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February 2022

Needham Adult Education: Intro to Sustainable Vegetable Gardening

February 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In collaboration with the Needham Community Farm Virtual Joe Leghorn  Home-grown produce is far superior to what you can buy at the market because it is fresher. However, the thought of starting your  own vegetable garden can be daunting. This class will provide you with an overview of everything you need to know--from figuring out where to put your garden, how to start your own seedlings, and how to care for and maintain common vegetables. The class will also cover…

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March 2022

Needham Adult Education: Pruning Shrubs and Small Trees

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

In-person Peter Hauschka Ornamental trees and landscape plantings can rapidly outgrow their allotted spaces leading to crowding, shading, and loss of vigor. Pruning will reshape and reinvigorate their growth. This hands-on course will cover: 1) visual planning of which cuts to make and why; 2) safe use of hand tools to remove dead wood and excessive growth. Limited to 12. Date: Saturday, March 12 (rain date Sunday 3/13)                       Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM Location: Instructor’s…

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Needham Adult Education: Low-Maintenance Gardening: Spring Workshop

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Needham High School – Room 409, 1330 Highland Ave
Needham, MA
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In-person Joanne Neale Were you disappointed with last year’s garden? Do you need to update your overgrown landscape? Most importantly, do you feel you are spending too much time and money on landscape maintenance? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join us for this two-session class to learn how to cultivate a beautiful but low maintenance garden. We will focus on techniques for designing, planting, and maintaining an inexpensive and environmentally responsible garden. In addition, you will…

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April 2022

Needham Adult Education: Garden Bed Design and Construction

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

In-person Peter Hauschka Spring is a great time to build new gardens or to improve and redesign existing ones. This hands-on class at the instructor’s one-acre garden will cover garden bed layout, rain garden design, sod removal, digging, edging, soil sifting and amendment, mulching, and the planting of perennials, shrubs and trees. Limited to 12. Date: Saturday, April 9 (rain date Sunday 4/10)                       Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Instructor’s Needham garden           …

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Needham Adult Education: Establishing and Maintaining a Healthy Lawn

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Virtual Nicholas Nogueira It takes knowledge and care to establish and maintain a beautiful lawn, but that doesn't mean that you need to hire an expensive service to do the work for you. In this class, you will learn important tips that will enable you to care for your lawn. Topics covered will include: soil health; organic fertilization needs for every lawn type; identifying and rectifying common problems such as weed control, fungus/moss/mushrooms, soil pH and heat stress; required maintenance…

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