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Garden-Making 1: The Herb Garden

  • Started May 17
  • 30 US dollars
  • East Cooke Road

The Theory and Practice of Garden-Making This five-part series examines the why and how of five garden themes. We will explore these gardens through the lens of ethics, design principles, garden history, and the practical aspects – plant selection, hardscape creation, and more – of creating each garden style. Design 1 – The Herb Garden Herbs are traditionally placed in categories that align with their use: culinary, medicinal, fragrance, industrial, dyeing, native, tea, Biblical, poison, and more. Why do we categorize them, why do we segregate them, and what do we do with them once we fill our gardens with these plants we call herbs? Debra will answer these questions and more. BONUS: Each class is $30, but if you sign up for 2+ classes at the SAME TIME, each class is then $25! Call/text (614) 404-7236 to register for multiple classes. All classes are on Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 PM. Design 1: The Herb Garden 5/17/22 Design 2: The Pollinator Garden 5/31/22 Design 3: The Cutting Garden 6/21/22 Design 4: The Food Garden 6/28/22 Design 5: The Forest Garden 7/5/22 In light of COVID-19, all students/instructors attending indoor classes are required to wear a face mask. Class is held in a well-ventilated room and is strictly limited to 10 attendees. All genders are welcome to participate in this workshop. Debra's classes fill quickly; please register ASAP to avoid disappointment! INSTRUCTOR: In 1992 Debra Knapke turned her avocation of plant study and gardening into her full-time career. Known as “The Garden Sage”, Debra is passionate about gardening, sustainable garden design and the natural world, and enjoys sharing knowledge through her writing, public speaking, and garden consulting in the private and public sectors. She has served on various local and national committees and boards that focus on education, the environment, and sustainability. In addition, she has mentored the future of the landscape industry at Columbus State Community College for 24 years. She loves being a gardener and has packed an amazing variety of perennials, trees, shrubs, and edibles onto the 2/3-acre lot surrounding her home.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, please contact us at least 48 hours prior to class to cancel your registration. (Refund policy for materials fee, if applicable, may vary and is included in class description.)

Contact Details

  • 1350 East Cooke Road, Columbus, OH, USA

    + (614) 404-7236