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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.
Classes offered in 2019/early 2020 • Planning Your Four-Season Garden • Organic Vegetable Gardening • Native Plants in the Residential Landscape • Plants for Shade Gardens • Basic Pruning Skills • Seed-Starting • Food Preservation • Backyard Bramble Berries • Composting
Beekeeping 101/201 • Raising Egg Hens/Raising Meat Chickens • DIY Build a Native Bee House / Bird House / Bat House
Construction Workshops for Women: Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry, HVAC, Tiling, and Intro to Power Tools
Intro to Herbalism • Holiday Herbalism Gifts • Sourdough Breadmaking
DIY Home Cleansers • Intro to Residential Solar Systems • Small Engine Basics
Hypertufa Garden Vessels • DIY Concrete Pumpkins • DIY Beaded Bracelets • Holiday Cardmaking
On March 15, 2020, the Columbus Garden School stopped classes in response to the global pandemic of COVID-19. Like many small, local businesses, CGS is struggling through the ramifications of an unknown future. HOWEVER, we know two things are true:
First, classes to teach gardening, homesteading, and home maintenance skills are -- more than ever -- critically important to our quality of life moving forward.
Second, we can adapt our teaching methods to ensure the safety of our students. Some classes can be offered online. When we reopen our doors, you can expect smaller class sizes and PPE requirements until the danger of COVID-19 has passed. IN ADDITION, we're investigating other adaptations that include offering outdoor classes (a shade canopy and tables/chairs still needed).
We're confident we can pull through this -- together. At the moment, we would really appreciate your financial assistance. While we're looking at other avenues to generate funds, 100% of our previous income (from class fees) came to an abrupt stop on March 15. THANK YOU for your consideration and generosity!
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