Green Thumb class 2016

Think gardening is a lot of work? Think again… I’ll teach you to utilize Permaculture principles to create a no-dig, low-maintenance, abundant garden.

When I first started gardening I wasn’t very good at it. There was a lot of effort put in but not the greatest results. Learning through hands-on experiences from an experienced teacher gave me the skills I needed to be far more successful in my own gardening space. Now it’s your turn!

This summer you will feast on your very own vegetables. From starting seeds indoors to putting your garden to bed, and everything in between, I will walk you through the entire gardening season. Avoid common beginner mistakes, have support to deal with problems or questions, and have fun in a relaxed, social setting.

When and Where: Classes are held every other week on Wednesdays. Classes begin March 22nd and run through September 20th. A total of 14 classes.

Mid-day class: 11am-1pm, at Adrift Gardens, 2907 Klamath Drive in west Spenard.

Evening class: 6:30-8:30pm, at Anchorage Community House (ACH).- this class has been filled. I am happy to put you on a wait list should a space open up, or if another evening class is offered.

 I am happy to announce the ACH is going to be the kitchen garden for the Anchorage Gospel Rescue Mission on Tudor Blvd. You can learn to grow your garden and help those less fortunate in the process. 

How much?

This includes some basic materials you will need to begin your garden… seeds, trays for starts, starts, and more. You could feasibly grow your garden without spending another dime on it, and reap the benefits of growing $200-$300 worth of fresh, organic produce. Plus, you will walk away with the knowledge to be able to grow your own garden year after year.

What else?
This is primarily a course for adults but is suitable for young people ages 12 and up. Any two gardeners working on the same garden and using only one set of supplies will get a discount of $30.

Lessons include: 

  • Starting seeds
  • Garden planning
  • Garden Establishment (sheet mulching)
  • Composting
  • Soils
  • Diagnosing problems
  • Weeds and Forest Gardens
  • Class field trips
  • Food Preservation- Freezing and Drying
  • Food Preservation- Canning and Fermenting
  • Seed Saving
  • Root Cellars and putting the Garden to Bed
  • Field trips
  • Evaluation and Celebration

Start learning!
 Sign up now so you can learn to grow your garden. To enroll you can contact me by phone at (907)223-2224, or via email at