Adult Gardening Education Program
Enrollment for the 2013 class has now closed.
Please complete the following Online Application Form
if you would like to keep your name on our waitlist.
Who should take the class?
Are you someone…
- who has never gardened before?
- with a strong desire to learn how?
- who has 3 or more hours/week to maintain your veggie garden?
Instruction will include all aspects of starting and maintaining the garden, from testing and preparing the soil to planting, maintenance, and pest management. The instruction will be led by the NFI program coordinators and guest presenters.
Site Locations and Times
We offer classes once a week on Saturday mornings (10 am - Noon) starting May 11, 2013 (from May to September) at:
- Fort Totten - 100 Gallatin Street, NW (right next to the Fort Totten metro)
Your own 12' x 12' community garden plot
All seeds and transplants
Compost, soil amendments, wood chips, and their delivery
All necessary garden infrastructure (i.e. drip irrigation system, trellises, stakes, tomato cages)
Your own trowel and a pair of gloves, plus seasonal use of NFI's communal tools
Weekly "staffed" hours at the garden where participants can consult with experienced gardeners, and receive one-on-one assistance
Eleven hands-on classes over a five-month period to provide all the knowledge you need to grow your own organic garden!
- May 11 -
Introduction, class outline, soil prep, plan, design
- May 18 -
Planning your garden
- June 1 -
- June 8 -
- June 22 -
Pruning, thinning, staking, good maintenance
- July 6 -
Organic pest management
- July 20 -
- August 3 -
Plant disease identification and treatment
- August 17 -
- August 31 -
- September 14 -
Cover crops, fall plantings
- September 28 -
Tuition Rates & Scholarship Information
Full tuition for the GEP classes is $450
Are you interested in our scholarship or tuition work program? For more information please download and read our
Scholarship & Work Tuition Guidelines
and our Scholarship Application
or email: email@example.com for more information.