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Low-Maintenance Gardening

  • Starts Jul 6
  • 28 US dollars
  • East Cooke Road

Imagine your garden in spring: the first flowers unfurling, seeds nestling into the soil, promising a season of growth and color. Yet as the weeks unfold, even the most passionate gardener can feel overwhelmed with the daunting tasks of weeding, watering, and pest management. When these demands exceed our time and energy, it can diminish the joy of gardening. But your garden can retain springtime vibrancy throughout the year with a little permaculture wisdom. This class helps you create a resilient, self-sufficient, easy-to-manage garden. We’ll explore how to enhance natural processes to benefit the garden, and how to make all of this happen in an eco-friendly way, covering topics like: • Designing for less maintenance • Selecting resilient plants that thrive in your specific environment • Using efficient watering and water-capture techniques to save time and money • Building soil fertility without hauling wheelbarrows of compost • Groundcover and cultivation techniques to reduce weed pressure • Optimizing your garden's layout for natural pest control You’ll receive approximately an hour of interactive instruction, and then engage with a hands-on design activity to put theory into practice with fellow gardening enthusiasts. You’ll take home a comprehensive handout filled with actionable steps to transform your garden into a self-reliant haven. Ready to reclaim your time and reignite your passion for gardening? Let’s start your journey toward a garden that grows with you, not against you. INSTRUCTOR: Ayla Bella seeks to address climate change and food insecurity through permaculture and urban food forests. She founded Rooting Resilience, a local nonprofit working to establish forest gardens on public land, and Nourish: Ecologically Thoughtful Gardens, a garden consultation business to help people create yards that are beautiful, sustainable, and edible. She is a certified permaculture designer, a Master Gardener Intern, and a Stinner Climate Ambassador.


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, please contact us at least 72 hours prior to class to cancel your registration. (Refund policy for materials fee, if applicable, may vary and is included in class description.) In most cases, you can transfer your class enrollment to a friend -- just let us know! Please note, we do NOT record or distribute our online presentations.


Contact Details

  • 1350 East Cooke Road, Columbus, OH, USA

    + (614) 404-7236

    info@columbusgardenschool.com


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