Classes

Classes

Composting BasicsApril 21, 10:00-11:00 am
Instructor: Meredith Seaver – USU Extension

Successful gardeners will tell you it’s all about the soil. What better way to improve any soil than by adding compost? At first glance, composting can seem like a complicated process. Attend this class to see that it’s not as difficult as it may appear. Learn the simple way to produce compost in your own backyard. Discover the easy way to create a richer, more productive soil for your vegetables and ornamental plants.

Deer-Proofing Your YardApril 28, 10:00-11:00 am
Instructor: Terry Messmer – USU Extension

If you live along the bench or near a natural body of water, you likely know first-hand how damaging deer can be to your property. Is there anything that can be done to protect your yard from deer? Yes there is! Come and learn from a wildlife expert what you can do to lessen the damage.

Planting for PollinatorsMay 5, 10:00-11:00 am
Instructor: Joe Wilson - USU- Tooele

What do you know about bees and other pollinators in Utah? What can you plant to attract more of them? Which bees are native? Come and be educated on the fascinating world of pollinators!

Container Flower DesignMay 12, 10:00-11:00 am
Instructor: LeeAnn Martin – Advanced Master Gardener

Celebrate Mother’s Day in a gardening class! Accent your porch or patio with colorful and stunning flower pots! Gain an understanding of the best ways to design and arrange plants in containers. Learn which types of plants will give you the perfect texture combinations and will allow you to enjoy your outdoor spaces all summer long.

Hands-on Sprinkler WorkshopMay 19, 10:00-11:00 am
Instructor: Rick Maloy - Central Utah Gardens

This introductory workshop is for those who want to gain a better understanding of their sprinkler system. Come and learn about different sprinkler types and sprinkler parts, as well as the tools needed to work with them. Learn how to fix broken sprinklers, and discover how easy it is to convert existing sprinklers to drip irrigation.

Localscapes 101June 5, 7:00-8:30 pm
Instructor: Casey Finlinson/Rick Maloy- Central Utah Gardens

Registration for this class opens Friday, May 4 @ 8:30 am.

Getting ready to install or upgrade your landscape? This introductory design class will show you how to landscape where you live. Learn what you can do to give your yard more curb appeal and reduce maintenance at the same time.

Localscapes UniversityJune 12, 7:00-8:30 pm
Instructor: Casey Finlinson/Rick Maloy- Central Utah Gardens

Registration for this class opens Friday, May 4 @ 8:30 am.

Now that you’ve had the introductory 101 course, it’s time to delve into more details of creating your own Utah-friendly landscape. Learn how to create a base map for your yard. Gain a better understanding of the central open shape concept, activity area and planting bed design, sprinkler systems, and more!

Fairy GardensJune 16, 10:00-11:00 am
Instructor: Sam Adams – McCoard’s Garden Center

Registration for this class opens Friday, May 4 @ 8:30 am.

Build your own fairy garden, and you just might get some little visitors. What better way to gain experience with plants than by creating and caring for your own little garden made just for fairies. This class will teach you how to make a small garden and some fun accessories for it. A demonstration container garden will be created right before your eyes. Adults and children are welcome to attend. Class will be held in the outdoor amphitheater.

Gardening Q & A SessionJune 28, 7:00-8:00 pm
Instructor: Taun Beddes – USU Extension/KSL Greenhouse Show

Registration for this class opens Friday, May 4 @ 8:30 am.

Whether you’re new to Utah County or you’ve been here for most of your life, you likely have questions related to growing plants in this region. Now you have the opportunity to speak directly with the Utah County Extension agent! Come and get the answers to your questions, and learn from the questions of others. You are encouraged to submit your questions to casey@cuwcd.com prior to the session. On-the-spot questions will be welcomed as time permits.

Fall GardeningSept 15, 10:00-11:00 am
Instructor: Casey Finlinson – Central Utah Gardens

Registration for this class opens Wednesday, Aug 15 @ 8:30 am.

Fall is the perfect time to work in the yard! Temperatures are a little more comfortable for both you and your plants. What are the types of things you should be doing out in the yard this time of year? Come to this class for ideas and tips on fall gardening.

Localscapes 101Sept 18, 7:00-8:30 pm
Instructor: Casey Finlinson/Rick Maloy- Central Utah Gardens

Registration for this class opens Wednesday, Aug 15 @ 8:30 am.

Getting ready to install or upgrade your landscape? This introductory design class will show you how to landscape where you live. Learn what you can do to give your yard more curb appeal and reduce maintenance at the same time.

Localscapes UniversitySept 25, 7:00-8:30 pm
Instructor: Casey Finlinson/Rick Maloy- Central Utah Gardens

Registration for this class opens Wednesday, Aug 15 @ 8:30 am.

