Fall is a busy time in Piedmont gardens: it's time to grow collards and lettuce and build your soil through leaf composting. Ecological gardening can help you create the beautiful, healthy landscape and garden of your dreams, without relying on expensive and dangerous pesticides and chemicals. The class emphasizes compost making, soil building and preparation techniques, cool season vegetables, flowers and herbs. Topics covered include basic selecting, pruning and transplanting of landscape plants (including fruit crops), fall/winter clean-up, ecological disease and weed and pest control. These six fun, hands-on outdoor classes teach you how to succeed as an ecological and organic influenced gardener in our region. Focus is on practical information you can use immediately in your own garden and follows a philosophy of working with Nature as a partner.