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**Upcoming Classes**


Thursday, March 12, 2020   5:30-7:30 pm

Things are Looking Up: Going Vertical in Your Garden


Switchyard Park, 1611 S. Rogers St, Bloomington, Indiana

Trellises, stakes, hanging pots, pyramids, walls: All are useful tools in your small garden. Many vegetables, herbs, and flowers can be trained to grow in a compact space with extra support. Come learn to make the most of your space by growing up. The sky is the limit!
Pre-registration is required.


Instructor: Steven Stewart of Sustainable in Suburbia
To register, please visit https://bloomington.in.gov/index.php/parks/community-gardening/orchard-classes

 

Mar 26, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Composting: Recycling and Reusing in Your Garden


Monroe County Endwright Center, Ellettsville, Indiana 

Recycle and Reuse are bywords in today’s culture and very important to our environment. You can continue these great practices in your gardens as well. Start Composting at home. What can be composted, what should not, and how to do it. It’s not as hard as you might think.
Join us for our class Composting: Recycling and Reusing in Your Garden and learn how to start today!

Sign up at this link:
http://area10agency.org/event/composting-recycling-and-reusing-in-your-garden/ 
or CALL:
(812) 876-3383 ext. 515




Instagram and Facebook

You can now visit us on Instagram and Facebook as well!  We are listed as Sustainableinsuburbia.   Come check out our new album of photos from the Stewart Homestead! Also check out our new helpful sustainable hints and tricks, Plant features.



Past Classes

Thursday, November 21, 2019   

Eating with your Eyes: Growing Microgreens at Home


Monroe County Endwright Center, Ellettsville, Indiana

Presentation can be just as important as nutrition and taste when we're dining at home.  Microgreens are extremely nutritious, tasty and beautiful.  In this workshop you'll learn how to start your own inside Microgreens Garden without an expensive set up or lighting system.  It's extremely easy to do and extremely rewarding for the home chef, 12 months a year!

Instructor: Steven Stewart of Sustainable in Suburbia

 

Monroe County Endwright Center, Ellettsville, Indiana

Well it seems like I have a large abundance of vegetables that I didn't count on!  That's great but What do I do?! And how do I take ending my season in the garden to make the best next Spring?
Come Learn how to 1) Look for optimum ripeness and what to do with all those tasty veggies with easy recipes and preservation techniques, 2) Learn what you can plant for a late crop and 3) How to prepare your beds for next season.  Come here to learn how to keep that Organic Cycle going year-round. 

Well...We are doing it!  LIVE! Online Courses!

Managing the Abundance; A Harvest for all Seasons 

Thursday, August 29 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm Eastern/Standard time



Are the signs of early Autumn reminding you all too soon that the gardening season is coming to an end? Are you reminiscing about how nice the weather was in the Spring and you wanted to be in the garden every day?

Well, I'm here to tell you that with a little help you can have those beautiful gardening days again very soon. Join me for my class... I'll teach you how to plant a fall winter garden, give helpful hints on keeping your vegetables through the winter and how to put some of your beds to rest.


Sunday, August 11, 2019, 1:00-2:00 pm

I Can't Stop Gardening...so DON'T! Fall Gardening

Deep Roots Garden Center, Bloomington, Indiana

Come learn how to start your fall garden and have fresh vegetables at the Holidays and even harvest earlier in the Spring next year than you've ever done before.  You'll discover what plants do well and helpful hints to ensure their success.  Discover how to make your garden beds as fruitful as they can be.

Instructor: Steven Stewart of Sustainable in Suburbia

To sign up call Deep Roots Garden Center at (812) 822-8961

QUESTIONS?

Email: survivalistinsuburbia@gmail.com

  



Saturday, May 18, 2019     10:00-11:30am
Things Are Looking Up!  Going Vertical in Your Garden
Monroe County Endwright Center, Ellettsville, Indiana

Trellises, stakes, tee pees, hanging pots, pyramids, walls...All are useful tools in your small space garden.  Whether is is sweet peas on a trellis or green beans on a tee pee, many vegetables, herbs and flowers can be treained to grow in a compact speace with a little extra support.  Come to this class to learn how to make the most of your space by goiong up.  The sky is the limit!

