Friday, January 9, 2009

Certify Yourself!

Registration is already underway at Washtenaw Community College for the Organic Gardener Certificate Program! We're in our third year of offering this exciting series of classes that cover everything from the basics of organic gardening to growing fruit organically to gardening with native plants, and space is filling up as fast as ever.

Whether you decide you want to take classes individually or go for the certificate, you're guaranteed a great learning opportunity. Seven courses are required for the certificate, along with 20 hours of volunteer service in the community. Students have gone on to work with organizations like Avalon Housing and local schools to create projects that continue to grow along with the organic gardens they create.

Instructors Erica Kempter and Mike Levine of Nature and Nuture, LLC team up with Greg Vaclavek of Native Plant Nursery to bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the classroom. All local nursery owners that focus on methods of organic growing, organic landscaping, and organic weed control, they share a wealth of unique information.

Don't miss this opportunity to jump start and rejuvenate your garden skills! Register online (just add the classes to your WCC cart) or call WCC Live, Work, Learn at (734) 973-3607.

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