Green Thumb class 2017

Due to the quarantine, classes have been suspended until further notice. Thank you for your interest. Please follow Adrift Gardens on facebook and Instagram for growing information throughout the summer. Be well and happy gardening!

When I was growing up, I learned how to garden from my mom in what we call a Peter Rabbit garden with all the plants in a row and bare soil everywhere. I never knew anything different. When I tried to start my own garden, it was dismal. I had small plants and lots of weeds.  I have since then, learned techniques to grow a regenerative, no-till, low-maintenance, abundant garden. I want to share my experience with you.

This summer you will feast on your very own vegetables. From starting seeds indoors to putting your garden to bed, and everything in between. I will walk you through the entire gardening season. You can avoid common beginner mistakes, have support to deal with problems or questions, and have fun learning in a relaxed, social setting.

When and Where: Classes are held every other week on Thursday nights from 6:30-8:30pm. We will gather primarily at my home in West Anchorage, with a few classes being held at other gardens throughout Anchorage. The address will be provided upon registration. Classes begin April 2nd, 2020 and run through September 17th, 2020. A total of 13 classes.

How much? $400

This includes some basic materials you will need to begin your garden… seeds, trays for starts, starts, and more. You could feasibly grow your garden without spending another dime on it, and enjoy a summer of fresh, organic produce. Plus, you will walk away with the knowledge to be able to grow your own garden year after year.

What else?
 This is a beginner class, however, more advanced students can benefit as well.

Lessons include:

  • Garden design
  • Forest gardens
  • Seed Starting
  • Garden Establishment
  • Direct seeding
  • Transplanting
  • Composting
  • Compost tea
  • Container gardening
  • Hoop houses
  • Weeds
  • Soil food web
  • Diagnosing problems
  • Field trip
  • Freezing
  • Canning
  • Fermenting
  • Drying
  • Frost watch
  • Seed saving
  • Putting the garden to bed
  • Cold storage
  • Garden and course evaluation

For for registration or work trade opportunities, you can contact me via email at, and (907)223-2224.

See you in the garden! – Alivia