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Recreation & H.G.S.N
Starting A Vegetable Garden
Wednesday, January 11, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
5 Vegetable Diseases of Vegetables Every Home Gardener Should Know
Wednesday, January 25, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Organic Gardening Techniques
Wednesday, February 15, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
When is the right time to start a vegetable garden? How much water should I apply? In this session, you will learn about how to plan a vegetable garden, site selection, the right amount of vegetables to grow, how to take care of the garden; watering, mulching, staking, weeding, disease and pest control. Join us for a fun filled 2 hours of learning….
Garden Bugs: 5 Major Insect Pests of Vegetables
Wednesday, January 18, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Have you ever wondered what that powdery growth on your cucumbers or squash was? What about the yellowish and dying leaves on your tomato plant? Do you have questions on why your seedlings just die afew days or weeks after planting? This session will cover the 5 major diseases of vegetables and how home gardeners can control them. Pruning Made Easy
Wednesday, February 8, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Organic Gardening aims at optimizing the health and productivity of interdepent communities of soil life, plants, animals and people. Learn how to improve your soils using composts, cover crops, rotation, companion planting, and organic gardening techniques used to control insects, diseases and weeds in a vegetable garden.
.Welcome to the 2012 Gardening Class Series at the Kihei Community Center. These classes are Co-sponsored by the County of Maui Parks and Recreation Department (Community Classes program) in collaboration with the (H.G.S.N) Home Gardening Support Network, L.L.C. The aim of the classes is to empower the gardener so that one is able to make more informed and environmentally sustainable decisions when it comes to gardening. All Classes will be presented and facilitated by Anne Gachuhi.
About the Presenter
Anne Gachuhi is a horticulturalist and the Founder and CEO of the Home Gardening Support Network, L.L.C . Anne is a former University of Hawaii Extension Educator and Maui Master Gardener Coordinator. She holds an MSc and Bachelors in Horticulture. She has more than 20 years teaching horticultural educational programs focused on the environment and sustainability to home gardeners, the public, teachers, the youth and greens industry professionals.
All About Tomatoes: Tips for a Successful Growing Season
Wednesday, February 29, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Have you had problems identifying the pests in your garden? Once you know what they are, would you like to also learn how to control them? In this session, you will learn about the different types of insect pests affecting your food crops, flowers or fruit trees. You will also learn how to identify their symptoms as well as the sustainable measures you can use to control them.
Pruning alters the form and growth of a plant and can be considered preventative maintenance. Learn the best strategies for pruning shrubs and trees: How to prune, reasons for pruning, and what to prune. Lean how to avoid common mistakes in pruning that can be quite costly in the long run.
There are more questions on how to grow tomatoes successfully than with any other vegetable. This session outline the easy steps to follow in order to have that successful growing season with tomatoes. Details include: selecting the right varieties, seedling propagation and care, media to use, cultural activities such as: staking, pruning, mulching, watering, fertilizing, disease and insect control.
The Class fee is $15 per session or you can sign up for all six sessions and pay only $70 instead of $90 (a saving of $20)!.
To register for a class, or for more information, call Anne Gachuhi at :808-446-2361 or email: email@example.com or register online at our website: www.homegardeningsupportnetwork.com