Now that you’ve had the introductory 101 course, it’s time to delve into more details of creating your own Utah-friendly landscape. Learn how to create a base map for your yard. Gain a better understanding of the central open shape concept, activity area and planting bed design, sprinkler systems, and more!

Kids Classes

Growing Vegetables Is Fun!June 6th, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Instructor: Thanksgiving Point Staff

Registration for this class opens Friday, May 4th at 8:30 am.

Get the summer started with a memorable education experience! Children will have the opportunity to hear a fun story about growing vegetables, play a classification game, and plant their own vegetable seed to bring home and take care of. Geared towards children ages 5-11. A parent or guardian must accompany the children. Adults do not need a ticket to attend. Class is held in the outdoor amphitheater. 1 hour.


Flowers & SeedsJune 13th, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Instructor: Monica Hoyt-Central Utah Water

Registration for this class opens Friday, May 4th at 8:30 am.

Where do plants come from? Follow the development of a seed into a plant in this story-like explanation. Children will get a close look at some flowers and seeds, play a flower and seed matching game, and get crafty by doing some flower stamping. Geared towards children ages 5-11. A parent or guardian must accompany the children. Adults do not need a ticket to attend. Class is held in the outdoor amphitheater. 1 hour.


Animals & Water June 20th, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Instructor: Wild Wonders

Registration for this class opens Friday, May 4th at 8:30 am.

Come for a safari story and craft activity in the gardens! Geared toward ages 3-8, but all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults do not need a ticket to attend. Class is held in the outdoor amphitheater. 1 hour.

Story Time & Craft June 27th, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Instructor: Marilyn Pangman - Storyteller

Registration for this class opens Friday, May 4th at 8:30 am.

Children will enjoy listening to a master storyteller, followed by a fun craft related to the stories. Geared toward ages 3-8, but all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults do not need a ticket to attend. Class is held in the outdoor amphitheater. 1 hour.

Superheroes Save Water July 11th, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Instructor: Central Utah Gardens Staff

Registration for this class opens Friday, June 8th at 8:30 am.

Come dressed as a superhero and find the missing water! Learn about the important roles water plays in your life and what you can do to use it wisely. Be prepared to go on a hunt through the garden, to gather water conservation tips, and to make a superhero craft. Geared towards children ages 5-11. Dressing as a superhero is encouraged but not required. A parent or guardian must accompany the children. Adults do not need a ticket to attend. Class is held in the outdoor amphitheater. 1 hour.

Water ScienceJuly 18th, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Instructor: Monica Hoyt - Central Utah Water

Registration for this class opens Friday, June 8th at 8:30 am.

Learn about the properties of water and be entertained at the same time! Look at water in a whole new way with these fun experiments! This STEM-based class will be sure to fascinate all who attend. Geared toward ages 5-11. A parent or guardian must accompany the children. Adults do not need a ticket to attend. Class is held in the outdoor amphitheater. 1 hour.

Story Time & Craft July 25th, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Instructor: Annette VanWagenen - Storyteller

Registration for this class opens Friday, June 8th at 8:30 am.

Children will enjoy listening to a master storyteller, followed by a fun craft related to the stories. Geared toward ages 3-8, but all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults do not need a ticket to attend. Class is held in the outdoor amphitheater. 1 hour.

All About Bugs August 1st, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Instructor: Thanksgiving Point Staff

Registration for this class opens Friday, June 29th at 8:30 am.

There are a lot of cool bugs out there! In this class, children will get to see a variety of insects, learn about insect structure and function, gain an understanding of beneficial and harmful insects, and go on a bug hunt in the garden! Geared towards children ages 5-11. A parent or guardian must accompany the children. Adults do not need a ticket to attend. Class is held in the outdoor amphitheater. 1 hour.

The Water CycleAugust 8th, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Instructor: Central Utah Gardens Staff

Registration for this class opens Friday, June 29th at 8:30 am.

Water can be found in many places, and it can take on various forms. In this class, children get to pretend they are water molecules and will move from the ocean to the clouds to the lake and will end up with a unique bracelet that follows the path they took. Geared toward ages 5-11. A parent or guardian must accompany the children. Adults do not need a ticket to attend. Class is held in the outdoor amphitheater. 1 hour

Story Time & Craft August 15th, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Instructor: Marilyn Pangman - Storyteller

Registration for this class opens Friday, June 29 at 8:30 am.

Children will enjoy listening to a master storyteller, followed by a fun craft related to the stories. Geared toward ages 3-8, but all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults do not need a ticket to attend. Class is held in the outdoor amphitheater. 1 hour.