Garden Classes

Garden Class Descriptions 

All classes will be held in-person this year in our classroom. The classroom is located at 1301 E FIrst Ave. Look for our Classes banner out front.

The Hanging Basket classes will be held out back in the Garden Center, so dress accordingly.

April 9th @10am: Tree Tapping Class

Learn how to select birch trees, how to collect sap and how to cook the sap for syrup.

 

April 9th @12pm: Planting Seed Potatoes Class

Seed potatoes are coming! Learn the basics of planting and growing seed potatoes and how to harvest and store your spuds. The instructor is one of our seed potato growers, so come and learn from the expert.

 

April 16th @11am: Beyond Compost Class

Compost is wonderful food for your plants, microbes, and garden soil. But it's not the only way to enrich your growing system.

Come learn some other exciting ways to build your humus to enjoy heightened productivity, more workable soil texture, increased drought resistance...and be climate smart. With illustrated stories, we'll romp through biochar, cover crops, and mulching tips & tricks.

 

April 23rd @11am: Pre-Emptive Protection from Plant Disease

Oh, oh…the farther into summer, the more sick spots you start to see on green leaves! Yikes! Disease has struck, infecting your tomatoes, roses, perennials.

Get prepared now with a toolbox of effective tactics—that won’t harm your song birds, toddlers, or living soil.

 

April 23rd @2pm: Design Your Own Shade-Loving Hanging Basket

Get guidance while planting a hanging basket that will brighten up that shady spot in your garden. Choose a kit from two different options, both filled with plants that thrive in the shade.

This class will be held in-person this year. The class will take place out back in our garden center. It will be outside, so please dress accordingly. 

 

SHADE BASKET KIT 1: 100102

Includes:

(5) 3.5in Fuschia

(1) 12in Green hanging basket

(1) bag of soil

Soil Moist & Apex

 

SHADE BASKET KIT 2: 100101

Includes:

(3) 3.5in Begonia Tuberous

(1) 4pack Lobelia

(1) 12in Green Hanging Basket

(1) bag of soil

Soil Moist & Apex

 

April 30th @10am: Tomato 101 Class

With over 10,000 ultivars, there is a tomato out there for everyone. We'll learn about the differences between determinate, indetermindate, heirloom, and hybrids and the basics for growing all of them.

 

April 30th @11:30am: Design Your Own Sun-Loving Hanging Basket

Get guidance while planting a hanging basket that will brighten up that sunny spot in your garden. Choose a kit from two different options, both filled with plants that thrive in the sun.

This class will be held in-person this year. The class will take place out back in our garden center. It will be outside, so please dress accordingly. 

 

SUN BASKET KIT #1:

(4) 3.5in Petunias

(1) 3.5in Dracaena Spikes

(1) 12in Green Hanging Basket

Bag of Soil

Soil Moist & Apex

 

SUN BASKET KIT #2:

(3) 3.5in Zonal Geranium

(1) 4 pack Lobelia

(1) 12in Green Hanging Basket

Bag of Soil

Soil Moist & Apex

 

May 7th @10am: Planting a New Lawn Class

Learn how to plant a lawn in Alaska. Our instructor will show you the best practices when planting a lawn from start to finish in Alaska.

 

May 14th @10am: Planning & PLanting Your Veggie Garden Class

THIS CLASS IS FULL. If you would like to be put on a waitlist, if we have cancellations or we open a second class, please email us at orders@alaskamillandfeed.com. 

Overwhelmed by seed options? Not sure where to plant what? Planning out a vegetable garden can be a daunting task for even the most seasoned gardener. Join us for guidance on putting the right plants in the right places.

 

May 21st @10am: Building Your Berry Patch

Harvest a bounty of berries this summer! We'll learn all about raspberries and strawberries in this class including planting, pruning and preparing for winter.

 

May 28th @10am: Container Gardening

Container gardening is a fantastic way to garden while overcoming space and soil issues. Learn how to choose container-friendly plant varieties and grow your own flowers and veggies on your balcony or front steps. 

 

June 4th @10am: Planting Your Perennials

This basic planting perennials class will cover the differences between growing zones, bloom times, placement and care including which to prune back in the fall.