Instructor: Steven Stewart of Sustainable in Suburbia
 





  • Saturday, April 20, 2019    10:00-11:30am
  • Better Preperations = Better Results 

    Monroe County Endwright Center, Ellettsville, Indiana


    Come join me as I talk about ways to improve your harvest from proper preparation. I will cover how to prepare the soil in your garden beds and do a soil test.  I will share tricks that will help to combat weeds, disease, and pest problems later on in the growing season.  We will discuss what plants grow great together, economic watering and feeding methods, preparing inside starts for transplanting outdoors and how to make the most of your space.
  • Instructor: Steven Stewart of Sustainable in Suburbia 










  • Thursday, February 21, 2019,    1:00-2:30pm

    Natural Herbal Medicines:

    A Home Physician in Your Garden

    Monroe County Endwright Center, Ellettsville, Indiana

    Did you know that you can help treat your minor illnesses inexpensively and easily from your very own garden and yard? Come learn some simple recipes for teas made from your herbs and flowers that can really make a difference in how you feel. Our grandparents and their grandparents did it. Why can't we?! 
  • Instructor: Steven Stewart of Sustainable in Suburbia



  • WEDNESDAY, January 30, 2019, 5:30-7:30pm

    The Garden That Never Ends

    Hilltop Gardens, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
     
    Planning a three-season garden before spring will help you get the most out of your garden this year. Plant multiple crops in the same beds, increase the variety of crops you grow, and really maximize your harvest. 

    Instructor: Steven Stewart of Sustainable in Suburbia

    Offered by Bloomington Indiana Parks and Recreation
    Sponsored by Hilltop Gardens at Indiana University


    SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2019, 10:30-11:30

    Spring Garden Planning in the Winter

    Monroe County Endwright Center, Ellettsville, Indiana
    So, you want to try gardening. You might want to… Save on the grocery bill? Have more control and knowledge about the food you eat? Help feed the hungry? Start a new hobby for fun?  So now what do you do?  Come to this class to learn about 
    Our Plant Hardiness Zone and what grows best in Central Indiana, 
    What plants require to be healthy and happy, How to start some plants indoors, Different types of gardens, Planning a layout for your garden, and
    Materials and tools that you will need to get started.  Who knew that Gardening can start by the fireplace when the snow is still falling.
    Instructor: Steven Stewart of Sustainable in Suburbia









  • Sunday, September 30, 2018, Noon-2:00




  • Container Gardening: No Space? No Problem!  

    If you don't want to end gardening now, no problem!  You can bring it inside for the winter!  Or, if have a limited amount of space for your garden or just want to try gardening on a smaller scale, you can learn a lot in this class.  Learn some of the vegetables, herbs, and flowers that grow best in containers and all the steps, from choosing your pot to harvesting those great goodies. Plus enjoy a complimentary glass of wine, an hors d'oeuvre, and take home your potted beauty with you!  Afterwards enjoy your afternoon by staying and having lunch or take a stroll around this beautiful winery nestled in Idyllic Southern Indiana hills!

    Offered by Sustainable in Suburbia

    Sponsored by Owen Valley Winery


    Thursday, September, 13, 6:00-8:00pm
  • The Gardening Whodunit: Inspector Green Thumb at Your Service! 

    Do your research now and get a head start on those critters competing for YOUR harvest!

    Have you felt like this? “Oh no! Panic time!  My garden must be dying!”  Your hard work is not wasted.  Here you can learn 1) How to investigate the crime scene and identify the culprit…was it insects or animals, disease, lack of nutrients, an overabundance of a mineral, too little or too much water? 2)  Learn to fix the damage without breaking your budget or hurting the environment, and   3) discover how to pamper those plants to ensure they can finish the race. Come find out just what your plants need to be happy again! 

    Offered by Bloomington Indiana Parks and Recreation

    Co-sponsors Bloomingfoods and Hilltop Garden Center at Indiana University.










  • Saturday, August 25, 10:00 am-noon

    The Superstars in Your Indiana Garden

     There are some fruits and vegetables that just make you think of an Indiana summer garden.  Learn best practices for how to grow, care for, and harvest tomatoes, zucchini, bell peppers, green beans and sweet corn.  You will also take home some traditional Hoosier recipes for keeping these items into the Winter season for enjoyment later.

    Offered by Bloomington Indiana Parks and Recreation

    Co-sponsors Bloomingfoods and Hilltop Garden Center at Indiana University.






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