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Backyard Bee Keeping (In Person) Litchfield
with Bill Domonell
This introductory class is geared to those curious about honeybees and who may be considering starting hives of their own. Topics discussed will be honeybee biology and behavior, cost, time commitment (by season), equipment, and types of hives.
Furniture Finishing - Bring Wood to Life (In Person) Woodbury MS *** New start date ***
with Vincent Dorso, Sr.
Learn to restore that special piece or tag sale find. Learn to sand, strip, stain, repair, and finish. If it’s wood, we can fix it and return it to its original condition and value. You can bring a small piece of furniture to class. A supply list will be given to students in the first class.
The Taming Of The Shrub
with David Silver
Pruning is an art and a science that requires practice. Learn sound techniques when applied at the right time for the right plant that can take the mystery out of pruning. Topics also discussed include pruning and training of common garden shrubs, the rationale of pruning, and the fundamentals of good pruning practices. A discussion of the rationale behind pruning will help the home gardener achieve a result that is both horticulturally sound and aesthetically pleasing.
Downsizing Doesn't Have To Be Painful (Online)
with Jan P. Baltrush
Learn tips on purging unwanted items, time frames, places to sell and/or donate unwanted items, and techniques to get through the process of downsizing for a move. Students will be able to plan for a successful and managed move to their new home. Decide on what stays and what goes, what to consider for all parties who will be involved with the move, and the time frames for scheduling all aspects of a move.
Replacement Window Workshop: Compare Products & Prices. See How Windows Are Properly Installed From The Comfort Of Your Own Home! (Online)
with Paul O'Doherty
Want to save on your heat and air conditioning bills and take advantage of incentive programs available, but don’t know where to start? Low-E, Argon, Triple Pane, Wood, Vinyl, Composite. How much should I pay for a good quality window? Confused? Don’t be! Come learn from an experienced Master Carpenter. This workshop is a must for anyone thinking about having windows replaced or replacing windows themselves.
Raising Chickens For Beginners (Online)
with Rebecca Ann Lexa
Thinking about getting chickens? We’ll talk about whether to start with brand-new chicks or older birds, what your new flock will need, common maladies and how to treat them, and MUCH more! Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to know the basics of how to choose chickens for their flocks, how to feed and house them properly, enrichment, basic medical care, and what to do with all those eggs!
Art Of Bonsai: Inspirations For Garden Design (Online)
with David Silver
There is a misconception that the art of Bonsai, is a specialized Japanese horticultural art form with no relationship to garden design. The truth is that Bonsai design principles are universal design principles. An overview of the art of Bonsai, Bonsai display, and design elements in the Japanese garden will help the home gardener understand the basic concepts of Eastern design principles. It is recommended, but not required, that participants attend “Taming of the Shrub” class prior to this class.