Green Thumb class 2018

Due to limited enrollment, I have decided to postpone my first class and do an informational gathering next Wednesday, March 28th at the Anchorage Community House, from 6:30-7:30pm. This gathering will be free.

Think gardening is a lot of work? Think again… I’ll teach you to utilize Permaculture principles to create a no-dig, low-maintenance, abundant garden.

When I first started gardening I wasn’t very good at it. There was a lot of effort put in but not the greatest results. Learning through hands-on experiences from an experienced teacher gave me the skills I needed to be far more successful in my own gardening space. Now it’s your turn!

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. Avoid common beginner mistakes, have support to deal with problems or questions, and have fun in a relaxed, social setting.

When and Where: Classes are held every other week on Wednesdays. Classes begin March 21st and run through September 19th. A total of 14 classes.

Evening class: 6:30-8:30pm, at Anchorage Community House (ACH).

How much?

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 reap the benefits of growing $200-$300 worth 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 primarily a course for adults but is suitable for young people ages 12 and up. Any two gardeners working on the same garden and using only one set of supplies will get a discount of $30.

Lessons include:

  • Introduction to Permaculture
  • Introduction to Forest Gardens
  • Introduction to Garden Planning
  • Starting Seeds
  • Seedling care
  • Direct seeding
  • Garden establishment
  • Composting
  • Introduction to soil health
  • Weeds
  • Diagnosing problems
  • Food Preservation:
      • Freezing
      • Drying
      • Canning
      • Fermenting
  • Seed saving
  • Root Cellars
  • Preparing the garden for winter
  • Self reflection and evaluation
  • Two field trips

Start Learning: Enrollment can be completed through the Anchorage Community House event menu. For work trade opportunities, you can contact me at 1 (907) 223-2224, or email me at