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EdAdvance Foothills Adult & Continuing Education SPRING 2021 Classes

Home Improvement

Backyard Beekeeping (Online)


with Bill Domonell

Calendar Feb 22, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

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 behavior, cost, time commitment (by season), equipment, and types of hives. B. Domonell 

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Raising Chickens (Online)


with Astrid Robitaille

Calendar Feb 22, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Raising chickens can be a fun activity for an urban homesteader. This class will have first-hand funny stories and practical dos and don’ts. Upon successful completion of the course, students will know what kind of food to feed chicks, how to take care of an adult hen, and how to buy a hen house.  Topics include where to buy your fertilized eggs for hatching your live chicks, what kind of food to feed egg laying hens, how much room chickens need to roam, the laws on selling the eggs, and zoning laws. A. Robitaille

Adaptive Gardening (Online)


with William Fahy

Calendar Feb 24, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Do not give up on the garden you love.  If injury or arthritis has stopped you, learn about ways to modify your garden and the tools and gadgets you can use. Discussions include raised flower and vegetable beds, flowerpot and hanging gardens, even gardening with a friend or relative to share duties. Let us make gardening fun again! W. Fahy 

Replacement Window Workshop (Online)


with Paul O'Doherty

Calendar Mar 9, 2021 at 6:30 pm

REPLACEMENT WINDOW WORKSHOP Compare window products and prices. See how windows are properly installed! Want to save on your heat and air conditioning bills and take advantage of incentive programs available, but do not know where to start? Examine Low-E, Argon, Triple Pane, Wood, Vinyl, Composite. How much should I pay for a good quality window? Confused? Do not be! Come learn from an experienced Master Carpenter. This workshop is a must for anyone thinking about having windows replaced or replacing windows themselves. P. O’Doherty 

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Art of Bonsai: Inspirations for Garden Design (Online)


with David Silver

Calendar Mar 10, 2021 at 6 pm

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. This lecture shows how these design principles can be applied in conjunction. It is recommended, but not required, that participants attend “Taming of the Shrubs” class prior to this class. D. Silver 

Decluttering & Organizing your Home (Online)


with Jan P. Baltrush

Calendar Mar 19, 2021 at 6 pm

Participants will learn strategies to tame those piles of paper, organize those closets, and tackle that “junk /spare room” we all have. Participants will have the tools to make the necessary decisions about what they are keeping, donating, or discarding, and then knowing where to store the things that they are keeping. J. Baltrush 

The Taming of the Shrub (Online)


with David Silver

Calendar Mar 24, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Pruning is an art & a science that requires practice. Learn sound techniques applied at the right time for the right plant that can take the mystery out of pruning. Topics also discussed include pruning & training of common garden shrubs, the rationale of pruning, & 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 & aesthetically pleasing. D. Silver 

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A Seminar on Fruit Trees (Online)


with Peter Montgomery

Calendar May 3, 2021 at 6 pm

The most common question asked in this seminar is:” Why don’t my apple trees have any apples?”  Spend two evenings in this seminar, and you will have your answer and know why and how to correctly prune and balance your tree back to health.  If you are new to fruit trees, start here. P. Montgomery 

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