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EdAdvance Foothills Adult & Continuing Education

Home Improvement

Furniture Finishing - Bring Wood To Life - Woodbury


with Vincent Dorso, Sr.

Calendar Apr 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

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 at the first class. * No class 5/25

Container Gardening - R7 Winsted


with Cathy Zbuska

Calendar Apr 28, 2020 at 6:30 pm

If you have limited time, space or poor soil, container gardening may be right for you.  Get all the information you need to start vegetable gardening, herbs, perennials and annuals in containers from choosing the container, the right soil to water and fertilizer needs.  Find out how to choose plants and get some creative ideas for containers.

Organic Land/Lawn Care - Litchfield


with Cathy Zbuska

Calendar Apr 29, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Organic is becoming more popular. Learn why to go organic, how to create an organic lawn, supplements and when to apply, how to transition to organic, what grass seeds are best for certain conditions, evaluating weeds and what they can tell you about your soil, fungus and insects that attack lawns and how to deal with them organically, alternatives to lawns and where to find resources

Gardening for the Birds and Butterflies - Torrington


with Cathy Zbuska

Calendar May 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Planning and gardening for the birds and the butterflies just requires a few simple elements. Learn about the necessary elements in bird and butterfly-friendly gardens. Get information on plants, trees and shrubs that attract birds and butterflies to your garden and get a sample design for a butterfly garden.

Adaptive Gardening -Litchfield


with William Fahy

Calendar May 12, 2020 at 6 pm

Don’t give up on the garden you love.  If injury or arthritis has hindered 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’s make gardening fun again!

Feng Shui, It's more than just moving furniture! - Plymouth


with Rose Garbien

Calendar May 14, 2020 at 6 pm

Would you like more wealth and prosperity, a better relationship with your spouse, change your career? Learn how to make these changes and more, by making a shift in your environment to manifest your wishes. Students will learn what feng shui is and how to use it to bring about changes in their lives.

Gardening in the Shade - Torrington


with Cathy Zbuska

Calendar May 19, 2020 at 6:30 pm


Almost everyone has a section of their yard where it is hard to grow plants because it’s too shady. Learn how to determine how much shade you have, find out about plants for dry shade and moist shade, get information and a palate of non-traditional plants with both foliage and bloom that will thrive in these conditions.

Fluid Tranquility: Fundamentals of Water Garden Design - Plymouth


with David Silver

Calendar May 28, 2020 at 6 pm

The water feature is a vital element in the Japanese Garden.  This lecture will discuss water features are created and the principles of their design and installation. Special emphasis will be put on how even the smallest gardens can incorporate a water feature. Topics include site selection, design, waterfalls, creating rivers, pump and filter selection and fish and plants for the water garden.

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