how to make the most out of our short Northern gardening season while implementing sustainable living practices. The classes will be held at Andy Hill's property where he will demonstrate organic procedures, drip irrigation, weed suppression, protection from critters, and methods of fertilizing without using pesticides or herbicides.

You will see a grow house constructed from salvage material and using no green treated lumber. Come prepared to get your hands dirty as you learn how to prepare, develop and harvest your garden. Bring a notebook and/or camera as well as your own ideas and enthusiasm to share with others. Students signing up for all five classes will also receive a 50' row to plant with seeds of their choice and will be able to harvest their bounty. This will require a commitment of giving some intermediate care.

About the instructor: Andy Hill has been implementing creative sustainable living practices in his off-the-grid homestead and loves to share ideas and knowledge with others. He promises there will be no secrets! Andy has taught Sustainable Living classes and Northwoods Gardening at the folk school since its inception, and students appreciate his deep knowledge as a gardener and his positive and helpful teaching style.

 

Soil Clinic

$20

with Terry Cooper

Calendar Apr 28, 2018 at 9 am

Saturday, April 28, 2018
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Tuition: $20  Materials: Bring a two-cup sample of your soil.

What's going on in your garden? At the Soil Clinic you will learn about the condition of the soil in your lawn and gardens and how you can improve it to help help them flourish. Bring a two-cup sample of your soil to the class to discover your soil pH, texture, organic matter and other essential physical and chemical characteristics that are important for plant growth. 

About the instructor: Dr. Cooper taught beginning soils for 35 years in California and Minnesota with a hands-on teaching style.  He was also the soil judging coach and worked with many student projects on soil properties.

Dr. Cooper has a Ph.D. in Soil Science from Michigan State University where he first became interested in teaching others about Soil Science. He spent five years at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California, and then moved to the University of Minnesota, St. Paul campus. His experience in teaching includes both lecture, lab and field. He especially likes to work with people to improve their soil knowledge so they can improve their soil for better plant growth. 

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Sustainable Living: Open Forum

Free

with Andy Hill

Calendar Jul 12, 2018 at 7 pm

Sustainable Living: Open Forum
Thursday, July 12, 2018
7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Tuition: Free
This Forum is also available on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018

The Sustainable Living Forum will include presentations and discussion to extend your awareness and thinking about how to live more sustainable without costing you a fortune. There are many choices you can put in motion at little cost and little or no effort. Bring your ideas to share with others and watch them expand. Learn from Andy and from each other.

This is also an opportunity to ask questions about the appliances you are interested in installing; furnaces, hot water heaters, stoves, washer, dryers, heat pumps, water-fed air conditioners, refrigerators and freezers.

About the instructor: Andy Hill has been implementing creative sustainable living practices in his off-the-grid homestead and loves to share ideas and knowledge with others. He promises there will be no secrets! Andy has taught Sustainable Living classes and Northwoods Gardening at the folk school since its inception, and students appreciate his deep knowledge as a gardener and his positive and helpful teaching style.

Sustainable Living: Open Forum

Free

with Andy Hill

Calendar Aug 9, 2018 at 7 pm

Sustainable Living: Open Forum
Thursday, August 9, 2018
7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Tuition: Free

The Sustainable Living Forum will include presentations and discussion to extend your awareness and thinking about how to live more sustainable without costing you a fortune. There are many choices you can put in motion at little cost and little or no effort. Bring your ideas to share with others and watch them expand. Learn from Andy and from each other.

This is also an opportunity to ask questions about the appliances you are interested in installing; furnaces, hot water heaters, stoves, washer, dryers, heat pumps, water-fed air conditioners, refrigerators and freezers.

About the instructor: Andy Hill has been implementing creative sustainable living practices in his off-the-grid homestead and loves to share ideas and knowledge with others. He promises there will be no secrets! Andy has taught Sustainable Living classes and Northwoods Gardening at the folk school since its inception, and students appreciate his deep knowledge as a gardener and his positive and helpful teaching style.





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