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EdAdvance Foothills Adult & Continuing Education



Home Improvement

How to Sharpen Everything and Anything - Torrington

$40

with Harold Pantely

Calendar Oct 9, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Learn traditional and modern techniques to sharpen anything dull, like pesky kitchen cutlery, garden tools, scissors, etc. Topics to be covered include types of stones, gadgets, wet or dry, machines, all types of steel. Instructor will provide all instruments for demonstration and teach methods for students to try out. Class meets Oct 9 and Oct 16.

Perennial Gardening and Design - R7 Winsted

$20

with Cathy Zbuska

Calendar Oct 3, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Gardening with perennials can be daunting even for the seasoned gardener. In this class, a primer on design, you will learn how to determine placement of your garden, soil, prep, principles and qualities. You will learn examples of plant combinations to try in your garden and about some good long-blooming perennials for the beginning gardener. Participants are encouraged to bring pictures of their own yard and garden for discussion if time allows.

Raising Chickens (NEW) - Litchfield

$20

with Astrid Robitaille

Calendar Oct 7, 2019 at 6 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 to be included are where the best place 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.

Replacement Windows - Litchfield

$20

with Paul O'Doherty

Calendar Oct 22, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Compare 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 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.

Simplify, Organize, & Focus On What You Are Passionate About - Danbury

$20

with Kerri Colombo

Calendar Nov 12, 2019 at 7 pm

Reduce your clutter and reduce your overwhelm! Enjoy your home again and free up time to do things you enjoy! Professional Organizer Kerri Colombo of Cornerstone Organizing will share tips for you to create a home environment that reflects who you are and who you wish to be. You’ll leave with skills and confidence to tackle your organizing projects in a mindful way. Keri has appeared as the Organizing Expert on TLC’s Hoarding: Buried Alive and is a recommended organizer with Hartford Hospital’s Institute of Living Anxiety Disorders Center.

The Taming of the Shrub - Litchfield

$79

with David Silver

Calendar Oct 23, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Pruning is an art & a science that requires practice. Learning sound techniques applied at the right time for the right plant can take the mystery out of pruning. Topics also discussed 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.

The Taming of the Shrub - R7 Winsted

$79

with David Silver

Calendar Oct 3, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Pruning is an art & a science that requires practice. Learning sound techniques applied at the right time for the right plant can take the mystery out of pruning. Topics also discussed 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.





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