Black Thumb? No Problem. Green thumb? Even better. The Boulder JCC is now offering gardening classes that can help turn your black thumb green and your green thumb greener. Classes will start at the beginning, with Gardening 101 on March 10th. The topics will then satisfy even advanced gardeners, delving into specific vegetable families (April 6th and May 10th), weed management (June 15th), and even a how-to class on grafting your own apple trees (April 11th)! Click here for more information and to register.
The JCC’s farm and sustainability program serves the many members of our community who are passionate about local food, environmental sustainability, and community resiliency. Gardening classes are meant for ages 13 and up, with a special price for teens. The focus of these classes will be horticulture and organic gardening techniques, so come and learn and spread the word to your gardening neighbors.
Becca Weaver, Farm and Sustainability Director, will be teaching most of the classes. Weaver has a strong background in growing food and flowers organically. She worked on multiple organic farms on the east coast, helped train beginning farmers in Massachusetts, and completed UC Santa Cruz’s organic farmer training program. Now, in addition to working at the JCC, she runs her own flower farm, Rise and Shine Farm. With a knack for teaching and extensive growing knowledge, she is well equipped to help Boulder residents learn to become better gardeners and food growers.