Welcome to the collected materials for our class. Please check back frequently, to be sure you have all the information you need. Links are generally to PDF files, which you can save to your own device, or print if you prefer hardcopy. If you have questions about the materials, please check with Elaine Smith.
Resource list for trainees Updated 2/21/19
We all share the responsibility for bringing snacks each week. Here’s your first use for SUG (above). Please sign up here.
Handouts – PDF files of presenters’ PowerPoint slides will be posted as soon as they are available – often before the class occurs. They will remain on this site until around the end of September, when we begin setting up for the 2020 class. You are welcome to save them to your own device, or print them if you prefer hardcopy.
Jan 14 Photo day – remember to bring your best smile!
Jan 21 Tree Fruits
Jan 28 Gardening and Water Quality If you have a well, remember that you can bring about 1/2 cup of water for nitrate testing, if you wish.
Feb 4 Pesticide Safety
Feb 4 Composting
Feb 11 Lawns
Feb 11 Organic Vegetable Gardening This is from 2018, but Neil said it’s the same.
Feb 18 Teaching Tips
Feb 18 VRS and garden labs
Feb 25 Weeds Rescheduled to April 1, morning
Feb 25 Plant propagation Rescheduled to April 8, afternoon
Mar 11 Vertebrate pests
Mar 18 Resources Neil will be discussing many of these sources, which are the standard bookmarks used at the Office Plant Clinic. You may want to look them over in advance. You can also save the list to your own device for easy reference. And here is Neil’s handout to challenge your resourcefulness.
Mar 18 IPM
Mar 25 Problem diagnosis 2
Apr 1 Weeds
Apr 1 Garden Orientation – at the Marion Garden
Apr 8 Exam Review
Apr 8 Propagation – Growing from seed – Hands-on demonstrations