Home & Gardening

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO SEEDS FROM START TO FINISH

Have  you ever wanted to plant your garden using seeds but didn’t know where to start?  Or are you interested in saving seeds for next year, but not sure what is the best way or which seeds to save?  In this class, we will do an overview, from flowers to vegetables, on using seeds from start to finish.  Learn about the various seed types available, how to “read” seed packets, different methods and containers available, starting seeds indoors, and how to save various seeds for the next year.  It’s “Seed 101”!.  We will do some hands-on seed starting as well.  Taught by a Master Gardener and Organic Lifestyle columnist, this class will help take the guesswork out of seed starting.  A $5.00 materials fee is payable to the instructor the first night of class.

 

Course # 5165       Monday                 NHS

6:30-8:30  PM      Starts 3/13/17      1 Class

Nicole Christensen                              Fee $39

 

DIGGING IN: GROWING AN ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDEN

Prepare a vegetable garden in time for spring planting.  Learn basic, tried-and-true techniques for growing popular vegetables and which common but ineffective garden myths to avoid.  Organic controls to manage weeds, insects and common diseases will be discussed.  No gardening experience required. 

 

Course #5464       Thursday               NHS

6:30-8:30 PM       Starts 4/27/17      2 Classes

Michele MacKinnon                           Fee $49

 

BEYOND BIRD FEEDERS: GARDENING TO ATTRACT BIRDS YEAR ROUND

Would you enjoy having more feathered friends and other wildlife in your garden?  Learn which plants attract birds, bees and butterflies and how to arrange them in your outdoor space.  Use of native plants will be emphasized.  Participants receive a helpful resource sheet for shopping and further reading. 

 

Course # 5462       Thursday               NHS

6:30-8:30 PM       Starts 3/30/17      1 Class

Michele MacKinnon                           Fee $29

 

DESIGNING A HOME LANDSCAPE

Learn to create pleasing outdoor spaces using the same design techniques as professional landscapers. Create a sketch for home use. Bring photos of your landscape challenges for discussion of possible solutions. Please bring a pencil, a ruler and an eraser.  (Note: no class on 4/12)  

Course # 5363       Wednesday           NHS

6:30-8:30 PM       Starts 4/5/17      2 Classes

Michele MacKinnon                           Fee $49

 

CREATE YOUR DREAM HOME WITHOUT LEAVING HOME

You are at that time of your life!  You’re finally stepping into YOUR dreams—you’ve converted a bedroom into a home office and you’re on your way...then, uh oh!  Your daughter wants her room back and Dad had hip surgery and needs your extra love and care while he recuperates.  Now what do you do?  In this one evening class, Home Design Transformation authority, Colin Healy, will show you ways to create new uses for your existing spaces to reinvent your home to fit your changing needs, evolving passions and growing family without having to leave home!  No discounts apply.

 

Course # 5111       Monday                 NHS

6:30-8:00 PM       Starts 4/3/17         1 Class

Colin Healy                                          Fee $39

Colin Healy Design LLC

 

 

GET ORGANIZED AND GET CONTROL

Are you overwhelmed by clutter, but unsure how to organize it?  Have you made past attempts to declutter and get organized only to be disappointed?  If you’re ready for a fresh start, this class is for you.  Organizing is a skill that can be LEARNED.  Professional Organizer, Karen Pierce, will show you hot to organize so you can save time, do what you love, save money, decrease stress, improve health and enjoy your space.  Please bring a purse/handbag/backpack to class (do NOT organize)!  You can also email questions you would like to discuss ahead of time through her website, InnerSpace byKaren.com.

 

Tuesday                                                 NHS

7:30-9:00 pm                                        1 Class

Karen Pierce                                         Fee $29

 

Session I       Course #6234        Starts 3/21/17

Session II      Course #6235        Starts 4/4/17

 

HELP!  I HATE MY ROOM!

This will be a fun, hands-on class with group participation.  Bring 3-4 photos of ONE room you want to change as well as inspirational photos of how you’d like it to look.  We will use these examples to make suggestions on what may be changed/modified to help you achieve your desired look and resources to begin your room’s transformation.  You will learn about color and how it affects the feeling of a room; what is the focal point of a room and how to create one if you don’t have a natural point of interest; and how textures can enhance a space.  No discounts apply.

 

Course # 5311       Wednesday           NHS

6:30-8:30 PM       Starts 4/26/17      2 Classes

Lynda Reid                                           Fee $59