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Learn something new every season!
Welcome to our Gardening School, the place where you can learn new skills, meet new friends and feel accomplished, every single day. Have fun learning essential skills that last a lifetime!
Classes & Workshops
The Columbus Garden School provides hands-on experience with knowledge-based teaching, combined with a healthy dose of FUN! In addition to learning about all aspects of gardening, you can take classes in food prep, urban animal care, home maintenance, and a wide variety of arts and crafts.
Some of the classes we offer: Planning Your Four-Season Garden • Organic Vegetable Gardening • Native Plants in the Residential Landscape
Basic Pruning Skills • Seed-Starting • Composting • Beekeeping 101/201 • Raising Egg Hens
Construction Workshops for Women: Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry, HVAC, Tiling, and Intro to Power Tools
Intro to Herbalism • DIY Home Cleansers • Intro to Residential Solar Systems • Small Engine Basics
PRIVATE / CUSTOM WORKSHOPS at CGS
The Columbus Garden School offers private / custom classes for your group of friends, colleagues, or employees! Perhaps you’re interested in a topic we offer -- but the class time isn’t convenient, or we don’t have enough seats to accommodate your group. Maybe you want to carve out some fun, low-stress time with family and friends. Many of our classes are ideal for team-building projects. Learn a new skill or make something unique while having fun – at an affordable cost!
Classes can be held at CGS, at your site, or via Zoom, depending on the topic and instructor. Some examples include:
Craft classes ranging from dyeing textiles, soap-making, jewelry, and papercrafts.
Gardening workshop topics from container planting to native plants, edible gardening, food preservation, pollinator gardening, pruning, organic gardening basics, and more.
Introduction to herbalism, DIY herbal care kits, and creating unique herbal tea blends.
Construction workshops that introduce basic carpentry, electrical, plumbing and tiling skills and concepts. Projects such as building bird or bat houses are also available.
Beekeeping workshops explore our hives at CGS. Protective gear is provided while your group opens hives and discovers the collaborative world of honey bees.
PLUS we offer PowerPoint presentations on a WIDE RANGE of gardening, beekeeping, homesteading, and sustainability topics.
Email us with your questions and ideas for YOUR custom class or workshop today!